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placeholder June 23, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
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Pope Francis' reflections

Corruption 'sin at fingertips' of powerful
"Corrupt politicians, corrupt businessmen, and corrupt church leaders — they're everywhere. … Corruption is precisely the sin that is at your fingertips. ... It is a sin that is close at hand" and easy to succumb to. "Those who pay are the hospitals without medicines, the sick who get no care, children without an education." … the poor and the marginalized are "the martyrs of corruption" those who end up paying the price for the politicians, financiers and church officials who abuse their power.

Pope Francis at Mass June 16; via Catholic News Service


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