A quote from Pope Francis:
"I am indignant, and it upsets me when people come to baptize a child, and they bring someone as a godfather who is told, 'But you did not get married in church, you can't be a godfather, because marriage, getting married in church is important.' And then they bring you another who is a crook, who exploits people, a trafficker in children, but a 'good Catholic,' who gives alms to the Church. … 'Ah yes, you can be a godfather!' We have turned values upside down! The economy today, the way the world is organized, is immoral."
-- Visit with the community of Villa Nazareth, June 20, 2016
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