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Pope's quotes: Idols of money, consumption

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A quote from Pope Francis:

"We are often guided by the arrogance of domination, possession, manipulation, exploitation. We are losing the attitude of wonder, of contemplation, of listening to creation ... What rules today is not man, it is money [and] an economy and financial system lacking in ethics. Men and women are sacrificed to the idols of money and consumption. That some homeless people freeze to death on the street, that is not news. On the other hand, a drop of 10 points in the stock markets of some [countries] is a tragedy. That is how people are thrown away. We, people, are thrown away, as if we were trash."

During his general audience June 5, 2013

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