Do people think the Pope lives a life of poverty?
A Catholic friend said the Pope lives a life of poverty because “he has no money of his own.” This blew my mind as I intuitively believe all he has to do is snap his fingers and he can get a ride or flight anywhere (although this would cause quite a stir) and a phone call brings him anything to eat that he wants. The Vatican is covered in marble floors, columns, works of art and combined with the above I don’t call it poverty. I call people shivering in cardboard boxes who beg on the streets poor; not the Pope. What is your view?
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