While the newest Archbishop of Rome has hardly painted himself as a big fan of international finance, Pope Francis really outdid himself with the criticism of global capitalism during a little address in Bolivia yesterday.
“Human beings and nature must not be at the service of money. Let us say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules, rather than service. That economy kills. That economy excludes. That economy destroys Mother Earth.”
But homeboy wasn't even finished. He clearly felt that to make his point, he would have to invoke Lucifer... and feces.
“And behind all this pain, death and destruction there is the stench of what Basil of Caesarea, one of the church’s first theologians, called ‘the dung of the devil.’ An unfettered pursuit of money rules. That is the dung of the devil.”
So enjoy that position on Greek debt you're holding, bond traders. His Holiness hopes that it tastes delicious.