[…] I greet all of you gathered for this International Conference on Religions and the
Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainability and Inclusion
When we speak of sustainability, we cannot overlook how important it is to include
and to listen to all voices, especially those usually excluded from this type of
discussion, such as the voices of the poor, migrants, indigenous people, the young.
I am pleased to see a variety of participants at this conference bringing a wide range
of voices, of opinions and proposals, which can contribute to new paths of
constructive development. It is important that the implementation of the sustainable
development goals truly respect their original nature, which is inclusive and