From his palace at the Vatican, Pope Benedict warned bishops of an ongoing “new colonialism” that exports capitalist materialism—what he called “toxic spiritual rubbish”—to the African continent.
Pope Benedict has warned that a form of colonialism continues to blight Africa.
Opening a three-week synod of African bishops, he said political colonialism was over.
But he said the developed world continued to export materialism - which he called “toxic spiritual rubbish” - to the continent.
Roman Catholic bishops have called on corrupt Catholic leaders in Africa to repent or resign for giving the continent and the Church a bad name. Read Post
(Photo: Pope Benedict at his Wednesday audience, 28 Jan 2009/Tony Gentile) The Vatican published today the official text of an unprecedented letter Pope Benedict has sent to Roman Catholic bishops around the world explaining his rea... Read Post