Pope Attacks “Money Idol” With Vague Platitudes

Since I haven’t seen a translated transcript yet, I can’t be sure of what the Pope really said. But I can respond to how the Pope’s words are being selectively quoted and portrayed in the media. In the Guardian, for example: “Pope Francis has called for a global economic system that puts people and not ‘an idol called money’ at its heart, drawing on the hardship of his immigrant family as he sympathised with unemployed workers in a part of Italy that has suffered greatly from the recession.” What Read more […]