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Populorum Progressio fifty years on

Blessed  Paul VI - ANSA

Blessed Paul VI - ANSA

25/03/2017 18:00

(Vatican Radio) On the 26th of March 1967 Blessed Paul VI promulgated his social encyclical 'Populorum Progressio' on the development of peoples. In this document the Pope calls for all nations to initiate dialogue and collaboration so developing countries no longer risk being overwhelmed by debt and expresses the principle of solidarity with peoples.

In an effort to find out more about this social encyclical written by Paul VI in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Veronica Scarisbrick speaks to a Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas here in Rome. He's Dominican Father Alejandro Crosthwaite.

Listen to Professor Alejandro Crosthwaite OP,  in a programme presented and produced by Veronica Scarisbrick:


25/03/2017 18:00