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Pope Francis condemned the global ‘cult of money’ and the ‘new idols’

Friday, May 17th 2013 - 06:40 UTC
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Pope Francis has condemned the global “cult of money” and urged world leaders to do more for the poor. In his first major speech on finance and the economy, the pontiff said money should be made to “serve” people, not to “rule” them. Read full article


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Sounds like he's come round to Cristina's point of view just in time =)

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    he will ask that they all give there money to her,

    make her even richer..

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    rants from yet another outdated belief, set in place for centuries to control the lost, easily fooled and f*cking mentally weak.....

    whats said in church should stay in church/chapel whatever..., such rubbish has no place amongst the non-brainwashed of the modern world!

    wasn't the world flat once? well that's what they scared people with until they knew better :)))

    May 17th, 2013 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zool

    How can you take the Cult of Christianity seriously when the Vatican is one of the wealthiest organisations on the planet who are sat on hundreds & hundreds of Billions in Money, Art & Property. The Vatican is the worlds most redoubtable wealth accumulators and property owners in existence & even has its own private Bank that has been embroiled in the very behavior they are condemning in others. They include money laundering for narcotics traffickers, bribery, skimming charitable funds to enrich priests, and tax evasion for the wealthy.

    May 17th, 2013 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo


    Too true, Pirate Love. Such an outdated belief as looking after the poor should have been done away with along time ago. And this “Love they neighbour” nonsense was clearly set in place for centuries to control the lost, easily fooled and f*cking mentally weak.

    Since much of modern science and mathematics were launched on the back of Christianity and Islam those disciplines should clearly be discouraged, and blatantly evil organisations such as Christian Aid and the Salvation Army should be disbanded at once.

    Homo sapiens are masters of the universe! Thinking otherwise is akin to believing in a flat earth!

    (P.S. The president of the Flat Earth Society is an evolutionist, therefore employing your standards means belief in evolution is clearly ridiculous).

    May 17th, 2013 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “Money has to serve, not to rule”

    Well said, I began to like this guy.

    May 17th, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @5 spoken like a true believer, if you find comfort in the mass hysteria then knock yourself out , the religions will have to adjust to modern life and except their are other alternatives and idols to worship without the fear of being lynched and burned at the stake for being a non-believer.....ah the good old days.

    Oh by the way science, greatness on the back of religion.... you forgot war, slavery, cruelty and persecution, oh and how can I forget institutionalised pedophilia the great religious offering.
    like I said religion is well past its sell by date and should only be unleashed at times of war, catastrophe and despair for those that need to be comforted with stories of hope and miracles.....the usual bullshit for weak minds!

    im all for evolution as it shoots holes in ridiculous religious end!

    Darwin the man the legend!

    May 17th, 2013 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The wealth of a minority - CFK and her cronies- “is increasing exponentially,” while the income of the majority - the Argentine people - “is crumbling,” he said.

    You can see why the Pope and CFK clashed so much.

    May 17th, 2013 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #8 “You can see why the Pope and CFK clashed so much”

    Actually if he was always like the speech in the article, I don't. But the sad fact is he liked to pose as some kind of martyr under a democratic leftist government, yet wasn't so brave when the junta were in charge. And of course a big part of his struggle with Cristina was over gay rights and gay marriage; yes, Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church are so noble and brave to stand up to America and call out its corruption - see the flaw there??? (Not that I'd compare Francis to Fred, as I say he seems to be getting better, for someone who rejected the left when it was hegemonic in his own Jesuit order...)

    May 17th, 2013 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo


    Bearing in mind nuns were getting their bellies slit and kicked out of aircraft into the ocean I daresay it was difficult for anyone to be brave when the junta were in charge.

    Fred Phelps might be a hate spitting fanatic but he hasn't quite resorted to that yet.

    May 17th, 2013 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You can see why the Pope and CFK clashed so much
    The pope wants to share it,
    And CFK wants to keep it. lol

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #10 I think you misunderstood my point about Phelps; I was reminding Elaine that the main issue Cristina and Francis clashed over was gay marriage, the same issue that Phelps and his cult concentrate on campaigning against. Just because I don't like the Obama administration, and liked the Bush administration even less, doesn't mean I'm going to take the side of Phelps' campaign or say they were being persecuted. Obviously Bergoglio's position was far less hateful and extreme than Fred's, but I still think Cristina was right - and surely a cosmopolitan like Elaine would agree?! Good post at #5 by the way =)

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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