Church Can Help Humanize Globalization, Says Cardinal Martino

Addresses an International Convention on Leo XIII

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 7, 2003 (Zenit.org).- A Vatican official says the Catholic Church can do a lot to give meaning to globalization and put it more at the service of mankind.

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made that observation when he spoke on “The Teaching of the Church on Globalization” at a convention on Pope Leo XIII, organized in Rome by the Vatican secretary of state. The two-day convention ended Saturday.

The cardinal said the Church also stresses the urgent need to globalize solidarity, seeking progressive convergence toward a “common moral code.”

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