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Time to consider universal basic wage, Pope tells popular movements

April 13, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “My hope is that governments understand that technocratic paradigms (whether state-centered or market-driven) are not enough to address this crisis or the other great problems affecting humankind,” Pope Francis said in an Easter Sunday letter to the World Meeting of Popular Movements (Spanish-language link). “I hope that this time of danger will free us from operating on automatic pilot, shake our sleepy consciences and allow a humanist and ecological conversion that puts an end to the idolatry of money and places human life and dignity at the center.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 13, 2020 10:27 AM ET USA

    Phew! I thought I'd miss it. But the Catholic pope did manage to invoke the name of God at the very end, in the last paragraph. Too bad the name of Jesus did not seem fitting in a message to community organizers on Easter Sunday. We have a lot of praying to do.