Tuesday 16 January 2018

Pity the Pope wasn't in charge of Central Bank during the boom

Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. MAX ROSSI

'The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention," observed ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer. Clearly, Pope Francis shares her philosophy.

In a document setting out his papal stall, he has added a new sin to the line-up in the Ten Commandments: behaviour giving rise to "an economy of exclusion and inequality".

Pope Francis says "idolatry of money" is wrong in his apostolic exhortation -- and as gaps widen in levels of income disparity, his cage-rattling commentary is both useful and timely.

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