Several news items recently reported on the “Council for inclusive Capitalism.” On December 8 2020 an article was reported with the headline:
Big business gets its wings as leaders from major U.S. companies partner with Pope Francis: “Capitalism met Catholicism on Tuesday, as some of the world’s biggest business and investment leaders announced a new partnership with Pope Francis.”
They are pictured with the pope at a high-profile meeting at the Vatican.
“The Pope means business” said the headline.
“The alliance, known as the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican, aims to create a more inclusive, fair and sustainable economic landscape by taking pledges toward sustainable development goals focused on areas such as climate action, peace and justice, quality education and gender equality,” said the report.
Pope Francis said in a statement: ‘An economic system that is fair, trustworthy, and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed.’
The Council for Inclusive Capitalism
“The Council comprises 27 core members known as the Guardians of Inclusive Capitalism, who represent companies with over $2.1 trillion in market capitalization and 200 million workers.
“Members include Bank of America , Johnson & Johnson and Mastercard. The Guardians will meet annually with Pope Francis and Cardinal Peter Turkson, leader of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development at the Vatican, to pursue their vision and values.
“ ‘The fact that different religions need to come together on all matters is just the crying need of the times in our world,’ said the Council’s video introduction.
“The Council’s founding, spearheaded by Managing Partner of Inclusive Capital Partners Lynn Forester de Rothschild, illustrates a collaborative effort of the environmental, social and governance-focused practices occurring in the economic landscape already.
“Earlier this year, Chase announced that it would commit $30 billion to advance racial equality over the next five years while Apple and Microsoft unveiled plans to become carbon neutral and carbon negative, respectively, over the next 10 years” (Haley Messenger NBC News).
The New York Times reported:
The Pope Blesses Business Plans
A new initiative brings the Vatican and C.E.O.s together.
“The Vatican and business come together. It may seem an unusual pairing: big businesses and Pope Francis, a pontiff who has repeatedly criticized capitalism in scathing terms,” but the pope says he can forgive sins! So “they announced a new partnership, the latest sign of the growing influence of environmental, social and governance, or E.S.G., practices in business.”
Francis said in a statement: “An economic system that is fair, trustworthy, and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed.”
“The group is the brainchild of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the businesswoman who has backed ventures to promote so-called inclusive capitalism in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Among them is Inclusive Capital Partners, an E.S.G.-focused activist hedge fund co-founded with Jeff Ubben.”
So how is it that these businesses and wealthy executives are willing to place their wealth in a common purse with the Vatican? The answer is that these business leaders are seeking to clear their conscience - they are deluded in believing the Catholic Church and the priests can forgive sins - and if the pope himself hears confession, all sin is forgiven and conscience is cleared of any guilt. This may seem strange to a non-Catholic, but that is what “confession” is all about! The immortal souls of the wealthy capitalists are in the clear! Forgiven by the pope himself. In this way the world’s wealth is controlled by the pope.