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Pope Francis Releases 84 Page Manifesto Demanding That Global Sharing Of Wealth Must Begin

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Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny” and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and calling for a renewal of the Catholic Church.

The 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, was the first major work he has authored alone as pope and makes official many views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.

In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the “idolatry of money, and urged politicians to “attack the structural causes of inequality” and strive to provide work, healthcare and education to all citizens.

He also called on rich people to share their wealth. “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Francis wrote in the document issued on Tuesday.

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses 2 points?”

The pope said renewal of the Church could not be put off and said the Vatican and its entrenched hierarchy “also need to hear the call to pastoral conversion”.

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security,” he wrote.

Italian theologian Massimo Faggioli greeted the work as “the manifesto of Francis” while veteran Vatican analyst John Thavis called it a Magna Carta for church reform“.

“The message on poverty sets Pope Francis on a collision course with neo-liberal Catholic thought, especially in the United States,” said Faggioli, an expert on the Second Vatican Council and reform in the Catholic Church.

Other Catholic analysts added that progressive streams in the Church would bristle at the document’s rejection of women priests, though it leaves open the door to women taking other “decision-making” positions in the Church. source – Yahoo News

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    • Sue Trimble

      Oh yea…well why doesn’t he start by doling out money from the Vatican.

      • Neanderthal

        I was thinking the same thing,

        • Neanderthal

          It is Black Friday Tomorrow will the Pope open the purrrrrrly gates to the Vatican bank at 6 am for a, 2 hour special grab all you can, and share the wealth program? Or did the all mighty say NO NO NO to REHAB. Just a little plug in for Amy Winehouse for memory. RIP

      • Michael

        some of the biggest hypocrites in the world there ha?

      • Goodbye Archons


      • TheMoneyMan

        If the Catholic Church were a corporation it would be the wealthiest company in the world.

        • wizard

          It is THE corporation.

        • arts

          it is a corporation

      • Anonymous


        Then the WORLD might follow your example! :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

        • I-AM-FIRE

          you people expect too much from a jesuit..if everybody knows what these guys are up to, then the ‘papacy holiness’ will vaporize like it is..just smoke!

      • lindarosemary

        Sue, you are right. Many ears ago, I visited the Vatican Treasury, where they keep on display some of that wealth in the form of precious jewels and other items. I don’t know the real value of this stuff; but it is in the millions. This Jesuit priest is in league with the beast.

      • dadman

        if the pope is on the same page as obama .. then it’s not about them spending their money .. it’s about them spending other peoples money . . . . I could be the most compassionate person on the planet .. so long as I’m spending YOUR money

      • simboliza

        See he is the Maitreya’s false prophet … The Maitreya is associated with Share International…And Demons have been busy getting allies for the Maitreya’s coming out party..
        They cant wait to take control

    • back_up_for_the_boys

      charity starts at home. I take it that he feels strongly enough about this, that he will eagerly be setting an example by opening up the vatican bank accounts and sending everyone in the world a check…………………I didn’t think so. EVERYONE thinks sharing is a good idea until it is required of them. If you save and go without, should you give it all to those who, by free choice chose to spend all their resources on penny whistles and moon pies?

      • SmokiestJoe

        Erm… Not everyone.

    • becomingme

      Agreed Sue.

      The Vatican is one of the richest entities in the world, they even have their own bank. So yeah.

    • Michael

      Rich people should share their wealth?…Ha?…they live behind gold doors and are the richest church in the world and they shouldn’t idolize money they say?…I call that what it is hypocrisy.

    • back_up_for_the_boys

      my comments wont post :sad:

    • Louis

      The Vatican does disburse funds to the poor and afflicted. Plus it has huge expenses to meet in order to be able to function. The Vatican is art rich, but not cash rich. How could it sell the Sistine Chapel ceiling whose frescoes were painted by Michelangelo? People who think the Vatican is rolling in dough are wrong.

      • Truthseeker


        do you have any idea how much land is owned by the catholic churches around the world?

        Just in my area in one little diocese or what ever they are called, I witnessed 10′s of millions dollars in land that had been left to the church that was just sitting there with no future purpose.

        They had to sell some to cover the judgments for the priest that love little boys. I was involved with 20 acres that sold for 4 million. I doubt they knew they had it.

        No! they have lots and lots of money.

      • Osimandias


      • Disurnr

        :eek: Scripture tells us that Jesus MADE Himself dirt poor (πτωχεύω) for our sakes. He was a humble carpenter. Said “The Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” His apostles as well were poor: Paul says of himself and his buddies, “We are weak, but you are strong! [RCC is hugely powerful the world over.] You are honored, we are dishonored! [Vatican and cohorts bask in honor and glory.] 11To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, [Vatican and cohorts wallow in luxury] we are in rags [RCC CEO's strut about in the most consummate finery], we are brutally treated, we are homeless [Vatican and cohorts live in sumptious palaces]. 12 We work hard with our own hands. [Vatican and cohorts do not work, rather sucking the blood out of the gullible "faithful," getting nice and fat in the process.]

    • Savage

      Hey Popey… I’ll take that little gold goblet you drink the blood of Christ out of every week! I’m not greedy that is all I want.

    • jerome seinfeld

      tsk…tsk…fk’n trolls are out in force….hmmm mayB lets think BIG PICTURE….this is one more piece to a ever more clear puzzle of change…Im jus sayin…some have been saying these thngs were coming for a looooooonnnnnggggg time….

    • joeleaux

      Where exactly in this document does the words “The world must share wealth” appear? Oh … it doesn’t.

    • underhispinions

      And what about the wealth the Catholic church sits on?
      Perhaps he can start there?

    • Anonymous


    • larry

      So the Pope wants to share the wealth? Open the doors to the Vatican Bank. Pass out some of that money they have been laudering for criminal enterprises and politicans.

    • Louis

      Every day, the Catholic Church feeds, clothes, educates and edifies more people than any other organization on earth. One out of every five Americans receives medical care in Catholic hospitals.

      How anyone can hate the Church for doing so much good is bizarre. If everyone followed the Church’s example, the world would be a much better place.

      • Cathy Crayvsit

        Oh my.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately, it’s the fascists who want to destroy the world finance who are the problem. They use the Federal Reserve to STEAL money off the top of the financial system and NOT WORK. Of course, they use propaganda to get the sheeple to blame those who actually WORK and get rich through that hard work.

    • Anonymous

      As predicted by some long ago.

    • gerryd weldeer

      We know from the ‘Food for Oil’ scandal and the rapes in Africa that the UN is corrupt and useless, did he mention to stop funding the UN, made up of mostly 3rd world dictatorships, restitution of it’s assets and use the money to ACTUALLY help all the countries the UN has been operating?

      How about the IMF? did he mention the IMF?

      The IMF is the third biggest holder in the world of gold after the USA and Germany (where did IMF get all that gold? … ask NATO). The IMF was supposed to help struggling countries with the gold but instead the world is going broke while the IMF is getting fantastically wealthy, more powerful and authoritarian and is demanding more world taxes while it’s own hoards of gold pile up. YOO HOO!

      How about if Lagarde and the rest of the UN’s countless agencies, commissions and organization employees start paying taxes?

      Lagarde’s (IMF) salary is over $800,000 + per year PLUS thousands in ‘stipends’. and she PAYS NO TAX

      Who pays her? “most UN employees pay no tax”.

      10 nations that control the world’s gold – MarketWatch
      Oct 20, 2012 … The International Monetary Fund is the third-largest official holder of gold, with more than 2,814 tonnes.

      The IMF is not a ‘nation’, it has been deemed ‘supranational sovereignty’ (deemed by the UN, and the ‘International Court of Justice’ -another UN agency). so the UN creates an agency to deem itself and it’s other agencies supranational sovereignty over the world and makes it’s own laws, decides it needn’t pay any tax nor provide any revenues -sweet deal if your a UN employee.

      Any mention of the Rockefellers or Rothschilds (nope, it’s YOUR money they want)

      youtube: The Rothschilds Exposed 3/3
      (Just see the last 3 minutes) you will understand

      youtube: Slave Queen
      by TruthNeverTold

      How about opening the vaults under the Vatican, oooooh, can’t do that!

      • Freeamerican

        That’s just psy ops trolling to make it complicated and distract from the jew. jew world order. JWO.

    • Joseph-C-Moore

      Well, that destroys the notion of the “infallibility of the pope”.

    • pigsdofly

      Being raised a Catholic and watching my parents donate money weekly to support the church as well as many other donations given by TAXPAYERS, and reading many comments such as those here I will NOT give one thin dime. You heathens act like that money was yours. Many Catholics would donate their whole estate to the church. And, yes they were TAXPAYERS as well. In fact, I am fully aware of the illuminati presence within the church as part of their control. NOW, let’s start trashing ALL religions because NONE of your religions are real but man made.

    • SSpyderX68

      Easy for those attacking the Vatican to do so when the understand nothing that they speak of. Yes, the Vatican is a secretive entity. Yes throughout history there are many examples of abuses of power. Were these abuses not committed by mere men, human beings? Does not make them right nor exonerate them nor the Church.
      However, to point a crooked finger now at group which does so much good (as a whole) on a worldwide scale demanding them to lead by example is pure hypocrisy. Sure there are still mortal human beings who commit acts against God. Being human in a position of power often corrupts those who cannot possibly handle that position. Just ask most politicians in DC.


      ok….first we start with the 1% sharing their wealth with the rest of us Americans
      until that happens you can shut your Pope A$$ up! Thank you!

    • 4DollyMadison

      Make no mistake. Pope Francis alias Bergoglio (former arms merchant and enabler of military domestic terrorism in Argentina) is positioning himself to be part of the leadership of the New World Order, soon to take over.

      It will be a lie like Obamacare.

      “You won’t be poor anymore. We will take care of you.”

    • Anonymous

      Be very weary of this pope he is a Jesuit I read some other stuff he published he is for homosexuality abortions and worst of all gays adopting children he is your worst nightmare go do some research on Jesuits and human sacrifices.

      • Freeamerican

        It is all run by jews. The jesuit bunk vatican bunk rothschilds bunk is to distract from the jew. JWO.

    • xlgmedium

      I knew this guy was the 2nd prophet in chain of evil Obama being the 1st.

    • Jay

      Typical of someone who has been taken care of his entire life. Tell him to quit the Vatican and get a real job so he can understand what work is and earning one’s daily bread is all about. The giving of alms in Christianity is a voluntary action the taking of someone else’s property is call stealing, maybe the Pope should check out the ten commandments before opening his heretical mouth.

    • Anara

      Before you run your mouth off Sue why dont you take a look at the various Catholic charities worldwide and the works they do and it begins at the Vatican and trickles down to the churches
      You haters are so sickining.So small minded

    • arts

      The Jesuits. They have fomented every war, every famine, every genocide in recent history. They are fully infiltrated within every government on the planet. they are satans servants.
      they are the shadow of every man in power. They control the monetary sytem, the military, and they are even behind all of the riots. They, in the end will bring you the solution and you will love them for it.

    • WTX

      Actually He thought that BRICS must stop its FED blocking…

    • Anonamoos in the hoose

      The cunt can begin it by sharing their stolen wealth first.

    • Rufus Juice

      no contraception = more Catholics = more money = more tithes and land left to the church

    • Freeamerican

      This psy ops bunk from leahz is to distract from the jew tribe, jew world order. The vatican scheme was ginned up by a jew to get in on the action after other jews ginned up the jew christian bible fables to enslave sheople. This a spin off the jew communist manifesto, same jew tribe as jew media, jew bankers, jew government agencies, and jew communist republicans who let in forty million illegal leeches after the first amnesty and protect them from deportation, who let jew bankers get the federal reserve, who refuse to de-fund the communist health bill scheme even though they can vote to de-fund it. The jew vatican communists are no different than republican scum communists, the vatican ‘sancuaries’ for illegals leeches. The organized religions are enemies of Americans and sheople who go to any church feed treason. Sheople who don’t protest immigration and illegals have no right to complain. The jew tribe usury and genocide was going on long before the jew conned up jew christian fables for sheople and the talmud for themselves then the vatican conjob. It’s not just the vatican, it’s jews. JWO

      “The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this New World Order the [jew, fake] children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.” – Baruch Levy. Article: Letter to Karl Marx, magazine La Revue de Paris 1928

      “Religion is the opiate of the people, and for that reason it is to be used as a principal means of disarming the gentile, and, once in power, through the pulpit and prayers, to keep him subjugated and subdued.” – Karl Marx, jew real name Mordechai

    • GuitarLots

      How about the bank of the Vatican release all their gold they are hoarding and build homes and farms for all the people in Africa … It will never happen … Hypocrites to the max :razz:

    • Anonymous

      You start first since us unwashed masses are broke.

    • dadman

      this is serious sht man !!!!! .. if the pope is the false prophet .. he will get on the same page with and start pointing to and singing the praises of the antichrist (whoever he might be) .. we Christians do understand that there is a certain time and place that the antichrist will be revealed .. HOWEVER .. there is nothing stating that we would not see the false prophet rise before that time . . . . somebody tell me that Obama and the pope aren’t singing the same song .. I believe they are ……. get acquainted with this Biblical coming man of sin .. our time is short

    • marlio

      I’;ve been helping my sister, my aunt, someone from korsovo and another in Liberia for years. So I think I;m doing my part.

    • 14west1

      Is this just a ploy to get closer to poor children so they can rape them?

    • sindarella

      Yikes most comments on here sound “angry mob” mentality. How about sit back and use some discernment. Powers of reasoning. Or have you lost your minds completely in blind rage?
      No. 1) What the hell is actually WRONG with his message -IN ITSELF??? (without playing ‘shoot the messenger ” for whatever reason)
      2) Do we or don’t we need a PROMINENT voice , one heard by millions, to state the TRUTH?
      …and WHO ELSE is saying it , currently? Anyone???
      3) Is it not possible that he himself is not aware of the true status quo going on, behind the scenes?( Just as in “freemasons”, not all members are privy to the real goings on. As another example, most people do not realise that above the US president are many heirarchies each pulling strings that those below have no knowledge of.
      So use your commonsense and just analyse the Popes message for it’s own value. I personally can find no fault in it.

    • patriot156

      wow ya hey just daysater this anouncement and Obama pulled us out of the embassy there.
      Kind of a hypocrit since that’s what he’s doing here!
      reason was it’s too dangerious there but so was Bengahzi
      end times are here!

    • YellowRoseTx51

      It is a game. The U.S. corp. which is Federally run, is playing along with them.
      The Company Store system is directly under VATICAN control, and they are the sole originators of all charters to these corporations. IE, ‘DHS’ was issued ‘Divine Powers’ by ratzinger, to one of the Queens family. Hence its Nazi influence.

      60% of American taxes collected go to the Vatican, and 40% to the Queen. I’m not the only one who has traced those Instrument. Karen Hudes also, found the exact same thing.
      The Queen owns the FREEMASON, and owns the Money system. Rothschild is the Vizier for the Company store system.

      The Vatican, ‘Francis’, signed Legislation a few months ago stating they had the right to Armed response to any that challenged & threatened their ‘Sovereignty’. Most people fail to know that the term “Sovereign” is a word with two senses. In the case of the Vatican, it is the monetary sense. It is to the Vatican that all seized lands by ‘tax assessors’, under Agenda 21, are being transferred to.

      So the propaganda is to ‘share wealth’ while in truth, the VATICAN has no intention of giving up what they have stolen.

    • VoiceofReason

      Redistribution never works. All it does is create more poverty & reward corrupt governments for failed economic policies & people who are too lazy to work. You can’t multiply wealth by dividing it. The fed reserve for years now has been creating money out of thin air to pay our bills & the economy is stil barely above water. They also loaned (gave) trillions (supposedly $15 trillion) to keep the European economy afloat too. That’s more redistribution than could ever be achieved by taking money away from the haves & giving it to the have nots.

      You have to address the fundamental reasons why a country is not prosperous. For the United States we first developed an agriculture based economy which was enough to get the ball rolling, then came the industrial economy. Once we had sufficient expendable income we then moved into a service economy which fed off the manufacturing based economy. Now we are trying to move into a technological economy, but unfortunately they made the mistake of exporting our manufacturing economy to Mexico, so we are now descending into economic chaos.

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