The Chicago Tribune reports on a new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis:
In the first major written work of his papacy, Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny,” urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.
In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money” and beseeching politicians to guarantee all citizens “dignified work, education and healthcare”….
“Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Francis wrote in the document issued on Tuesday.