…Prioritizing the Catholic social doctrine of serving the poor and feeding the hungry, Pope Francis said, in, that the Catholic and Episcopal churches share this mission:
The pope expressed concern for immigrants July 7 in a , three months later, a rickety boat full of immigrants from Ghana, Somalia and Eritrea, , killing more than 100 men, women and children:
Returning to the Vatican from Brazil, Francis spoke with , July 29, and made world headlines when he said:
Again, in September, the pope made global news when he said the church has been too "obsessed" with issues of abortion, contraception and gay marriage. The following quotes come from the English translation of his wide-ranging and lengthy interview, published :
(Yet Francis also said the door is closed on women becoming ordained.)
Pope Francis made the following comments during a dialog with , founder of the Italian newspaper , translated to English, Oct. 1. The dialog covered many topics, from politics to Marxism to the pope's favorite saints. La Repubblica is considered a progressive-left newspaper, and Scalfari is a well-known atheist.
On Nov. 25, the pope again made headlines with his , which included a sharp condemnation of the capitalist economy.
Reacting to right-wingers who criticized him by labeling him "Marxist," Pope Francis said in an that Marxism is wrong, but:
Source: People’s World on Line:
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