PopeWatch has long been a fan of unintentional irony and he does appreciate this section of a report on a two day conference by the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace on the economic ideas of Pope Francis:
The monsignor explained that the conference, called “The Global Common Good: Towards a more inclusive economy”, was held behind closed doors because much of the content was in need of refinement and integration. He said requests to participate were high, reflecting a keen interest in the Pope’s thoughts on social justice, given the current and grave issues in the world.
Go here to read the rest. PopeWatch suspects that if the economic ideas of Pope Francis were ever implemented the results would be every bit as open and inclusive as this closed door conference, alas. Economies that require supervision by the State, and PopeWatch does not see how the economic ideas of the Pope could be implemented without mammoth state intervention and control, tend not to be noted for transparency, inclusion or openness.