Pope Francis Condemns ‘Bloodsucking Bosses’

In a recent sermon, Pope Francis condemned bosses who exploit workers and the so-called ‘prosperity gospel’ that teaches that profits are more important than people. An excerpt:

We consider this drama of today: the exploitation of the people, the blood of these people who become slaves, the traffickers of people—and not just those who deal in prostitutes and children for child labor, but that trafficking we might call “civilized”: “I’ll pay you this much, without vacation, without health care, without … everything under the table. … But I will become rich!” May the Lord make us understand today the simplicity that Jesus speaks to us of in the Gospel of today: a glass of water in the name of Christ is more important than all the riches accumulated through the exploitation of the people.

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