"Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," the pope wrote. "Such an economy kills."
A prime quote from the Pope in the first lengthy writing of his papacy — also known as an "apostolic exhortation" — Francis says such economic theories naively rely on the goodness of those in charge and create a "tyranny" of the markets.
Pope Francis has released a sharply worded take on capitalism and the world's treatment of its poor, criticizing "trickle-down" economic policies in no uncertain terms.
Pope Francis Denounces Trickledown Economics, a WaPo article, summarizes the apostolic exhortation.
Three cheers for Pope Francis for this pro-life stance! I agree completely, as does Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. To be truly pro-life you must care for the weak to help them live healthy, secure lives.