VATICAN city, 5 Dec – RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. Pope Francis criticized the state of Affairs in the modern world in which vast sums were spent on bailing out banks while in fact it is not means for saving the ordinary people in distress, particularly migrants.
“Who rules the world? Money. As a rule? With the whip of fear, inequality, economic, social, cultural and military violence, which generates more violence,” he said on Saturday evening, the Pontiff, speaking in the Vatican to participants in the Third world meeting of popular movements ending in Rome.
“What’s going on in today’s world, when there is a Bank failure? Immediately appear a scandalous amount to save him. But when it comes to the bankruptcy of humanity, is practically not even a thousandth part of these funds to rescue the suffering brethren. So the Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard, and not only of the Mediterranean sea. There are many cemeteries have walls, stained with innocent blood,” — said the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis called “a disgrace” the current situation currently there are around mass migration of people from Africa and the Middle East to Europe. According to him, this acute problem generated by the “unjust socio-political system and wars”, for which occurrence of the current refugees have nothing, but they are experiencing great suffering.
Europe is experiencing the most serious since the Second world war the migration crisis in the first place, next to armed conflicts and acute economic problems in Africa and the Middle East. According to the International organization for migration (IOM), with the beginning of the year to Europe by sea have already arrived over 328 thousand refugees, and more than 4220 people have died or gone missing when trying to cross the Mediterranean sea.
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