We have an obligation, says Pope Francis, to take care of those around us. And to do that, we have to steward our resources. It should be the new world order.
Francis made the comments during his South America tour, according to the Associated Press.
“As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,” he told reporters. “We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation of the created world.”
This isn’t the first time the Pope has called for a focus on sharing resources, and in doing so, he’s gained many critics.
Yet Francis remains firm.
“The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, and however much someone may parade his property, it has a social mortgage,” Francis said. “The tapping of natural resources, which are so abundant in Ecuador, must not be concerned with short-term benefits.”