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Poverty caused by inequality not shortage, says cardinal from Myanmar

January 27, 2016

Speaking at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, called for a worldwide drive to eliminate poverty.

"The poor and the rich are there, not because we do not have the natural resources, not because there is not enough food, but because of poor distribution," the cardinal said.

Cardinal Bo said that all religious institutions should work in cooperation with governments to "set up a system that we have sharing with all the other people."

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jan. 27, 2016 7:45 PM ET USA

    *Sigh* I don't know how many times this platitude with its associated nonsense is uttered. Yes, there is a distribution problem but why distribute goods to countries whose regimes confiscate them to keep the population poor? Unfortunately, these are legion. At least he acks that there is enough food. It is telling that he didn't call on the feckless UN to "help".