For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters: April Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

8 April 2018 | General Interest

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters.

     

Text of the April video:

'The economy cannot attempt only to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.
It must follow the path marked out by business leaders, politicians, thinkers, and leaders in society who place the human person in first place, and do everything possible to ensure that there are opportunities of dignified work.

Let us say “no” to an economy of exclusion, an economy that kills. And let us fight to achieve a “yes” to an economy that lets live because it shares, includes the poor, and uses profits to create communion.

Let us raise our voices together, asking that economists may have the courage to reject an economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.'

Pope Francis' Intentions for 2018: English (PDF)