Pope In Santa Marta: The ‘Disease Of Consumerism’ Goes Against Generosity

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Pope Francis is urging Catholics to be generous and avoid the disease of consumerism.

The Holy Father saying it’s good to give away extra things at home.

“How many pairs of shoes do I have? One, two, three, four, 15, 20… Each of us can say. Maybe too many… I knew a monsignor who had 40. But if you have many pairs of shoes, give away half. How many clothes do I not use or use only once a year? This is one way to be generous, to give what we have, and to share,” said The Holy Father.

Francis added that being charitable helps open up the heart.