People who are poor, unemployed, homeless, immigrants, or exploited, as well as all those killed by past dictatorships and turned into rubbish by the “throwaway culture” of the present: the level of a society’s civilisation is measured by the way they are treated, the Pope said.

Pope Francis reiterated the centrality of the vulnerable as well as the urgency of countering the triple “scourge” of corruption, abuse of power, and lawlessness—both in politics and in society—in his address on Wednesday with representatives of the DIALOP transversal dialogue project.

  • @someguy3
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    Followers of supply side Jesus gonna be hella mad.

    • @WhatAmLemmy
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      They will never hear this, and won’t care even if they do.

      If they actually cared about what Jesus or the religious establishment said, they’d already be socialist.

  • fiat_lux
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    Funny that the Pope loves the rule of law when the Vatican refuses to cooperate in international lawsuits against them, which they can easily do because they can deny warrants as a sovereign entity.

    Return the Nazi loot, Vatican. Then maybe you can look a little less hypocritical when asking others to cooperate in international justice systems.

  • @xarexyouxmadx
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    Honestly it’s kind of shocking this didn’t happen sooner. Idk how people follow Jesus and then say, “those homeless people sleeping under that bridge are drug addicts and bums. They’re getting exactly what they deserve because they don’t want to work” and the general glorification of “free market” capitalism to the point of arguing not all people are worthy of things like healthcare or food.

    To me it just never seemed compatible with their religion and if you look to South America there’s a strong correlation between socialism/communism and Christianity/Catholicism… Nicaragua is a fine example of this. (See image) “Christianity, socialism, solidarity” is what it says.

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    • @[email protected]
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      “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” -The Bible, also Lenin

  • Deceptichum
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    Capitalism will be the death of me through poverty.

    Christianity would outright murder me for loving a man.

    • @[email protected]
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      45 months ago

      I really have to disagree with you! Some fundamentalist bigot groups within Christianity might want to murder you, sure. But the entire religion as such certainly wouldn’t.

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        If they got power again you can bet your arse they would. Just look at what happens politically in the few country they still hold real influence in.

      • @rdyoung
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        45 months ago

        Then more of you need to take it back from the hate filled assholes that have taken over world wide. Damn near 100% if not 100% of the anti gay, trans, etc rhetoric and advertising for candidates world wide are funded and/or supported by religious organizations.

  • @Sanctus
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    In other words,

    Row row, fight the power! Unity and love is the only force in the universe that can raise the disheveled and the dregs from the heaps of despair. It is why the powers that be are as divisive and toxic as they can be, and have learned to spread it well. I truly believe that ideal at its core.

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    Meanwhile, the Vatican is essentially made entirely out of gold.

    Hmm, sounds nice Francis, but I think there’s a bit more you could do besides repeating vague platitudes…

  • @deafboy
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    united in their commitment to the end of armed conflict

    So… the feast is cancelled?