Pope Francis anti-capitalist message makes waves in the U.S.
"Mr. President, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant, but inclusive; and to rejecting every form of injustice, discrimination."- Pope Francis at the White House, yesterday
Pope Francis received a warm welcome at the White House yesterday during his first ever visit to the United States.
But not everyone has welcomed the Pope. Especially when it comes to one of this Pope's key messages, his critique of capitalism.
Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has shared his vision of what he's called a "Church of the Poor."
He's criticized what he calls "unfettered capitalism." And as popular as this Pope has been around the world, that's a message not all American Catholics are comfortable embracing.
We convened a panel of three Catholics for their thoughts on this.
- Stephanie Slade is the deputy managing editor of Reason, a Libertarian political magazine. She was in Washington, DC.
- Rachel Lu is a senior contributor at The Federalist in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Michael Swan is Associate Editor at the Catholic Register based in Toronto. But today he was in New York.
This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins and Sarah Grant.
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