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Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga

Defend life: Economics without ethics are deadly, cardinal says

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The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.

"The economy is not a god. We have to have the courage to put it in its place," the cardinal said Thursday at a presentation of the book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills by Italian journalists Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi.

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