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*
Italics in the original.
1 Pope John Paul II
Audience: To Scouts, Bankers and Catholic Action. L'Osservatore
Romano, 30-Apr-2003. Holy See, News Service.
MK-POPE JOHN PAUL II-20030505.