Pope Francis’ South America tour slammed the ‘idolatry of money’

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ASUNCION (Reuters) He appealed to world leaders to seek a new economic model to help the destitute, and to shun policies that "sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit."

  • P. S. John

    It is noteworthy that Pope Francis stands for whatever is required for upholding human dignity for which Jesus himself was prepared to overthrow any regulations and customs standing in its way. He sanctified ‘the human’ with the sacrifice of his own life. The Pope is following his master’s footsteps in identifying himself with the poor and the destitute. It is a challenge for all of us who believe in Jesus Christ!
    John P. S.