Pope’s quotes: Cast-offs

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Today, the phenomenon of exploitation and oppression assumes a new dimension, a graphical and hard edge of social injustice: those that cannot be integrated, the marginalized, are discarded, ‘cast-offs.’ This is the throwaway culture. … This happens when the center of an economic system is the god of money and not humanity, the human person. At the center of every social or economic system there must be the person, the image of God, created as the denominator of the universe. When humanity is displaced and supplanted by money, this disruption of values occurs.”

— Meeting with participants in World Meeting of Popular Movements, Oct. 28, 2014

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