Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pp. Francis Makes Up His Own Facts

Aside from the serious moral and theological deficiencies that Pp. Francis has displayed ever since his election, it now appears that he makes up his own facts, too.

Here, he addresses an economic forum in Rome.

...The economy must focus on the good of the human person, he said, and an economic system “detached from ethical concerns does not bring about a more just social order, but leads instead to a ‘throw away’ culture of consumption and waste.”

As he has done on other occasions, Pope Francis insisted that just economic systems must address “rising levels of poverty on a global scale,” reflecting a common myth regarding the state of poverty around the globe.

Last June, the pope said that with the passage of time, the number of poor people increases rather than diminishes and “the poor are always poorer, and today they are poorer than ever.”...

....As a Brookings Institution report noted late last year, however, 2019 began “with the lowest prevalence of extreme poverty ever recorded in human history — less than 8 percent,” adding that in all likelihood, “this level will set the ‘ceiling’ for a new era of even lower single-digit global poverty rates for the foreseeable future.”

In the world today, less than ten percent of the global population lives in extreme poverty, according to the widely used “international poverty line,” whereby people are considered to be in “extreme poverty” if they live on less than $1.90 per day.

Just 30 years ago (1990), on the other hand, some 37 percent of the world lived in extreme poverty....
"The poor you will have with you always."  --Jesus Christ

But that "Christ" guy doesn't serve as a guidepost for Francis, does he?

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