Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the students of Institution des Chartreux of Lyons, a French Catholic School, urged them to watch out against the lure and slavery of money and train themselves to be promoters and defenders of equality and justice in the world. His Holiness also expressed his satisfaction about the current academic formation at Les Chartreux for providing a strong human, philosophical and cultural dimension.

As reported by en.radiovaticana.va, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “It is essential that from now on and in your future professional life you learn to be free from the lure of money, from the slavery into which money shuts those who worship it.” Further, His Holiness added, “It is also important that you have the strength and courage not to blindly obey the invisible hand of the market and hence I encourage you to make the best of your study time to train yourselves to become promoters and defenders of growth in equity and artisans of an upright and adequate administration of our common home, the world.”

His Holiness concluded his message by exhorting the students to become responsible for this world and for the life of every man and reminded them to never forget that every injustice against a poor person is an open wound and belittles your dignity.