Notre Dame News | September 23, 2015
During his welcoming ceremony at the White House, Pope Francis made reference to one of the central themes of his papacy: that the modern global economy is enriching the few at the expense of the many.
“I would like all men and women of goodwill in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development,” Francis said.
Joseph Kaboski, professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and the president of the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO), does not anticipate that the pope will be giving economic or policy advice during his U.S. visit. Rather, "he will be making a moral argument about what are the issues are that we ought to be thinking about. He is playing the role of a spiritual leader.