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Lost in Translation: Pope Francis' Message on the Economy

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Pope Francis’ address to Congress this Thursday will be the first ever by a pope, and many Americans are anxious over what he might say about the global economy. Some expect he will give a rousing indictment of free-market capitalism as the culprit in global poverty, environmental degradation, and human suffering.

Pope Francis' Prophetic Message

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Readers of Francis’s prophetic warnings ought to be deeply moved to improve themselves and the planet. But instead of looking at this social encyclical as a set of policy proposals, Francis’s primary message is that we must learn to see creation as a gift that we receive and care for.