Populorum Progressio 56: Equity In Trade Relations

Equity in Trade Relations: we can continue to work on this in our better moments. Problems arise when honesty is lacking in economic dealings. Concealing details of one’s plans, be it in law, commerce, and the modern religion of sport, this is all part of how the modern world operates.

56. Efforts are being made to help the developing nations financially and technologically. Some of these efforts are considerable. Yet all these efforts will prove to be vain and useless, if their results are nullified to a large extent by the unstable trade relations between rich and poor nations. The latter will have no grounds for hope or trust if they fear that what is being given them with one hand is being taken away with the other.

This encyclical letter is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana, and can be found in its entirety at this link.

The image is of Lady Justice at the Central Criminal Court of London.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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