URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,781 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Holy See diplomat criticizes protectionism

Catholic World News - December 20, 2011

Addressing a conference of the World Trade Organization, a leading Holy See diplomat called upon the wealthy nations to shun protectionism and open up their markets to goods from poorer nations.

“Evidence from the recent financial crisis has shown us that trade has been an effective tool in helping a rapid recovery,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi. “Now the primary challenge WTO faces is to sustain this approach and discourage countries to give in to the temptation of protectionism that promises to deliver some illusory short-run benefits while preventing more conspicuous long-term gains.”

“An additional burden could be imposed on the shoulders of the young and of the poor if they are deprived of such an effective tool for improving the economy as an open trade,” he added.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,689 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,311.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days