This Economy Kills

This Economy Kills

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This Economy Kills explores Pope Francis's reflections on capitalism and how harmful he believes it is to people who are working class, disabled, women or members of large families.

While some accuse the pope of being a Marxist, the two authors—widely respected Vatican journalists—argue otherwise. They delve deep into Francis’ views, talking about his commitment to equality and belief in the sanctity of life. Probing and eminently readable, this book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the economy of Western culture and how it creates systems of inequality. It also includes the full text of a chapter-long interview the authors did with Pope Francis. While some excerpts of that interview have been published, this will be its first appearance in full in English.

Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., served the Jesuits as novice master, lecturer, provincial, confessor, and spiritual director before Pope John Paul II named him Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He was elected to the papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the first pope from the Americas and the first pope to choose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Andrea Tornielli writes for the Italian daily newspaper La Stampa and edits the website Vatican Insider. He has authored several books, including Francis: Pope of a New World.

Giacomo Galeazzi also writes for La Stampa, covering Vatican news and the Vatican Insider website