"Human society cannot be governed by a "law of the jungle" by which everyone tries to snatch what he can, at any cost.  And we know, only too painfully, that there is no "automatic" mechanism for ensuring fairness and justice.  Only an ethical choice transformed into specific practices, with effective means, is capable of preventing man from falling prey to man. But this is the same as postulating an order of values that is more important than personal gain and, therefore, a type of asset that is superior to tangible ones.  And we are not talking about issues that require a certain religious belief in order to be understood; we are talking about principles such as human dignity, solidarity, and love."
- Pope Francis

"Human society cannot be governed by a "law of the jungle" by which everyone tries to snatch what he can, at any cost.  And we know, only too painfully, that there is no "automatic" mechanism for ensuring fairness and justice.  Only an ethical choice transformed into specific practices, with effective means, is capable of preventing man from falling prey to man. But this is the same as postulating an order of values that is more important than personal gain and, therefore, a type of asset that is superior to tangible ones.  And we are not talking about issues that require a certain religious belief in order to be understood; we are talking about principles such as human dignity, solidarity, and love."

- Pope Francis