Pope Francis has called on world leaders to end the “cult of money” and to do more for the poor, in his first major speech on the financial crisis.
Free market economics had created a tyranny, in which people were valued only by their ability to consume, the pontiff told diplomats in the Vatican.
“Money has to serve, not to rule,” he said, urging ethical financial reforms.
Found here. I’ll save my plain rant about the Catholic church for another day (or week; it’s pretty long). I’m just extremely amused. Considering the church was built by amassing wealth under the guise of proselytization over centuries. The church that has its own wealthy nation-city completely inside of another nation. The church that has more than a millenia’s worth of valuable artworks and artifacts worth billions alone and yet still takes collection from its members.
Is there a patron saint of fools? I’m just curious.