Pope Benedict XVI
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict says he is hoping for success
at this week's G-20 summit on the global economic crisis.
Benedict told the faithful at the end of his weekly audience at the Vatican on Wednesday that he hopes the meeting in Cannes, France, will help promote what he called "authentically human and integral development."
The Vatican called last week for radical reform of the world's financial systems, including the creation of a global political authority to manage the economy. The Cannes meeting is seen as Europe's chance to explain to the world that it has made the tough decisions necessary to bring its debt crisis under control.
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