Pope urges greater protection for jobs and environment

(AGI) Holy See, Oct 2 - Rampant consumerism is irresponsible, athreat to the planet and breeds inequalities, Pope Francis toldthe Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Thursday."Growing inequality and poverty threaten inclusive andparticipatory democracy," which is crucial to fairer marketeconomics, he said. Governments should favour "mechanisms thatprotect labour rights and the environment," he advised. (AGI) .

(AGI) Holy See, Oct 2 - Rampant consumerism is irresponsible, athreat to the planet and breeds inequalities, Pope Francis toldthe Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Thursday."Growing inequality and poverty threaten inclusive andparticipatory democracy," which is crucial to fairer marketeconomics, he said. Governments should favour "mechanisms thatprotect labour rights and the environment," he advised. (AGI) .