4 APRIL 2018 – For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters

The economy cannot attempt only to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]


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[1] Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 24 November 2013.

[2] Audience to the members of the Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice Foundation.

[3] Monthly intention of the Holy Father for April 2018 entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.