As many people around the world face economic uncertainty due to the pandemic, a paradigm shift is needed, Pope Francis said.
The chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, has said that companies are using the excuse of the pandemic to take advantage of their workers.
While cautioning against blind reliance on “unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market,” Pope Francis sees the creative work of business as fundamental to building a just society.
The oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has renewed attention as to how environmental disasters affect ecological and economic life.
These appointments are a further indication of the pope’s determination to give more responsibility to women in the Vatican in positions that do not require ordination.