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Pope Francis implicitly rebukes policies of Santa Cruz, California
Selected quotes from the Vatican's description of the new mission statement released by Pope Francis.
Vatican City, 26 November 2013 (VIS)
The Pope urges care for the weakest members of society: “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned” and migrants, for whom the Pope exhorts “a generous openness”.
“As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved … no solution will be found for this world’s problems”.
He adds an admonition: “Any Church community”, if it believes it can forget about the poor, runs the risk of “breaking down”.