Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, pope condemns ‘virus’ of consumerism

FILE PHOTO: People walk through the King of Prussia mall, one of the largest retail malls in the U.S., on Black Friday, a day that kicks off the holiday shopping season, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to resist the excesses of consumerism in the period leading up to Christmas, calling it a virus that attacks faith and offends the needy. “When you live for things, things are never enough, greed grows, other people become obstacles in a race,” he said in […]

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