Pope calls for ‘globalization of hope,’ warns against temptations of materialism during South American tour

by Francis X. Rocca

Pope Francis greets a child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia—Pope Francis issued a broadside against the global economic system, denouncing a structure based on worship of money, blaming it for inequality, military conflict and environmental degradation.

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