Pope Francis issued a letter addressing the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund calling for “global governance”, advocating universal vaccination, and lamenting the “ecological” disaster that faces the world.
The letter, dated April 4th, mentioned God just once, in the final line.
Some excerpts from the letter:
While many countries are now consolidating individual recovery plans, there remains an urgent need for a global plan that can create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly those of global governance, and help to build a new network of international relations for advancing the integral human development of all peoples.
Nor can we overlook another kind of debt: the “ecological debt” that exists especially between the global north and south. We are, in fact, in debt to nature itself, as well as the people and countries affected by human induced ecological degradation and biodiversity loss.
Here, I reiterate my call to government leaders, businesses and international organizations to work together in providing vaccines for all, especially for the most vulnerable and needy.