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

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.

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“When you live for things, things are never enough, greed grows, other people become obstacles in a race,” he said in the homily of a Mass, decrying that in many places in the world today “consumerism reigns supreme.”

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The pope said “consumerism is a virus that corrodes faith” because it makes people forget “the brother who knocks at your door”.

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He urged people to “resist the blinding lights of consumerism, which will shine everywhere this month” leading up to Christmas.

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