Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, president of Caritas Internationalis, expressed dismay over economic growth that excludes the poor from economic predictions and any form of planning. "Redistributive justice, solidarity and gratuity need to be introduced into the economy. We must not behave like masters of creation but as good administrators," Cardinal Tagle said during the International Conference of the Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation conference held May 12-14 at the Vatican. The Manila prelate noted that the poor are always excluded because "many professionals, opinion makers, media channels and centers of power are located in rich urban areas." "They are miles away from the poor and are out of touch with their problems," said Cardinal Tagle. He said the church is aware of the issue of social injustices such as irrational consumption of resources, inequality between states and unemployment worldwide.
Support UCA News...
UCA News provides a unique service, bringing you the voices of emerging churches and helping you see efforts made to evangelize and bring relief to people in all manner of need.
UCA News has more than 40 full time and part time reporters, editors and administrators bringing you this service from across 23 countries in south, southeast and east Asia. You, too, can be part of their efforts by contributing even a small amount to keep UCA News available to the world.
Click here to consider the options available to you.
Your contribution to UCA News will immensely help us continue to grow a strong media community by harnessing information technology to inform, engage, inspire and influence the Catholics of Asia and the world.
As a gesture of our gratitude to your commitment to UCA News, we are pleased to gift you a free PDF Book/e-Book titled Mission in Asia when you make a contribution.