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Jeffrey Sachs named to Pontifical Academy

October 25, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has named Jeffrey Sachs, the controversial Columbia University economist and proponent of population control, to be a member of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.

Sachs has been a leading figure in the UN’s sustainable-development drive. A frequent critic of US foreign policy, he has been criticized for his ties to China and his unwillingness to condemn Chinese human-rights abuses.

Sachs has been a regular participant in Vatican conferences on development and other economic topics during the current pontificate.

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