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COOL POPE Pope: Stop Worshiping ‘God Called Money’ Riccardo De Luca/AP

Pope: Stop Worshiping ‘God Called Money’

First he says the Catholic Church has an “obsession” with gays and abortion, and now Pope Francis is attacking the finance world—is there nobody he isn’t afraid of? After apparently throwing away his prepared remarks, the pontiff on Sunday slammed the global economic system, saying it is based on a “god called money” while also pushing the unemployed to look for work. Speaking in Cagliari, Sardina, Francis told a group of unemployed miners (many of whom were chanting “work, work, work”) that “we don’t want this globalized economic system which does us so much harm.” It sounds like he had been reading up on the fifth anniversary of the Lehman collapse.

September 22, 2013 8:24 AM