Pope Francis, emerging as the foremost moral leader of the Christian World, attacked runaway graft in many places around the world even as he prepares to visit Kenya.
In a series of tweets, the Pope, who has already rejected a lavish state dinner that was to be hosted by President Uhuru, called corruption a ‘cancer on society’.
The Pope also warned against primitive accumulation, cautioning that ”vanity not only distances us from God, it makes us look ridiculous”.
Pope Francis has also called on leaders to develop a new model of economic development ‘with a human face’ so that no one is left behind.
Corruption is a cancer on society.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 20, 2015
Vanity not only distances us from God: it makes us look ridiculous.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 31, 2015
Economic development needs to have a human face, so that no one will be excluded.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 24, 2015