Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pope:Cath. Church Does Not Want "Dirty Money;" Rips Money Got by Exploiting Low-Paid Workers

Pope Francis said today (March 2, 2016) that the Catholic Church does not want people to donate "dirty money" earned by abusing low-paid workers, according to the Reuters website.

"Some donors come to the Church offering profits from the blood of people who have been exploited, mistreated, enslaved with badly paid work," Francis said during his regular weekly audience with pilgrims at the Vatican.

"I will say to them: 'Please take your money away, burn it,'" said Francis, who has made safeguarding the poor and cleaning up Vatican finances central tenets of his papacy.

"The people of God... do not need dirty money, they need hearts that are open to God's mercy," he added.

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