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Pope Francis appeals to Americas Summit for better distribution of riches

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 10:48 UTC
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In a message addressed to the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, Pope Francis urged leaders attending the OAS Americas' Summit to strengthen efforts against inequality which he considered a “source for conflicts.” Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    That's right Pope Francisco. However, the North-Americans only think of stealing and doing harm to other countries.

    Excommunicates them Pope!

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Pretty hypocritical for an HUGE Conglomerate that doesn't pay taxes. Maybe he could lead the way and start selling property, art etc and give it all to the poor.

    Stupid fool.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Please more respect with the one sent by God to earth.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    When will the papacy be distributing its hundreds of thousands of quadrillions? The catholic church has been money-grubbing, thieving, stealing for at least 1,980 years. The spanish, portuguese and south american sub-human churches were also very keen on torture and murder. Didn't notice Jesus Christ popping along to appoint 'Pope Francis'. Just another argie con-man.

    Incidentally, Brasso, that 'puke' of yours has no relevance to Protestants.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    3
    Where was he sent from...? I thought he came from Argentina....on Earth...?
    ...or was he a miraculous misconception...?

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You are heretics. But it is my duty to share the good news of the gospel.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    As a start why doesn't the Vatican and Spain send back all the gold and silver they stole from South America whilst slaughtering the native South American Indians.

    As someone once said Pope Jorge - “don't complain about the speck in your brothers eye and then ignore the enormous log that rests in your own”

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    6
    What good news...I thought it all ends badly with Armageddon...then only 144 thousand will be saved, 12 thousand from each tribe....(all Jews btw)
    ...or did I read the bible wrong...?

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @3 Brasileiro
    Hmmm, no mention of that anywhere in the Bible.

    Mark him “return to sender”, and get rid of a false demigod.

    @6 Brasileiro
    First you need to read the gospels, then you might learn something.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    That's alright. The church should start by distributing some of the hidden cash recently discovered by an Aussie.

    US$1.5 billion

    http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/02/13/vaticans-finance-czar-reports-1-5-billion-in-hidden-assets/

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    Unfortunately, the Cardinals have elected a socialist, and a fool, as pope (hopefully, they'll do better next time). “Riches” are not something to be taken from those who earned them, and “distributed” to others by government. The job of a proper government is to guarantee the protection of individuals' rights and create a minimally regulated environment where anyone with the drive and ability can make money. Most of the “poor” are poor because of their own failings, or because government has taxed, regulated, licensed, prohibited and controlled so many things that there are few opportunities left to make money.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1, 3, 6. I think you'll find reality is different. I was going to allude to being a 'good catholic'. Doesn't being a 'good catholic' mean that you're a paedo? Time for Brasso to 'confess'. Name, address and number of paedo assaults. The 'church' may forgive you. Humankind will imprison you for life. Pervert!
    @10. Only the tip of the iceberg. Try US$1.5 quadrillion. Based on 1,980 years of coercion, corruption, criminality, deception, degeneracy, dishonesty, nepotism.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Voice
    “or was he a miraculous misconception...?”

    Brilliant!

    @ 11 Bisley
    “the Cardinals have elected a socialist, and a fool, as pope”

    He is also homophobic, but being an argie WTF can anybody expect?

    His true colours are really coming out now.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    The pope has nothing to say about this issue....First of all, he and his church must start bringing all his and its properties and money to the por people of the world that have been robed over milleniums through lies and threats by the priest.....
    Church have a glass ceiling on this matter, if you compare how the pope and all the priest lives are respect to the poors lives are...... Why the church needs golden statues to adore it god....isn´t their followers prays just enough for them...???
    The issue isn´t about to dsitribute de wealth but to improve it so ALL people can have more of it.....
    The distribution theory means addition zero, or no more economic growth, even the contrary, lost it......That´s what the populist offers to people to keep them into poverty and depending on the state charity to survive, so this way they can control the voters...
    The best way to revert the poverty to a minimun (always will have poverty because its level goes up with the country´s growth) is that goverments gives the conditions to enterpreuners to increase business, to create jobs, to produce more, better & cheaper goods, so people have better life and the state can recover higher tax revenues.....with lower tax rates....

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Americas Summit
    So who is the rich, who will give to the poor,
    and who are the poor countries' that will receive all this money.'

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juliano

    Pope have to excommunicate the england and have overthrow the Anglican ingreja (but I think that Muslims station close to doing that). “evil will come to steal, kill and destroy.” that is, the evil in the world are the British and American ... hahahahaha ...

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Headline Article:
    “Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 10:48 UTC
    Pope Francis appeals to Americas Summit for better distribution of riches”.

    Yet their own propagand tool of this religion states they are not distributing this wealth quite so equally.

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2014/12/03/weve-discovered-hundreds-of-millions-of-euros-off-the-vaticans-balance-sheet-says-cardinal/
    “Vatican reformers have discovered hundreds of millions of euros that did not appear on the Holy See’s balance sheet, the cardinal charged with sorting out the Curia’s financial affairs has said.”

    hmmm...

    More hypocrisy from this 'church'....

    the word 'catholic' originally meant 'all inclusive'. It seems now that, some are more 'included', than others..

    heehee!
    @3 Brasileiro (#)
    “ Please more respect with the one sent by God to earth.”
    @ 16 juliano (#)
    “ Pope have to excommunicate the england ...”
    LOLO!
    Learn some History!
    King Henry VIII
    Told the Pope to 'go fuck himself!'
    Nothing has changed.
    Was England then, now is the UK, and still to this day the UK will not be infuenced by Rome, Unlike the fools in Lat Am that still suck up to a foreign power, El Papa.
    haha!
    With the exception of Uruaguay, all Lat Am countries still subjugate the reproductive Rights of 50% of their population.
    They still consider 50% of their population to be 'less equal'.
    The Catholic Church abuses Women.

    In the modern world there is no place for a 'pope'.

    What a ridiculous concept.

    This is Middle Ages superstition in the C21st.

    What “Star Sign” are You?

    really!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 02:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @16. Let's start with the basics. You don't 'think'. You don't have the ability. Another basic. Do you have any knowledge of religion in the Anglican sphere? Quite rightly, ilsen points out that WE have something called the Church of England. It's somewhat separate to the Church of Rome. Your 'pope' has no authority to excommunicate 'the england'. And who does he think he is anyway? As I said to Brasso, I didn't see Jesus Christ popping down from heaven to appoint him. I reckon it would have been in the papers. This guy who calls himself Francis was elected by a papal conclave. It's a ballot. On paper. After which all the ballot papers are burned. So nobody gets to check! He's just a guy wearing a dress. But back to the point. Remember the story about the Cleansing of the Temple? Where He drove out the money-changers? Where He said it was to be a house of prayer, not a house of trade. And why does the Church of Rome have so many financial institutions? Tell Sergio why that Church needs statues made of gold. Like so many Roman Catholics, your pope is a hypocrite. And so are you.

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    17@

    Right on...

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 ilsen
    I suspect that Juliana is a little dog, aka Sirius B the minor companion (in brightness) to Sirius A, collectively known as The Dog Star.

    The binary system (it is a cluster of stars) is the brightest observable 'star' in the sky all year round and was (and still is if you are poor) very important to celestial navigation.

    Amazing what you learn on a MIT course by distance learning entitled 'Astro Physics'. I won't bore anybody with the mathematics involved.

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @16 juliano

    As others on here have stated the countries that make up the UK aren't slaves to Rome as you people in South America are.

    The Pope is voted in by a bunch of rich, hypocritical and abusive cardinals. Not chosen by God at all.

    However the Head of the Church of England IS chosen by God, namely the Queen. Chosen by the virtue of her birth, because after all, if the Queen wasn't mean to be Gods representative on Earth she wouldn't have been born into that position, would she?

    But lets stop with the superstitious nonsense. Religion, ALL religion, is made up my man to try and explain the nature of the universe. No one is chosen by God, not the Pope, not the Queen, not Moses, not Jesus, not Mohammed.

    They're just people, the 1st two represent Christian churches, and the last 3 we only have their word (or at least the word of the people writing about them) that God spoke to them, or they were acting on behalf of God.

    Just like the Spanish inquisition claimed to be acting for God. Just like ISIS claims to be acting for God.

    None of them are. They are only acting in their own self interest.

    IF the Pope truly believed in Jesus, God and the Bible, he would immediately GIVE away ALL of the Roman Catholic Churches riches to the poor. The priests and nuns would take a vow of poverty, and live in the community helping the poor, and in return looked after by the community.

    But all the Catholic church has EVER done is take, take and take. They very rarely give.

    So of course the Pope appealing to others to 'share the wealth' is hypocritical when he won't do the same thing himself.

    He should lead by example, but he won't.

    He should also remember that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into heaven.

    Given the Catholic Churches past its doubtful any of them are in heaven.

    Apr 14th, 2015 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juliano

    is true. the English are not slaves of the Catholic church. are slaves of large corporations. you guys are slaves to money ...
    ps: you guys have the spiritual level of a chicken ...
    You have no idea of what true religion ... hahahaha ...

    Apr 15th, 2015 - 01:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Everyone_needs_ResveratrolL

    @21

    “However the Head of the Church of England IS chosen by God, namely the Queen. Chosen by the virtue of her birth, because after all, if the Queen wasn't mean to be Gods representative on Earth she wouldn't have been born into that position, would she?”

    I think this beau ideal encapsulates the Anglo mentality.

    Anglos will be Anglos!

    Apr 15th, 2015 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @21
    Wise words!
    Great post. Thanks!

    Apr 15th, 2015 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @23 tobias

    As usual you either don't bother reading the post properly or only cherry pick the parts you feel support your racist rants.

    IF you'd've bothered reading the following paragraph then you would see that I was being sarcastic.

    I would've thought someone with your 'self-proclaimed' intellect would realise that.

    Grow up Tobias and get a life.

    Apr 15th, 2015 - 08:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @23 Everyone_needs_ResveratrolL
    Let me explain, the monarch is in effect the chief clerk of the CoE

    Arch Bish Canterbury is “spiritual head” with Arch Bishes York and Durham following in that order.

    Matters of church policy/doctrine are decided by the general synod the churches Parliament.

    All very protestant and English.

    Apr 15th, 2015 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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