Pope Francis to U.S. Congress

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to Teilhard de Chardin“If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an expression of our compelling need to live as one, in order to build as one the greatest common good: that of a community which sacrifices particular interests in order to share, in justice and peace, its goods, its interests, its social life. I do not underestimate the difficulty that this involves, but I encourage you in this effort.” – Pope Francis addressing Congress today

Pope Decries “Shameful and Culpable Silence” on Arms Sales “Drenched in Innocent Blood”

“Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?” the Pope asked. “Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money.”

Source: Pope Decries “Shameful and Culpable Silence” on Arms Sales “Drenched in Innocent Blood”