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Pope: corrupt gains should not be given to the Church

Catholic World News - November 11, 2013

In his homily at a morning Mass on November 11 in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis said that people who obtain money dishonestly cannot wash away their sin by contributing to the Church.

Denouncing corrupt practices for the 2nd time in less than a week, the Pope said that those who take government money by fraud are stealing from the poor and giving scandal. Dishonest profits cannot be turned into charitable offerings, he said, because “where there is deceit, the Spirit of God cannot be.”

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