Pope Benedict XVI condemns ‘corruption and illegality’ of politicians and businesses

11 07 2009

The Pope condemned the “corruption and illegality” of politicians and businesses across the world as he called for a new order based on the common good.

By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Published: 7:00AM BST 08 Jul 2009

In a detailed critique of modern social, economic and environmental problems, delivered on the eve of a summit of the G8 leaders in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI warned that globalisation risked triggering a worldwide crisis.

He criticised the UN and said a new organisation “with real teeth” is needed to prevent another financial crisis, bring about peace and reduce the gap between rich and poor.

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