Thursday, 16 May 2013

Financial Crisis Rooted in Rejection of God, Pope Says

Pope Francis says rejecting God has led to the current economic crisis. Image courtesy of Casa Rosada, via Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Speaking to four new ambassadors to the Holy See, Pope Francis discussed the reasons for the worldwide financial and economic crisis. He pointed out, “Human beings … are nowadays considered as consumer goods which can be used and thrown away. We have started down the path of a disposable culture.”

He went on to say that this attitude stems from “a rejection of ethics, a rejection of God.”

It is not too difficult to agree with him.


Pope to New Ambassadors: Financial Crisis Rooted in Rejection of Ethics. Vatican Information Service 16 May 2013.