CNSNews: Pope Francis: ‘Taxation Is a Sign of Legality and Justice. It Must Favor the Redistribution of Wealth’

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By CNSNews Staff, January 31, 2022

( – Pope Francis spoke to workers from the Italian government’s tax collection agency on Monday and told them that taxation “must favor the redistribution of wealth.”

The Italian text of the pope’s speech has been posted on the Vatican website and was translated into English for this story using Google Translate.

“As is often said, in fact, the taxman is seen as a ‘putting their hands in their pockets’ to people,” said the pope. “In reality, taxation is a sign of legality and justice. It must favor the redistribution of wealth, protecting the dignity of the poor and the least, who always risk being crushed by the powerful. …

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