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Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:16 am

"We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis in the face of injustice. The rich world and a prosperous economy can and must end poverty," the Argentinian pontiff told participants as he made an unscheduled appearance.

"We must be conscious of all being responsible. If extreme poverty exists amid riches which are also extreme it is because we have allowed a gap to grow to become the largest in history," said Francis, who has made inequality a central theme of his papacy.

Listening to his address were notably IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Argentine counterpart Martin Guzman.

"People who are poor in indebted countries suffer from strong fiscal pressure and the cutting of social services," Francis added.

Calling for the "globalisation of hope," Georgieva responded that "the first task is to put the economy at the service of the people," highlighting the need to address the issue of "inequality of opportunity."

The International Monetary Fund head also urged investment in people and education. But she also stressed the need to prioritise the environment as "none of the economic challenges we face today will be important in 20 years if we do not today confront the challenge of climate change."

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Re: ...says the Pope.

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:37 am

...a year ago; and soon the Pope will visit Cyprus and Greece.

https://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/ove ... it/62963/2

...he will be bringing home migrants from Cyprus in solidarity with us, he says.
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Postby Paphitis » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:13 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...a year ago; and soon the Pope will visit Cyprus and Greece.

https://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/ove ... it/62963/2

...he will be bringing home migrants from Cyprus in solidarity with us, he says.


Tell him to stay away and not come to Cyprus. We don’t want him.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:03 am

The Pope is welcome.

Such as it is in a world of corruption, such absolute power has its temptations.

...a Man, that is a Human being who has reached deep into his mind for the support they need in life is not so easily fooled by what weaker men call wealth.

He is such a man, that he has made the effort to kiss the feet of people who in silence suffer poverty, loving never the less.

...if i dare say, a better Pope than most, and in our lifetime having seen more than most.
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Postby Paphitis » Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:24 am

repulsewarrior wrote:The Pope is welcome.

Such as it is in a world of corruption, such absolute power has its temptations.

...a Man, that is a Human being who has reached deep into his mind for the support they need in life is not so easily fooled by what weaker men call wealth.

He is such a man, that he has made the effort to kiss the feet of people who in silence suffer poverty, loving never the less.

...if i dare say, a better Pope than most, and in our lifetime having seen more than most.


Perhaps, the Vatican should lead by example and show the rest how it is done?

They themselves have immense wealth. I know they place billions into education and health around the world, but these too are enterprises that turn a profit and hence expands their wealth.

There are many billionaires who express philanthropy but it isn’t altruistic.
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Postby Paphitis » Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:00 am

The real philanthropists are not those like the Pope or Gates who spend 0.1% of their wealth on charity.

It’s the old lady down the street who works at a soup kitchen or volunteers her time at the local hospital or collects money for various charities. These people, who are probably under the poverty line themselves and still volunteer for hours per week.

And given little to no recognition for it and probably expect no recognition neither.

Maybe we should be giving the likes of the Pope and Gates less publicity and the old lady down the street more.
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