POPE FRANCIS: IT IS THE POLITICS!

  • Emilce Cuda Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Abstract

This article will try to establish a relationship between economy and religion based on the speech of the new Latin American Pontiff, Pope Francis, for whom the problem of global crisis should not be sought in the economy but in politics. The pontiff believes that the economy should be subordinated to the politics
and not the other way around. Trying to find a solution to the global political and economic crisis involves investigating the theological causes that sustain structural poverty. Francisco, as a new prophet in times of capitalism, relying on the documents of the Latin American archbishops, denounces that the lack of
work that originates this system originates a culture of death. Political theology can unmask false gods that support this system, and proclaim the importance of a poor working people who must be treated with dignity.

Author Biography

Emilce Cuda, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Doctor in Theology by the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina from Buenos Aires. She has also pursued studies in Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires and in Political Science at Northwestern University, Chicago. She is a research professor in the field of theology and politics: Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche, University of Buenos Aires and Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. She is a member of the international strategic committees for Latin America at the IPSA (International Political Science Association) and of CTEWC (Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church).

Keywords: politics, economy, poor people, culture, Pope Francis

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Published
2017-04-01
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