I sometimes find myself at odds with my church, but Pope Francis is exactly right when it comes to poverty and the “cult of money.”
Pope Francis said life had become worse for people in both rich and poor countries, the BBC’s David Willey in Rome reports.
In a biblical reference, the pontiff said the “worship of the golden calf” of old had found a new and heartless image in the current cult of money.
He added that reforms were urgently needed as poverty was becoming more and more evident.
People struggled to live, and frequently in an undignified way, under the dictatorship of an economy which lacked any real human goal, Pope Francis said.