27 November 2013

Pope Francis calls unfettered capitalism 'tyranny' and urges rich to share wealth

Pope Francis calls unfettered capitalism 'tyranny' and urges rich to share wealth

Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.

The 84-page document, known as an apostolic exhortation, amounted to an official platform for his papacy, building on views he has aired in sermons and remarks since he became the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years in March.

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