Pope blames workplace accidents on capitalist greed

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Reuters UK

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Monday blamed accidents at work on excessive profit-seeking and the “idolatry of the market,” in a fresh swipe at unbridled capitalism that has led some right-wing critics to paint him as a far-left radical. His remarks came two weeks after five railway maintenance workers were killed by a passing train in the northern Italian town of Brandizzo. The accident has been linked to a suspected breach of health and safety regulations. “Tragedies (in the workplace) begin when the focus is no longer on man, but on productivity, and man turns into a production machine,”…

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