Pope Francis: Man is not what he consumes

The global financial crisis results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to States, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good. A new, invisible and at times virtual, tyranny is established, one which unilaterally and irremediably imposes its own laws and rules. These were the words of Pope Francis in a speech to the new ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan, Antigua and Barbuda, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Botswana. Even if God is a nuisance to you, you need to say that a true ethics based on the primacy of God exposes the false values. The Pope also urged a return to the unselfish solidarity and e …

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