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In one of his strongest-worded homilies since he was elected in March, the Argentinean pontiff said Christians who lead “a double life” by giving money to the Church while stealing from the state are sinners who deserve to be punished. The Pope described people engaged in corruption as “whitewashed tombs”, explaining that “they appear beautiful from the outside, but inside they are full of dead bones and putrefaction.” A life based on corruption is “varnished putrefaction”, the Pope said.
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On Friday he had strong words for Catholics who grow wealthy from graft and use tainted money to shower their children with gifts and send them to expensive schools.
“Those who take kickbacks have lost their dignity and give their children dirty bread”, he said. Corruption was as much of an addiction as taking drugs — “We might start with a small bribe, but it’s like a drug,” he said. He prayed “that the Lord may change the hearts of those who worship the kickback god”.
The middle class are suffering from an abomination inflicted upon them by whom?

Is the world going down the toilet or is it just the USA?

It is my sincere hope that Pope Francis has food tasters or he may have a short reign.

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