Catholic bishops from across the world ask G8 leaders to consider the needs of the poor in developing countries

Catholic bishops from across the world joined together to ask leaders of the G8 nations to consider the needs of the poor in developing countries across the globe.

In a June 3 letter, the bishops encouraged the national leaders to work in their upcoming meeting to “take steps to improve nutrition, reduce hunger and poverty, and strengthen just tax, trade and transparency policies for the common good of all.”

The G8 – or Group of Eight – is a forum of major industrialized countries that meet to discuss issues of international concern, such as global security, economic growth and terrorism. Its members include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. They meet in Belfast next weekend.

Full report: catholicnewsagency.com/news/international-bishops-urge-g8-leaders-to-remember-the-poor/

Well, this sounds like a very good and noble thing.

Beware of the fact, however, that from what I’ve read of them, the G8 has an enormous sphere of political and economic influence with no transparency yet the power they wield global changes. To whom do they answer to?

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