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Eugene

(62,172 posts)
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 09:51 AM Jul 2015

Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis

Source: Reuters

Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis

Reuters
Friday 10 July 2015 02.49 BST

Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.

In one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his pontificate, the Argentine-born pope used his visit to Bolivia to ask forgiveness for the sins committed by the Roman Catholic church in its treatment of native Americans during what he called the “so-called conquest of America”.

The pontiff also demanded an immediate end to what he called the “genocide” of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond, describing it as a third world war.

“Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” Pope Francis said.

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Quoting a fourth century bishop, he called the unfettered pursuit of money “the dung of the devil”, and said poor countries should not be reduced to being providers of raw material and cheap labour for developed countries.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/10/poor-must-change-new-colonialism-of-economic-order-says-pope-francis
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Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis (Original Post) Eugene Jul 2015 OP
So he sees it on the same level as marrige equality Lordquinton Jul 2015 #1
Yup, both come from Satan. trotsky Jul 2015 #2
Let me know Cartoonist Jul 2015 #3
The Catholic Church does not require tithing. cbayer Jul 2015 #6
Should go down well with all those millionaires and billionaires running for President. mr blur Jul 2015 #4
Looks like it's time to post this again edhopper Jul 2015 #5

cbayer

(146,218 posts)
6. The Catholic Church does not require tithing.
Sat Jul 11, 2015, 09:36 AM
Jul 2015

So what do you think of the Pope's position on unbridled catpialism?

 

mr blur

(7,753 posts)
4. Should go down well with all those millionaires and billionaires running for President.
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 02:38 PM
Jul 2015

You know, the ones who love Jesus more than anything.

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