Pope: Creating jobs is key to ‘inclusive’ development

The best way to ensure that economic growth benefits everyone is to create jobs, especially for those who struggle most, Pope Francis said. “Poverty is not fought with welfarism, no, in this way we ‘anesthetize’ it, but we do not fight it,” the pope said Oct. 8 during a conference sponsored by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation. “The doorway is work: the door to human dignity is work.”