Pope Benedict xvi voiced a variety of political policies to the Vatican-accredited diplomatic corps on Monday. From Vatican City, the pope called for a ceasefire in Syria and touched on issues affecting several Middle Eastern and African countries. He also drew attention to Europe’s economic problems and urged European countries to work together to fix the financial crisis.
The pope identified profits as the source of Europe’s financial problems. He admonished policymakers to monitor disparities between rich and poor as closely as they monitor disparities in bond market yields.