Francis has made one of his strongest attacks yet on the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a god called money and urged the unemployed to fight for work. Read full article
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Very hypocritical of the Pope isn't it?Sep 23rd, 2013 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The Catholic Church has been worshipping money since it's inception. They also worship idols, despite it being forbidden by the second commandment.
Perhaps the Pope should concentrate in getting his own house in order before lecturing others.
Blessed Pope!Sep 23rd, 2013 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Long Live Roman Empire!
2Sep 23rd, 2013 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What part of Rome is the Vatican City?
.....and what part of Roman is Francis?
@ 3Sep 23rd, 2013 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
For me, all.
What a liar is this bastard guy Francis.....The richest organization over the world is the catholic church that makes money exploiting others through the fear of a non-existent vindictive god while the priests lives a very good life.....Sep 24th, 2013 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Better he tray to give a lecture about economics he devote himself to clean up his own henhouse......
What Euro Gvts. must do is follow the Netherlands one that have announced the finish of the state of welfare to go to a state of participation where the citizens must pay a percentage for what they need or want from education, housing & health.....
As the present situation is not sustainable, where all those items are assured by the Gvt., the only way those countries can get afloat soon is to change to a system where people believe into their own capacity to get what they need or want and fight for it before be awaiting things come from Gvt. for free......
How can a country be sustainable if their citizens get retired at 57 yo...??? Ask Greece.....and you´ll know how...!!!
@5Not a catholic myself but I could not disagree more if people want to believe what they want to believe that’s up to them. The Catholic Church is a shadow of what it was, its just not the wealthiest organization in the planet… what do you expect the Pope to do sell the Vatican City for real estate, and give the money to the poor?? When the money is over what then??… Priest a good life?? Ask that to Francis himself, that worked is whole life in the shanty towns… The Republic of Italy should pay the most expenses of the church as it benefits from tourism the Vatican City generatesSep 24th, 2013 - 03:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The Roman Catholic Church has always worshipped a number of things. Money, power and little boys' bums. Anybody recall how a tithe of everything had to be given to the Church? And how many kings had Roman Catholic priests as advisers. And which king, ruling according to the divine right of kings wouldn't be on the same side as the Church. Until Henry VIII of England. Still problems but Henry destroyed the RC Church in England. Even so, there still seems to be an old beardy guy that lives on a cloud. Then there's little boys' bums; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sexual_abuse_scandal_in_Latin_AmericaSep 24th, 2013 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@3 0.17 square miles.
@4 Yep, we can see Brazil has had a reasonable number of bent priests. And what is your position?
Money is inert, it does nothing. It is people's reactions to money that matter. Does this Pope know nothing?Sep 24th, 2013 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
There is always one to catch when you go fishing...Sep 24th, 2013 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Not even Brasileiro fell for that one...
Question.....What part of Rome is the Vatican City?
Answer by Conqueror..... 0.17 square miles.
Real answer.....Independence from the Kingdom of Italy- Lateran Treaty 11 February 1929 ....so none!
.....I caught me a Whopper!
@9 You fail to note that the Vatican City is part of Rome, a city (nay, the Eternal city), without being part of the same State as the rest of the City, cf Berlin 1988.Sep 24th, 2013 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Son il factotum della Cittá.
Not another one...quick get me a net I'm reeling them in.....Sep 24th, 2013 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
.....not Rome but is surrounded by it!
”The world's smallest country, Vatican City occupies 0.44 sq km (about .2 square miles) and is completely ENCIRCLED by the city of Rome
The Vatican City is a Country
Meets The Criteria for Independent Country Status
Vatican City is SURROUNDED by Rome. Visitors enter Vatican City through St. Peter's Square. The best way to walk to Vatican City FROM historic Rome is over the Ponte St. Angelo bridge”
is it me or does this pope have too much too say about nothing?Sep 24th, 2013 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
At least you can see the money.Sep 24th, 2013 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And, as they say, seeing is believing.