The Church in the World

Call for greater financial transparency

13 March 2014 | by Robert Mickens | Comments: 0

Rome

Pope Francis has called on the Church’s religious orders to exercise greater transparency in their administration of finances, reminding them that they are called to be prophetic witnesses of a Christian poverty and simple lifestyle that takes the side of the world’s poor and suffering, writes Robert Mickens.“This heartfelt poverty is solidarity – sharing and charity; it expresses itself through sobriety, the search for justice and in the joy of essentials, in order to be on guard against material idols that overshadow the authentic sense of life,” the Pope says in a letter published last Saturday for an international symposium on religious orders and financial management.Some 500 finance officers and treasurers from religious orders around the world met this ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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