By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, in a TED talk urging the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak.

Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on “The Future You,” the first by a pope. The Vatican released the video Wednesday.

In it, Francis outlined his vision of the interconnectedness of humanity, saying that with age his has grown increasingly convinced that “none of us is an island.”

He said: “Please allow me to say it loud and clear: The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more you are called to be humble. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin others.”

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide