Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent Conveys Message from Pope to Inclusive Capitalism Conference

On 26 June at the Second International Conference on Inclusive Capitalism at Mansion House, Cardinal Vincent conveyed a message from Pope Francis to leaders from  business, finance and public policy committed to ensuring global economic systems create long-term and broadly shared prosperity.

In his opening remarks, Cardinal Vincent explained that the Pope's message contained words of both support and challenge. Referring to Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato si', the Cardinal explained that, while business is a 'noble profession in the service of humanity', there is the challenge of 'keeping the human person at the centre of creative endeavours' in an effort to address 'indefinsible inequalities'. He encouraged those present, at the behest of Pope Francis, to 'engage with the voices of those who are not present in this room today', in other words to consider the poor and destitute, reminding them that their leadership is one of 'service, not self-reward' and that they were called 'a privileged stewarding of creation on behalf of all'.

A transcript of the Cardinal's opening remarks and the Pope's message can be found here.

 

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