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Evangelii Gaudium: Pope Francis on Money, Power and a new Idolatry

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:22 AM
 
The Pope states: ‘We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf (cf. Ex 32:1-35) has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.’
 
The Pope, who suggested a new tyranny has been born among the wealthy in society, then states: ‘Behind this attitude lurks a rejection of ethics and a rejection of God. Ethics has come to be viewed with a certain scornful derision. It is seen as counterproductive, too human, because it makes money and power relative.’
 
He then pleaded with political leaders stating: ‘I urge [political leaders] to face this challenge with determination and an eye to the future, while not ignoring, of course, the specifics of each case. Money must serve, not rule! The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor. I exhort you to generous solidarity and to the return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favours human beings.’
 

Categories: Catholic, Church, Evangelii Gaudium, Evangelisation, Faith, Idolatry, Learn the Catholic Faith, Money, Pope Francis

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