Is inequality really the root of social ills?
Popes Leo XIII and Pius X versus “Pope” Francis
“Pope” Francis is currently in Colombia, and, as always, he’s got a lot to say.
In yesterday’s meeting with authorities, the diplomatic corps, and representatives of civil society, Francis gave an address in which he said the following:
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Just laws are needed, which can ensure harmony and which can help overcome the conflicts that have torn apart this nation for decades; laws are required which are not born from the pragmatic need to order society but rather arise from the desire to resolve the structural causes of poverty that lead to exclusion and violence.