“The poor are the future!” Pope Francis

pope boliviaEveryone knows that Pope Francis is a Champion of the poor. He has made it clear from the very choice his name after ascending to the throne of St. Peter. ‘Francis!’ An echo of St. Francis of Assisi, the greatest advocate of poverty. In all his addresses hitherto, he had been defending the poor and was vehemently advocating for them to the point of attacking anti-poor capitalist policies.

 

The Holy Father, now on his historical visit to Latin America, has again re-affirmed his point as he said, “You the lowly, the exploited, the poor and the underprivileged, can do, and doing a lot. I would say that the future of humanity is in great measure in your own hands.” He was speaking in the Second World Meeting of the Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

 

Vehement on his attack on global capitalism as always, the Pontiff said, “This system is now intolerable: farm workers find it intolerable, labourers find it intolerable, communities find it intolerable, peoples find it intolerable, the earth itself – our sister, Mother Earth, as Saint Francis would say – also finds it intolerable”.

 

A.F. .