John Paul II
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L'Osservatore Romano, 30 April, 2003.

"On Saturday 26 April, in the Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father conducted a special Audience with . . . members of the banking community from Spain and Latin America . . ."

"To the banking community: Seek proper economic interests"

". . . I wish to recall that the concern for profit, while legitimate, cannot be the principal motive or exclusive basis of entrepreneurial or commercial activity, because such activity must take into account human factors and is subordinated to the appropriate moral demands of every human action. I invite you, therefore, to build a true community of persons that seeks to satisfy its economic interests within the framework of the proposals of justice and of solidarity, of responsible and constructive work, and of the promotion of authentic and sincere human relations that are also at the service of society (cf. Centesimus Annus, n. 35)."1a* BENEDICT XVI


* Italics in the original.

1 Pope John Paul II (1920-2005). Special Audience: To Scouts, Bankers and Catholic Action. L'Osservatore Romano, 30-Apr-2003. Holy See, News Service.