Friday, August 07, 2009

Pope, bishops denounce 'scandalous' rate of poverty in Argentina

Catholic Culture-News Briefs
August 07, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has weighed in forcefully on the side of the Argentine bishops in their dispute with the country's government over poverty figures. Echoing a message that the country's bishops have spread in recent weeks, the Pontiff-- in a message for a fundraising event for the Caritas relief agency-- said that Argentina must take action "to reduce the scandal of poverty and social inequity." Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires soon followed up, saying that the "dramatic poverty and unemployment" in the country called for a stronger government response.

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Pope says Argentina should make “an effort” to reduce poverty and social inequity (Buenos Aires Herald)

Bergoglio describes 'dramatic poverty' after controversial remarks from the Pope (Buenos Aires Herald)


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