Pope Urges G20 Not To Neglect Poor

Excerpt from Catholic News Service report on Pope Benedict’s letter to G20 leaders:

“In the March 30 letter, Pope Benedict emphasized that participants in the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in London April 2-3 must find a way out of the global economic crisis but must avoid selfish or protectionist solutions.”

“‘If a key element of the crisis is a deficit of ethics in economic structures, the same crisis teaches us that ethics is not external to the economy, but internal, and that the economy cannot function if it does not bear within it an ethical component,” said the pope.”

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