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Pope warns Japan’s faithful against ‘frenetic pursuit of productivity and consumerism’

November 26, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “The Lord is not telling us that basic necessities like food and clothing are unimportant. Rather, he invites us to re-evaluate our daily decisions and not to become trapped or isolated in the pursuit of success at any cost, including the cost of our very lives,” Pope Francis preached at a Mass at the Tokyo Dome on November 25 (video, missal). “Worldly attitudes that look only to one’s own profit or gain in this world, and a selfishness that pursues only individual happiness, in reality leave us profoundly unhappy and enslaved, and hinder the authentic development of a truly harmonious and humane society.”

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