Originally Published on Vatican Radio (Re-posted with permission)
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis at his Angelus address on 29 June for the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul prayed for participants in the Impact Investing Conference 2016 which took place in the Vatican on 26-28 June.
The Holy Father said, “May private investments, united with those of the public sector, favour the eradication of poverty among so many emarginated people”.
The three day conference hosted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in conjunction with Catholic Relief Services, carried the title “Making the Year of Mercy a Year of Impact for the Poor“.
Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI, is Ethical Advisor for the OIP Investment Trust – which provides professional faith consistent investment management of the financial resources of Catholic organizations – and was a presenter at the conference. In an interview with Devin Watkins, Fr. Finn spoke about the need for a new way to the help the poor in a sustainable fashion.