Ellen Brown: A Franciscan Alternative: the People’s Pope and a People’s Bank?

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Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown

A Franciscan Alternative: the People’s Pope and a People’s Bank?

EXTRACT

Pope Francis’ June 2015 encyclical is called “Praised Be,” a title based on an ancient song attributed to St. Francis. Most papal encyclicals are addressed only to Roman Catholics, but this one is addressed to the world. And while its main focus is considered to be climate change, its 184 pages cover much more than that. Among other sweeping reforms, it calls for a radical overhaul of the banking system.