Pope’s post-COVID encyclical envisions a less populist, less capitalist world
By Joshua J. McElwee
National Catholic Reporter
October 4, 2020
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VATICAN CITY — Laying out a comprehensive vision for how the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis imagines societies that are more caring, more focused on helping those in need and fundamentally less attached to the principles of market capitalism.
In a lengthy and wide-ranging encyclical letter released Oct. 4, the pontiff says the continuing global health crisis makes it “all the more urgent that we rethink our styles of life.”