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US Conservatives Criticize Pope’s View of Global Economy

Pope Francis has won praise from the political left and from environmentalists for saying that globalization is hurting the poor and contributing to climate change. But conservative Roman Catholics in America say his economic thinking is erroneous. During his recent visit to Bolivia, Francis said greed has created a “subtle dictatorship” over the global economy. Quoting an early church theologian, he called the unfettered pursuit of money “the dung of the devil” and blamed it for a host...

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