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Pope Francis: It Is the Politics!
Pope Francis: It Is The Politics!

Author(s): Emilce Cuda
Subject(s): Political economy, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Центар за проучавање религије и верску толеранцију
Keywords: Politics; economy; poor people; culture; Pope Francis

Summary/Abstract: This article will try to establish a relationship between economy and religion based on the speech of the new Latin American Pontiff, Pope Francis, for whom the problem of global crisis should not be sought in the economy but in politics. The pontiff believes that the economy should be subordinated to the politics and not the other way around. Trying to find a solution to the global political and economic crisis involves investigating the theological causes that sustain structural poverty. Francisco, as a new prophet in times of capitalism, relying on the documents of the Latin American archbishops, denounces that the lack of work that originates this system originates a culture of death. Political theology can unmask false gods that support this system, and proclaim the importance of a poor working people who must be treated with dignity.

  • Issue Year: XI/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 107-121
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English