Pope Francis on Capitalism and War

Pope Francis
Pope Francis: Capitalism and War

We are in a world economic system that is not good. A system that in order to survive must make war, as great empires have always done. But since you cannot have a Third World War, you have regional wars. And what does this mean? That arms are made and sold, and in this way the idolatrous economies, the great world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money, obviously keep their balance sheets in the black.

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Matthew Shadle at Catholic Moral Theology explores the theories agreeing and disagreeing with this pithy statement of Francis’ made in an interview with the Spanish magazine La Vanguardia (Spanish original here).

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