Pope warns of ‘new colonialism’

| 04/10/2009

(BBC): Pope Benedict has warned that a form of colonialism continues to blight Africa. Opening a three-week synod of African bishops, he said political colonialism was over. But he said the developed world continued to export materialism – which he called "toxic spiritual rubbish" – to the continent. Almost 200 bishops from 53 African states have gathered to discuss how the Catholic Church can help resolve the continent’s social injustices and wars. The pope said Africa also suffered increasing religious fundamentalism, in the form of religious groups which "act on behalf of God" but "teach intolerance and violence".

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  1. Joe Average says:

    This is rich.  The Pope condeming colonialism?  The Vatican against materialism?

    Yeah right.