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“Money must serve rather than govern” Francis tells conference of Catholic businesses

Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:36 UTC
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Pope Francis warned Catholic business leaders against the danger of worshipping money, saying corruption is to follow the lies of the devil, whereas practices aimed for the common good are always built around principals of honesty and fraternity. “Corruption is the worst social plague. It’s the lie of seeking personal gain of that of the group itself under the guise of a service to society,” the Pope said on Thursday. Read full article

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  • Bisley

    Francis is a socialist and a fool. In a free market, the only purpose of a business is to make money, and it is made by serving customers as well as possible. If a business fails to produce a product or service that its customers want, at a competitive price, it will fail. The various evils he mentions are the result of government intervention (the policy he advocates) in the form of regulating everything, propping up selected businesses, labor unions, etc. -- there is no corruption without government involvement.

    Nov 18th, 2016 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The Dope of an Argy Pope sits on top of one of the most financially corrupt organisations in the world, it has ben so for years.

    He should literally put 'his money' where his mouth is or STFU.

    Nov 18th, 2016 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @ Bisley
    “there is no corruption without government involvement.”

    Utter nonsense. Employees of private enterpises are just as capable of taking bribes, banks were rigging the Libor rate for years, and the Mafia is certainly not a government organisation. Not to mention the Catholic church itself has seen plenty of corruption scandals.

    He's not advocating government intervention anyway, he's trying to appeal to people's conciences, hard as that may be for some to understand.

    Also labour unions are not a government intervention; they can be completely independent of any government and some have even banned them.

    @ ChrisR
    True, but he has been trying to improve things:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-05/pope-francis-reforms-a-vatican-bank-steeped-in-dan-brown-intrigue

    Nov 18th, 2016 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ DemonTree

    I know what he has said he is GOING to do but the dark forces in the Kremlin (sorry) the Vatican are winning the battle.

    He should keep his big argy mouth shut about 'wealth' given the RCC have what they have and are making sure they are keeping it, despite what the big nosed Papa says.

    Nov 19th, 2016 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Churches should have to prove God exists in order to maintain their tax-free charity status. They are the biggest con ever.

    Nov 19th, 2016 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Hey Mr Pope, - You didn't do a very good job of praying today at Murrayfield did ye!

    SCO 19-16 ARG lol.

    Nov 19th, 2016 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @ ChrisR
    You're right that it's a battle, and I hope that he succeeds. But it is kind of his job to talk about these things, and he is at least trying to put his own house in order at the same time.

    @ Jo Bloggs
    Not a bad idea, I'd like to see them try anyway. ;)

    Nov 19th, 2016 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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