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Pope’s quotes: A true economic system

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“There is a key word: unemployment. This is a serious matter. It is serious because I look at it this way, simplifying somewhat. We are in a global economic system which places money at its center, not the human person. A true economic system should revolve around men and women, the human person. This economic system we have today places money at the center and to maintain its equilibrium, it has to carry out various “waste” measures. Children are discarded, as the low birth rates in Europe show, and the elderly are abandoned.”

-- Press conference with journalists aboard papal plane to Rome, May 27, 2014

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