I noticed in a recent Pew poll that Pope Francis enjoys a 79% approval rate amongst us mackerel snappers - oops, I mean Catholics.
Then I guess I'm in the 21 percentile. Why?
"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? Thou shalt not kill' ... we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills."
I would suggest that his "holiness" make a few observations:
1) The death of an old homeless lady is on her family & friends who abandoned her, not a capitalist society;
2) Socialist societies seldom have abandoned elderly because such elderly dutifully die with "dignity" (are killed off) before they emburden that society;
3) Capitalist societies are far less violent against their populations than command economy societies that need gulags/concentration camps to keep "citizens" in line.
If the Church keeps dreaming of a Socialist government that "loves" Christianity, they would do best to read about Mussolini & how he nearly destroyed the young nation of Italy. He made peace - reluctantly - with the Church (to get them off his back); then destroyed the economy with his corporate model. He had to go to war just to distract the public.
And capitalism will put more $ in the collection basket. Why kill the golden goose?