(ANSA) - VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 16 - Pope Francis returns to ask for an economic model with a "human face".
In the video message for the meeting of Popular Movements, he asks to turn the page after the pandemic.
"These are changes that mark points of no return, turning points, crossroads where humanity is called to choose" and "returning to the previous schemes would be truly suicidal and, if you allow me to force the words a little, ecocide and genocide".
To change the economic model it would be necessary to introduce "universal wages and the reduction of the working day", is his proposal. For Pope Francis it is therefore necessary to change "our socio-economic models, so that they have a human face, because so many models have lost it". "I want to ask everyone in the name of God. To the great laboratories, that they liberalize patents. Make a gesture of humanity and allow every country, every people, every human being, to have access to the vaccine". "I want to ask, in the name of God, financial groups and international credit organizations to allow poor countries to guarantee the basic needs of their people and to forgive those debts" made against the interests of the peoples.
Finally, he asks to act together against populism and 'blesses' the Black Lives Matter movement by defining the promoters of the protests as "collective Samaritans".