by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
March 15, 2021
Francis insists in a new book
never be the same
for the establishment of
In a book-length
interview with journalist Domenico Agasso
titled God and the World to Come (Dio
e il Mondo che Verrà), scheduled for release in Italian
on Tuesday (March 16), the pontiff reiterates his case for the
Great Reset with a shift away
from financial speculation, fossil fuels, and military build-up
toward a green economy based on inclusiveness.
"no one today can
afford to rest easy," the pope declares in a lengthy extract
from the book published by Vatican News.
"The world will never
be the same again. But it is precisely within this calamity that
we must grasp those signs which may prove to be the cornerstones
"Let us all keep in mind that there is something worse than this
the drama of
wasting it," he states.
"We cannot emerge
from a crisis the same as before: we either come out better or
we come out worse."
We can heal injustice,
"by building a New
World Order based on solidarity, studying innovative methods to
eradicate bullying, poverty and corruption," he adds, "all
working together, each for their own part, without delegating
and passing the buck."
New World Order will be based on
eradicating inequalities and attending to the environment,
the pope affirms.
"We can no longer
blithely accept inequalities and disruptions to the
environment," he declares.
"The path to
humanity's salvation passes through the creation of a new model
of development, which unquestionably focuses on coexistence
among peoples in harmony with Creation."
As a path toward a
Francis points toward young
people involved in "ecological movements."
"If we don't roll up
our sleeves and immediately take care of the Earth, with radical
personal and political choices, with an economic 'green' turn by
directing technological developments in this direction, sooner
or later our common home will throw us out the window," he
The pope also asserts his
conviction the world needs to be healed from "the dominant
speculative mentality" to be re-established "with a 'soul'," in
order to reduce the gap between those who have access to credit and
those who do not.
Christians and people of good will should choose which
enterprises to support based on four criteria, Francis proposes,
"inclusion of the
excluded, promotion of the least, the
common good, and care of
"Right now, it is a
matter of rebuilding from the rubble," the pope suggests, a task
that involves those in government as well as the rest of the
"It is time to remove social injustice and marginalization," he
"If we seize the
current trial as an opportunity, we can prepare for tomorrow
under the banner of human fraternity, to which there is no
alternative, because without an overall vision there will be no
future for anyone."
Part of the Great
Reset also entails an end to the arms race, he adds.
"It is no longer
tolerable to continue to manufacture and traffic in arms,
expending huge amounts of capital which should be used to treat
people and save lives."
"Against this planetary discord that is nipping the future of
humanity in the bud, we need political action that is the fruit
of international harmony," he declares, urging for an end to
"short-sighted nationalism" and other forms of "political
selfishness" in favor of multilateral solutions.