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.