Pope Francis is no stranger to addressing entrepreneurs and innovators, as I’ve discussed in a previous blog post. Recently, Pope Francis surprised a TED Talk with a message streaming from the Vatican.
Pope Francis’s message was aimed towards “the conference’s core subject matter (technology and innovation), and seemed to be directed at the audience in the room: the founders of some of the world’s biggest tech companies, as well as politicians, artists, entertainers, venture capitalists and leaders of major cultural institutions and foundations.”
Pope Francis addressed the crowd of venture capitalists and innovators, stating: “How wonderful would it be if solidarity — this beautiful and, at times, inconvenient word — were not simply reduced to social work and became, instead, the default attitude in political, economic and scientific choices, as well as in the relationships among individuals, peoples and countries.”
His message continued: “The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly.”