True to his pro-people and humane policies, Pope Francis has once again reiterated his commitment to rid human society and the fragile planet from the evils of all sorts of pollution, CONSUMERISM and the corporate greed. He said: “The two great aims of industrialism — replacement of people by technology and concentration of wealth into the hands of a small plutocracy — seem close to fulfillment. . . . Corporate industrialism itself has exposed the falsehood that it . . . ever has given precedence to the common good. No amount of fiddling with capitalism to regulate and humanize it . . . can for long disguise this failure. The evidences of it are everywhere: eroded, wasted, or degraded soils . . . whole landscapes defaced, gouged, flooded, or blown up; pollution of the whole atmosphere and of the water cycle . . . thoughtless squandering of fossil fuels and fossil waters, of mineable minerals and ores; natural health and beauty replaced by a heartless and sickening ugliness. Perhaps its greatest success is an astounding increase in the destructiveness, and therefore the profitability, of war”.
On the role of the Church under his patriarchy, Pope Francis said: “I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”
Will Pope Francis be able to accomplish the much expected global revolution with an ally(?) in the White House?
I tried to find an affirmative answer to this crucial question, some two years back, when I wrote the article below:
POPE FRANCIS AND THE LAST GLOBAL REVOLUTION: http://www.humanfirst.in/essays/pope-francis-and-the-last-global-revolution/