Do not fall for the allure of money, which can enslave and alienate like a cult, Pope Francis told business school students.
“And it is also important that you be able to learn today the strength and courage to not blindly obey the invisible hand of the market,” he said.
The pope spoke on 19th October at the Vatican to a group of students from a private Catholic school, Institution des Chartreux, in Lyon, France. They are preparing for higher education in business and finance.
The pope said he was pleased they were receiving an education that touched on the “human, philosophical and spiritual” dimensions of life and said these aspects would be essential for their future professional life.
“Learn to remain free from the allure of money, from the slavery” that befalls those who “turn it into a cult,” he said.
Picture: Pope Francis arrives for an audience with a group of students from a private Catholic school, Institution des Chartreux, in Lyon, France, at the Vatican on 19th October. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano).