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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Francis denounces a "hypocritical" economic system that tries to hide the evil it produces


In front of more than a thousand entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs from the "Economy of Communion", the pope denounced the "hypocrisy" of the current economic system. He said that companies whose productions negatively affect the world try to cover their actions with good initiatives. 

"But — and this can never be said enough — capitalism continues to produce discarded people whom it would then like to care for. The principal ethical dilemma of this capitalism is the creation of discarded people, then trying to hide them or make sure they are no longer seen.”

These entrepreneurs have joined the economic and cultural project promoted by Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement.

It is an international network of companies that look at the current system from a community perspective, as opposed to an individualist one. They assign projects and benefits to improve the places and people where they work.

The pope told them to not only heal the victims of the current economic system, but also work to change the system, so that in the future there will be no more victims. 

"The first gift of the entrepreneur is of his or her own person: your money, although important, is too little. Money does not save if it is not accompanied by the gift of the person."

Today, more than 800 companies from around the world have joined the "Economy of Communion" project. It was born in the early 90's, and serves as a concrete way to realize the Social Doctrine of the Church.