November 22, 2011. (Romereports.com)
For the Vatican's Secretary of State, the economic crisis forces us to question the responsibility and the ethics of the financial system. The Vatican's number two said that markets are self-referential and therefore unsustainable.Card. Tarcisio Bertone
Vatican Secretary of State“The economic crisis highlights the un-sustainability of a market totally self-referential and, while raising new questions about the responsibility and ethics of financial processes, represents a fundamental question with compelling importance about the meaning of fate, dignity, and the spiritual vocation of the person.”
Cardinal Bertone said that in response the Church is offering different ways to meet and have a dialogue starting from the Gospel.
He said this during a meeting in Rome with representatives from the Council of European Episcopal Conferences, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Also present was the Vatican's Congregation for the New Evangelization.
Cardinal Bertone also denounced the presence of what he called an intolerant secularism in Europe. He said they often abuse the principle of non-discrimination to build a dictatorship of relativism that clashes with Christian values. Card. Tarcisio Bertone
Vatican Secretary of State “It's against the marriage between a man and a woman, against the defense of life from conception to natural death.”
The cardinal called on the bishops and others to address these problems, by first trusting in God. And also by being realistic, undoing any prejudice and by getting ready to spread the message of the New Evangelization.