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Pope Francis warns of economic collapse

Pope Francis warns of economic collapse

In a recently published interview, Pope Francis warns that global youth unemployment, war, and an economy of exclusion is not sustainable:

We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures, a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done,” he said.

But since we cannot wage the Third World War, we make regional wars,” he added. “And what does that mean? That we make and sell arms. And with that the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies — the big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money — are obviously cleaned up…

Pope Francis is gaining a reputation for pointed comments on the global economy. In April, amid feverish media coverage of French economist Thomas Piketty’s bombshell book on income inequality, he made clear his stance on the widening wealth gap with a tweet saying: “Inequality is the root of social evil.

The full article, including the original interview, is available from the Huffington Post Religion page here.

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Richard III

I'm sure that all of the free market capitalists around the world are calling him a communist under their breaths and in closed room conversations while having dinners of expensive food and drinking rare and vintage bottles of wine, all being served by people they don't think deserve being paid a living wage or having access to health insurance. If Francis isn't careful he's going have a shortened pontificate as a result of his being assassinated by the enemies he is making. More power to him.

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