"Surely there is a need to “re-animate” the economy! (...) We need to correct models of growth incapable of guaranteeing respect for the environment, openness to life, concern for the family, social equality, the dignity of workers and the rights of future generations (...) to set in place a new economic model, the fruit of a culture of communion based on fraternity and equality". 

Pope Francis, “Economy of Francesco”, Assisi, 2020

The Dicastery, in cooperation with Episcopal Conferences, their regional and continental groupings and the hierarchical structures of the Eastern Churches, promotes the fight against poverty, and works with national and international institutions for the pursuit of integral human development. It promotes and defends equitable economic models and sober lifestyles, especially by promoting initiatives against the economic and social exploitation of poor countries, asymmetrical commercial relations, financial speculation and development models that create exclusion. (PE, art. 167-168).

13 July 2018

Social and Ethical Aspects of Economics. A Colloquium in the Vatican

11 July 2018

Message for the World Sea Sunday 2018

11 July 2018

Message for the Sea Sunday, 8 July 2018

04 July 2018

Trade, Development and Fight against Poverty, 1999

21 June 2018

An Integral Ecology for an Integral Society: the great challenge of our time, Jerusalem, 12.03.18

21 June 2018

Global Justice, Common Future – Our Responsibility for Integral Human Development, Bonn, 26.04.18

21 June 2018

Statement – UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 65th Session, Geneva, 06.06.18