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Hervorming internationale geldstelsel

gepubliceerd: maandag, 24 oktober 2011
Hervorming internationale geldstelsel

Het Vati­caan heeft op 24 october 2011 een be­lang­rijk do­cu­ment uit­ge­vaar­digd over de fi­nan­ciële crisis, de oor­zaken en een aanzet tot her­vor­ming van de globale economie.

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Towards refor­ming the inter­na­tio­nal fi­nan­cial and monetary systems in the context of global public authority

Vatican City, 2011


“The world situation requires the concerted effort of everyone, a thorough examination of every facet of the problem – social, economic, cultural and spiritual. The Church, which has long experience in human affairs and has no desire to be involved in the political activities of any nation, ‘seeks but one goal: to carry forward the work of Christ under the lead of the befrien­ding Spirit. And Christ entered this world to give witness to the truth; to save, not to judge; to serve, not to be served.’”

With these words, in the prophetic and always rele­vant Encyclical Populorum Progressio of 1967, Paul VI outlined in a clear way “the trajectories” of the Church’s close relation with the world. These trajectories intersect in the profound value of human dignity and the quest for the common good, which make people responsible and free to act accor­ding to their highest aspirations.

The economic and fi­nan­cial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence. What is more, the crisis engages private actors and compe­tent public authorities on the national, regional and inter­na­tio­nal level in serious reflection on both causes and solutions of a political, economic and technical nature...