Pope Francis has attacked what he describes as a culture centered on money that "promotes poverty, slavery and waste".
The pope ranted about modern society in an interview with the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, saying he valued money over people.
The pontiff said: "We can not ignore the fact that a structured economy like this kills because it makes money central and only obeys money.
Pope Francis criticized the structure of modern society, saying that "idolizes". and & # 39; obeys & # 39; to money
& # 39;When people are no longer central, when making money becomes the sole objective, then we are out of all ethics and that is how we obtain structures of poverty, slavery and waste. "
Speaking about unemployment in Europe, the Pope denounced "an economic system that can no longer create jobs, because it idealizes money."
The Argentine pope has repeatedly criticized what he calls the "culture of waste" that excludes the poorest and weakest people and destroys the environment.
"There is still a lot of work to be done to reduce behavior and elections that do not respect the environment and the planet," he said.
"It is imperative to promote integral human development, reduce inequalities … and abandon consumerism," he added.
The pontiff also criticized our "culture of waste", which excludes the poorest people and destroys the environment
The pope also criticized modern society for promoting selfishness and destroying the sense of community.
He said: "There is a lack of awareness of a common origin … and of a future to build together". This basic awareness would allow the development of new attitudes and lifestyles.
& # 39; Distribution and participation in the wealth produced, social responsibility, welfare of the company, equal pay between men and women, harmony between time for work and time for life, respect for the environment, recognition of the importance of Man in comparison with the machines, recognition of a fair salary and the capacity for innovation are important elements that keep the dimension of the community alive ".
Pope Francis' comments come after he was accused of knowing about sexual abuse within the church for years.
An 11-page text written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former ambassador of the Vatican in the USA. UU., Affirmed that Pope Francisco knew the accusations of sexual abuse since 2013.
Vigano even claimed that the pontiff tried to cover up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who resigned this year after a series of allegations of sexual assault.