Lead by example, start with selling all your gold and ancient artefacts first.
That said, even if the Pope did in fact demand the selling of all the Vatican’s holdings, it doesn’t address the key issue, that being, theft by the state. What he’s (the Pope) advocating is the coercion of the individual through the instrument of government, in the stealing of private wealth and then handing it over to others (who have done nothing to earn, let alone deserve it) who end up comprising the constituency of whatever party pursuing the policy.
POPE DEMANDS ‘LEGITIMATE REDISTRIBUTION’ OF WEALTH
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.
Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week.
Latin America’s first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity, though his predecessors have voiced similar concerns.
On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote a “worldwide ethical mobilization” of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity.
He said a more equal form of economic progress can be had through “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.”
Francis voiced a similar message to the World Economic Forum in January and in his apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.” That document, which denounced trickle-down economic theories as unproven and naive, provoked accusations in the U.S. that he was a Marxist.