Pope encourages work of cooperatives

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Pope Francis met with directors and employees of an Italian credit union on September 12 and encouraged it and other cooperatives “to continue to be the motor that develops the weakest part of the local community and of civil society.”

In his audience with the Banca di Credito Cooperativo of Rome, which is commemorating its 60thanniversary, Pope Francis recalled the points he emphasized in his February address to Representatives of the Confederation of Cooperatives. He also highlighted the importance of subsidiarity in Catholic social teaching.

“This is subsidiarity: not to weigh down the institutions, and therefore the state, when one can confront problems with one’s own efforts, with responsibility,” he said to participants in the audience, which took place in the Paul VI Audience Hall.



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  1. Maria janet cabague Rosellosa Reply

    Dear Pope Francis, i am Maria Janet C. Rosellosa 50 yrs.old from Philippines ,i am the follower of Catholic and Proud i am so happy to read about to work in cooperative Father Pope Francis my first love is God and people and this is my opportunity to work in God and to you and people i want to work in your Cooperative Father Pope, you are the answer of my prayers I hope and pray that i am the one of worker in Cooperative thank you and We Love You Pope Francis.

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