"Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.
— Pope Francis
the Pope addressed US Congress to “eliminate new global forms of slavery born of grave injustices which can be overcome only through new policies and new forms of social consensus.”
The Pope’s words echoed supporters of Basic Income, a new policy that would eliminate poverty by providing every citizen an unconditional minimum income, enough to cover the basics — food, shelter, etc.
Here are just a handful of many quotes from the Pope’s speech to the US Congress
"Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security…"-----Pope Francis