The Pope Francisco participated in the II World meeting of social movements in Santa Cruz, an event that is not organized by the Vatican, but the Pope attended as part of their visit to Bolivia. The Pope’s message was clear: a shift to inclusive globalization is required, is necessary to eradicate the forms of colonialism and let the idolatry of money.
The Pontiff asked that there is a just and solidarity, economy of Christian inspiration. However, clarified: “do not expect a recipe of this Pope. Neither the Pope nor the Church have the monopoly of the interpretation of social reality”.
He also apologised for the offenses of the Church and for the crimes against indigenous peoples in the so-called conquest of America.
“We say no to an economy of exclusion and inequity where money reigns instead of serving. That economy kills”, she said.
The Pope insisted on three points, the ‘three TS': land, shelter and work.
President Evo Morales took part in the meeting as a social leader, not as a representative of the country. Francisco made his speech longer 22 in the South American tour, a total of seven folios. It was the speech of closing the event.
The meeting is attended by 1,500 indigenous peoples, peasants and members of other social groups.
The need for change
In his speech, Francisco said that the current economic system “will not hold, not peasants, workers endure it… nor the Earth”, said Francisco, reiterating his message against social exclusion governed by the interests of the money.
“The globalization of hope to replace the globalization of exclusion and indifference”, he said.
“I have found that there is a yearning for change among all peoples of the world,” he said, and added that “any hope a change that free them from that individualist sadness that enslaves”.
Francisco criticised the current system: “behind both pain and destruction smell the stench… manure from the devil”.
“When the capital becomes Idol… it ruins the society, it becomes slave to the man.”
“Not be shrink!”
For the Pontiff, a change is necessary. “The most humble, the exploited… can and do a lot. The future of humanity is in your hands”.
“The most humble, the exploited… can and do a lot. The future of humanity is in your hands”.
Dialogue is essential for the pontiff: “we need to establish the culture of the meeting. “Neither concepts nor ideas love love people”.
“It is essential for peoples to build a human alternative to exclusionary globalization,” he said.
According to Francis, the economy should not be a mechanism of accumulation and “good living is not the same that have fun”.
“We say ‘no’ to colonialism”
The Pope said that still exist factors which undermine human development and forms of colonialism.
“The monopolistic concentration of media is ideological colonialism,” he said.
“Old and new colonialism begets violence and misery”, he claimed.
Sorry for the conquest
The Pope recalled that they had been “committed sins against the originiarios peoples of America in the name of God”.
And apologized: “Apologize for the offenses of the Church and for the crimes against indigenous peoples in the conquest of America”.
The Pope concluded his speech by asking to pray for him, but “if one can not pray, respectfully ask to send me good vibes”.