Message of Pope Francis to the World Economic Forum in Davos
It is intolerable that thousands of people continue to die every day from hunger, even though substantial quantities of food are available, and often simply wasted. Likewise, we cannot but be moved by the many refugees seeking minimally dignified living conditions, who not only fail to find hospitality, but often, tragically, perish in moving from place to place.
I know that these words are forceful, even dramatic, but they seek both to affirm and to challenge the ability of this assembly to make a difference...
I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.