Catholic and Libertarian? Pope’s Top Adviser Says They’re Incompatible

“Taking direct aim at libertarian policies promoted by many American conservatives, the Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis’ top advisers said Tuesday (June 3) that today’s free market system is ‘a new idol’ that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor,” David Gibson reports for Religion News Service. Cardinal Maradiaga spoke unequivocally about free market systems at a conference on libertarianism and Catholicism. He quoted Pope Francis: “This economy kills.”

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