ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Vatican hosted a closed-door conference Friday with top officials from the Biden administration, finance ministers, left-wing economists, and heads of the World Bank, African Union, Rockefeller Foundation and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Biden's Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who will address the conference in person, is scheduled to meet Pope Francis the next day. United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen will address the forum online.
The high-level conference held Friday by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) was closed to the press and was not relayed live on the Vatican News media channels, as is customary.
Despite outrage from faithful Catholics, the Vatican is continuing to consort with figures from the socialist and globalist elite who are seen as masterminding what has been termed as "a Great Reset of the global economy in response to the devastation of COVID-19."
The Friday conference — restricted to the delegates —is being held online and in-person at the Casina Pio IV in Vatican City and is euphemistically titled "Dreaming of a Better Restart," even though it focuses on Great Reset themes of climate change and wealth redistribution.
The finance ministers of Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Argentina will be part of a "general discussion" at the summit.
Guzmán, who is a delegate at Friday's summit, is held in high esteem by Pope Francis — both are ideologically joined at the hip, and Guzmán comes highly recommended by his mentor, left-wing economist Joseph Stiglitz — a close ideological ally of the pontiff.
Stiglitz attended the conference in person with economist and pro-abortionist Jeffrey Sachs — a regular visitor to the Vatican under the current pontificate.
Stiglitz, who served as chairman of former U.S. president Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, campaigned for the Democrats in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, smearing America as "the country with the least equality of opportunity."
"With every opinion article, every book and every interview, the former World Bank economist cements his position as a bastion of the Left, including a generation of young men and women on both sides of the Atlantic who find themselves attracted to socialist thinking," London's most-read business newspaper, City AM, wrote of Stiglitz.
Meanwhile, Sachs has also been attacked for his failed economic thinking and his views on population control.
Writer Nina Munk, who spent six years accompanying and researching Sachs, reveals that one of Sachs' biggest supporters is the radical left-wing, pro-abortion globalist George Soros, who donated $50 million to Sachs' Millennium Villages Project.
In his book, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Sachs pushes abortion as a cost-effective way to eliminate "unwanted children" when contraception fails. Sachs calls abortion a "lower-risk and lower-cost option" than having unwanted children.
The Rockefeller Foundation, notorious for promoting abortion and the LGBT agenda, was represented by its president, Raj Shah, at the Vatican meeting.
The Foundation "promotes big government solutions at every turn, encourages more regulation of the economy and more dependency on the government, and backs corrupt social engineering schemes aimed at trying to force Americans to be better, i.e., more left-wing, people," notes researcher Kirk McDonald, writing for Foundation Watch.
Eduardo Cunha, conservative lower house speaker of the Brazilian Congress, said in 2015 that charities like the Rockefeller Foundation were behind efforts to make abortion legal in Brazil and elsewhere in order to get rid of the poor and engineer demographic control.
The Foundation supported the racist pseudoscience of eugenics in Nazi Germany and later funded America's two most important sexual revolutionaries: Dr. Alfred Kinsey, father of modern sex education, and Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
A brochure on the conference published a summary of the talk on "Climate Change and Sustainable and Fair Energy and Food System Transformation," by German economist and president of PAS Joachim von Braun.
Underscoring the "urgency of stronger climate action," von Braun warned of "the impacts of climate change and emphasized the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius."
Italian economist Stefano Zamagni, president of PASS, alerted the delegates to "the largest wave of simultaneous debt restructurings in history" over the next three years.
"As countries seek debt reduction, their payments should be suspended without interest. Moreover, while this process can help the 77 poorest countries, it can be extended to middle-income developing countries," Zamagni said.
The Vatican economic conference comes in the wake of a hugely controversial summit on global health, which turned out to be a flop, with the videos of most speakers getting between one and 200 clicks, with an average of 12 to 17 viewers online during the livestream on YouTube. By the end of the scandalous conference Saturday night, Pope Francis had just 75 views.