Pope Francis has called tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' before telling a conference at the Vatican the 'rich world can and must end poverty'.
'Today’s structures of sin include repeated tax cuts for the richest people, often justified in the name of investment and development,' Francis told the meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.
'We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis in the face of injustice,' he later added.
Pope Francis speaks at a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity, at the Vatican yesterday.
'We must be conscious of all being responsible,' said Francis, who has made inequality a central theme of his papacy.
'People who are poor in indebted countries suffer from strong fiscal pressure and the cutting of social services,' Francis added.
Francis can be seen arriving at the conference hosted by the Vatican at the Vatican yesterday. »