Pope blames global crisis on lack of reverence for God

  Vatican City- Pope Benedict XVI said Friday 25 November 2011 that a lack of reverence for the divine has led to the global economic crisis. "The diffusion of this mentality has generated the crisis in which we live today, which is more a crisis of values than of economics," said the pontiff. Speaking at the 25th Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, he said that a trend towards godlessness had gathered pace even before the onset of the crisis. Last week during his visit to Benin, the pope issued a warning against the "unconditional surrender to the law of the market or that of finance". (ANSA)

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