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In other news, Pope Francis has conservative politicians and pundits in a tizzy over his continuing diatribe against the super-rich "elite" in the world, urging the 1% to share their extreme wealth to benefit others.

In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses laid bare by the global financial crisis.

"'I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it,' Pope Francis said in the message read at the opening ceremony by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice. 'The growth of equality demands something more than economic growth, even though it presupposes it. It demands first of all ...a transcendent vision of the person,'" he said in the message.

"It also calls for decisions, mechanisms and processes directed to a better distribution of wealth, the creation of sources of employment and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality."

Gee, what a refreshing contrast to the big-haired Bible-thumpers in this part of the world. The Rapture Right evangelicals that preach the prosperity gospel and con their followers into mailing in their grocery money to ensure God's blessings. Reminds us of the selling of indulgences, one of the sparks that fueled the Protestant Reformation centuries ago and inspired Martin Luther to break from the Catholic Church.

Is it time for a reformation of the Protestant Church? How ironic if Pope Francis' message resulted in a return to Catholicism, 500+ years later.

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