Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny” and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and calling for a renewal of the Catholic Church.
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Although I agree with his message... Tell us again, King Pope, about the entire City that you own, all of your money, all of the gold and treasures, the over-the-top costumes.
Will the church be surrendering its HUGE assets in property holdings or liquidating the Vatican bank ?
Funny - All the people who never listen to the Pope about faith, birth control, and abortion now think he's brilliant.
I absolutely love this Pope. He's the first one in my lifetime to actually try following the teachings of Jesus. Makes sense when you think about it.
If the church really believed what he said they'd stop building huge memorial churches and spend all their time and effort helping the poor and weak. But my local Bishop just revealed plans to build a new $50 million dollar cathedral and diocese center. He is expecting all of the churches of the diocese to come up with $300k in a years time. Which is twice what we take in for the whole year.
What Pope Francis sounds good but is he saying it because it's right or because of the scandals the church has had these past 20 years?
This Pope is awesome. It's about time someone with his exposure is speaking out about the inequities in this world. To many people in this world are hungry.
Unless he comes out and tells everyone what a long con his job really is, he's no different than any of the other Popes.
Unless you are capitalizing on the admission to heaven, then it's okay....
Regardless, I still love this pope
let me guess. i should hand over all of my income and assets to the church so they can do whats best with it?
@g000nie Rome wasn't dismantled in a day....
I forget, what did the Bible say about coveting other people's stuff?
@Badger1225 - The nuns have, over the last few decades, along with monks, had a commitment to poverty and charity. They are great people.
However, It's the priests, cardinals, and the men with power that do not live the teachings of Jesus Christ. It's shameful of them.
@Rich the fireman well said. It's his job to care about the poor. So far he's done nothing to prove he's a hypocrite
@Captain Geech TB... here comes the heel turn.
My thoughts too - I want to at visit this imaginary place. I suppose Hong Kong or Singapore probably come the closest but still very "fettered".
@rexdart936 Let them sell all their artwork and then maybe I'll send in a few bucks.
I think he's in favor of it?
@OP4 @BadNewsJeff Exodus 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
Exodus is obviously Old Testament, before Jesus shows up in the Bible. This is what Jesus had to say about wealth...
Mark 10: 21-25
"Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
@Mister Obvious @Rich the fireman All he did was say that power should be removed from the individual and concentrated in the government. So... yeah he kinda did do that.