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Pope Francis takes sharp shot at greedy profiteers

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Pope Francis awakened the global financial establishment Thursday he will not be shy in criticizing greed and the greedy, especially when that greed comes at significant cost to the poor of the world.

In the 30th tweet of his ponfiticate, a tweet being called "the tweet heard around the world," Francis wrote: "My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centered mindset bent on profit at any cost."

The tweet came just one day after Francis decried "slave labor" conditions of workers in many parts of the world. 

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In a matter of weeks Pope Francis has emerged as a strong, outspoken voice for the marginalized of the world, those, he says, live and eek out existences in the "peripheries" of societies. 

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