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General Audience of Pope Francis on 24 January 2024

Catechesis. The vices and virtues.

5.Greed

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

We continue the catecheses on vices and virtues and today we talk aboutavarice, that is, that form of attachment to money that prevents man from generosity.

It is not a sin that only concerns people who have large assets, but a transversal vice, which often has nothing to do with the current account balance. It's a heart disease, not your wallet.

The analyzes that the desert fathers carried out on this evil highlighted how greed could also take hold of monks who, after having renounced enormous inheritances, in the solitude of their cell had become attached to objects of little value: they did not lend them , they did not share them, much less were they Read more…

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