Francis addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York. He talks about the “grave offense” of economic and social exclusion:
A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged.
He calls on government leaders to ensure their people enjoy the minimum material means needed to live.
In practical terms, this absolute minimum has three names: lodging, labor, and land.
He also urges leaders to fight human trafficking and ban nuclear arms, and work on environmental issues.