Pope speaks out against greedy moneymen who sparked credit crisis

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Rome: December 11, 2008. The pontiff launched a fierce attack on the financial institutions responsible for the economic downturn, and said their actions were directly linked to world poverty and starvation.

In message for World Peace Day on January 1, the Pope said finance which focused on short term profit was 'a threat to all.' He said the current food crisis had not been created by a lack of food but 'the phenomenon of speculation and the inability of economic and political institutions to deal with needs and emergencies'. "The unbridled pursuit of wealth for wealth's sake creates a risk that in the world the rich will live in an ivory tower surrounded by a desert of poverty and degradation," he wrote. "Financial activity is only focused on itself without any consideration of the long term, the common good." The Pope said globalisation gave countries the opportunity to work together in beating world poverty and he urged world leaders to spend less on military weapons and more on development. He ended the message with an appeal to everyone to "open their hearts to the needs of the poor and do whatever is concretely possible to come to their aid. Combating poverty means building peace". Pope Benedict's message for World Peace Day is called "Combating Poverty, Building Peace."

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