Pope: Concern for poor is sign of Gospel, not red flag of communism

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By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Focusing on poverty and sacrificing for the poor are the heart of the Gospel, not signs of communism, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

Furthermore, if Christians don’t dig deep and generously open up their wallets, they do not have “genuine faith,” the pope said June 16 during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

He said people often hear, “Oh, this priest speaks about poverty too much, this bishop talks about poverty, this Christian, this sister talk about poverty. Well, they’re a bit communist, aren’t they?”

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Published in: on June 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Yes, one’s real Christian faith lies in honest and generous giving.


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