In order to understand the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, we have to analyze the strategic roots of this Pope, a shepherd who lived his life with the smell of the sheep. Only if we recognize the “great enemy” we can fully understand all the Papal “No’s” of the Encyclical: no to an economy of exclusion, no to the new idolatry of money, no to a financial system which rules rather than serves, and no to the inequality which spawns violence. We believe that Pope Francis, with his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, has updated most of the Franciscan reflections on the role of economy in the world.
"Evangelii Gaudium: A European Perspective,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol2/iss2/7
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