Topics

Evo Morales

In Bolivia, Pope Francis warns against discarding the weak

In Bolivia, Pope Francis warns against discarding the weak

Speaking about the poor among the poor, Pope Francis on Thursday urged hundreds of thousands of worshipers gathered in the Bolivian lowlands to avoid a culture that would "discard" those people deemed less productive. And speaking later to a group of indigenous people and peasants, he made a remarkable demand for structural economic change and added an apology for the colonial-era atrocities committed “in the name of God.” “I wish to be clear, as was St. John Paul II,” the pope said. “I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of...

Loading
84°