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World hunger due to market economy's lack of solidarity: Pope

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on Wednesday decried the existence of in the world and said it did not stem from a lack of resources but rather from an economic culture lacking in equity and human

The of the made his remarks during the weekly Audience in at the Vatican, reports news.

"Our world has sufficient resources to meet the primary needs of all its inhabitants," told the gathered crowd.

"Yet so many members of our human family continue to suffer extreme want and even starvation for lack of sound economic decisions inspired by and justice," he added.

"The goods of creation are destined for the entire human race," said. "What is lacking is a free and visionary business spirit capable of ensuring an adequate production, a humanitarian focus, and a fair distribution."

continued his ongoing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, and focused on the seventh commandment dealing specifically with both theft and respect for the property of others: "Thou shalt not steal".

The Pope said the faithful congregated at should take heed of the example set by Jesus Christ, who, although rich, became poor at the service of love, freedom and human dignity.



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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:36 IST