Economic gap requires response by Christians, says Vatican official
Published: September 2, 2008
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Poverty, particularly the growing gap between the world's rich and poor, is one of the most dramatic situations the world is facing and requires a response by Christians as well as by governments, said Cardinal Renato Martino. The cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, announced that his office is preparing a document on "poverty in the age of globalization." Vatican Radio reported Sept. 2 that the cardinal made the announcement during a late-August visit to Tanzania, where he hosted a continentwide presentation on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. "The commitment to organizing and structuring society in such a way as to ensure one's neighbor does not find himself in poverty is an indispensable act of charity," said the cardinal.
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