PARIS: Pope Francis on Thursday called on the world to reject the “idolatry of money”, claiming that greed was driving societies to ruin.
Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience at St Peter’s square on October 14, 2015 at the Vatican. Pope Francis apologised on behalf of the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have recently shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican. The Vatican has been the focus of several controversies including the coming out of a gay priest and the leak of a controversial letter, while the pontiff himself ended up in the headlines for a gaffe which helped oust Rome’s mayor. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO