In an historic and turn-about for contemporary religion, the Pope has lent his support for more equality, attacking unfettered capitalism and the awful inequality of wealth in society.
See the story here. One hundred years ago, when inequality was at the same disproportion, there was a huge movement to make society more equal. It led to the income tax in 1916.
Today a similar movement is gaining ground. The $15 an hour minimum wage law in Seatac, WA, passed last month, is one example.
What the Pope has done is to allow people of faith to support greater equality of wealth. The church, both Protestant and Catholic, has ignored or even praised inequality of wealth. Now the Pope has made a huge turn-about for the church, injecting a moral imperative in the fight for more equality. Thank you Pope Francis.