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Pope Francis arrives in Chile, honors 'bishop of poor'

Pope Francis arrived here in the Chilean capital Monday evening to start a weeklong swing through Chile and Peru in which he is expected to highlight the plight of indigenous peoples, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the precarious status of immigrants and the poor.

Paul Prather

Christianity says: Sell all you own and give it to the poor. Sound like communism?

I remember reading years ago about the fall of a bishop, I think it was. Apparently, this respected bishop had been excommunicated, or at least removed from his post in disgrace. His sin? He’d displayed a fondness for making money and accumulating wealth. Makes you wonder how we got from there to the contemporary prosperity gospel, in which God wants every Christian to wear a Rolex, drive a Cadillac and become a political power-broker.

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In the years since 1982, when Mother Teresa established her order’s first rural convent at Jenkins in Eastern Kentucky, the Missionaries of Charity have carried on her work of serving the poor, the sick and the aging in the mountain community. Mother Teresa is to be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church Sunday.
Chris Ware cware@herald-leader.com
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