‘Pope of the Poor’ Francis apologizes for overlooking middle class woes

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Pope Francis speaks to journalists onboard the papal plane during his return to Rome, from Asuncion, Paraguay on July 12, 2015. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi, courtesy of Reuters

Pope Francis speaks to journalists onboard the papal plane during his return to Rome, from Asuncion, Paraguay on July 12, 2015. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi, courtesy of Reuters

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Looking ahead to his U.S. trip, the pontiff acknowledged overlooking the problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism.

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  • Fran

    Many in the “middle class” have lost their jobs/homes and become “poor”; and many are also living paycheck to paycheck, facing a greater opportunity to join their ranks.

  • Jack

    Coming attractions at Religious News Service:

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    Pope Says Eat Your Spinach
    Pope Says Take Your Vitamins
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  • CarkMalone

    Always a sign of humbleness when apologies are given http://www.aznews.co.uk lets now move to action and do what pleases god not mere humans, because if it good for god it surely will be good for all classes of humans.

  • Betty Clermont

    Well said, Jack. Kudos!

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  • Jack

    OMG — The pope forgot to speak about the middle class.

    I’m sure that everywhere in the world, middle class people are up in arms….given that every waking moment of their lives is spent hanging on every word uttered by this Pope.

    This pope is about as out of touch with real concerns of real people as any public figure in the world today.