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Pope warns powerful to 'act humbly or risk ruin'

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 on 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."

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