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Pope laments food waste, calls for solidarity with needy

May 20, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis warned members of the European Food Banks Federation that “at times, good initiatives guided by the best intentions can get frustrated by extended bureaucracy, excessive administrative costs, or become forms of welfare that do not lead to authentic development.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 20, 2019 9:38 AM ET USA

    I stand solidly with Pope Francis' call for less wasted food and more temporal support for the materially impoverished. In defending the Pope's "social economy" 6 days ago, C. Turkson referred to an "intolerable reductionism." Francis is a liberation theologian, which typically equates to socialist/communist in political outlook (lower-case "c"). Objections to liberation theology from the "Americans" focus on Christ. He came to liberate us from sin, but not necessarily from material poverty.