Pope Francis Money Quotes


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Money has to serve, not to rule

“Man is not in charge today, money is in charge, money rules

“Men and women are sacrificed to the idols of profit and consumption

“The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor

“If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves”

“In the financing of electoral campaigns, many interests get into the mix, and then they send you the bill”

The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings. Man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption
— Pope Francis

“In effect a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity, leads to both to the misuse of available natural resources, and to the exclusion of the weak”

Behind all this pain, death and destruction there is the stench of what Basil of Caesarea called ‘the dung of the devil’. An unfettered pursuit of money rules Quote

“Behind all this pain, death and destruction there is the stench of what Basil of Caesarea called ‘the dung of the devil’. An unfettered pursuit of money rules” — Pope Francis

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Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a very grave offense against human rights and the environment”

“This opinion, [trickle-down-theory] which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system”


“The new colonialism takes on different faces. At times it appears as the anonymous influence of mammon: corporations, loan agencies, certain ‘free trade’ treaties, and the imposition of measures of ‘austerity’ which always tighten the belt of workers and the poor”

“The worship of the Golden Calf of old has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose”

“I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it”

Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another
— Pope Francis

(As a reference – Pope Francis repeatedly refers to idolatry – the source is Catechism of the Catholic Church) Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. —

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