Rich Catholics Threaten Pope Francis — Because He Frightens Them

PopeIf anyone wonders whether Pope Francis has irritated wealthy conservatives with his courage and idealism, the latest outburst from Kenneth Langone left little doubt. Sounding both aggressive and whiny, the billionaire investor warned that he and his overprivileged friends might withhold their millions from church and charity unless the pontiff stops preaching against the excesses and cruelty of unleashed capitalism.

According to Langone, such criticism from the Holy See could ultimately hurt the sensitive feelings of the rich so badly that they become “incapable of feeling compassion for the poor.”

http://www.alternet.org/belief/rich-catholics-threaten-pope-francis-because-he-frightens-them

[ Re-Posted from AlterNet.Org | By Joe Conason ]

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