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The 16 Documents of Vatican II


 166:   Based on the Vatican II document 
Gaudium et Spes (Church in the world) 
Articles 64, 65



The economic life of the human family
should not be run by a cartel:

"Economic development must not be left to the judgment of a few people
or groups possessing too much economic power
or of the political community alone
or of certain more powerful nations.
It is necessary, on the contrary, that at every level
the largest possible number of people and,
when it is a question of international relations,
all nations have an active share in directing that development"

May the largest number of people have a say
in running the economy of the world

And....this principle applies to many areas of life, not just the economic side of things

May the largest number of people
take part in decision making in politics
.....and in the Church (where too few have too much control!)

Jesus, please help Pope Francis get the Church to put the above words into practice


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