Pope’s quotes: Transforming man

A quote from Pope Francis:

“I believe that this is the strongest moment for anthropological reductionism. What is happening to humanity at the moment is what happens when wine becomes brandy. It passes through a phase of distillation, in organizational terms. It is no longer wine, but it is something else: perhaps more useful, more qualified, but it is not wine! For mankind is the same: man passes through this transformational phase and ends up — and I am serious — losing his humanity and becoming a tool of the system, a social and economic system, a system where imbalance reigns. When mankind loses his humanity, what happens to us?”

— Address to participants in international seminar on Evangelii Gaudium, Casina Pio IV, Vatican, July 13, 2014

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