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Pope Francis: Bible demands caring for the ‘poorest and most excluded’

Pope Francis condemned the growing disparity of wealth on Friday. Speaking to a group of United Nations agency leaders, the Pope said the Bible demands an economic system that cares for the “poorest and most excluded.” He asked the leaders to resist participating in an economy of exclusion and to strive to have “a real impact on the structural causes of poverty and hunger.” The Pontiff’s remarks came just as the Congress is considering President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage, and Paul Ryan’s budget that decimates every program that offers assistance to the poor…..