Pope for the poor

Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

We've all heard it, and maybe even thought it, before: Why doesn't the church sell of all its riches and give the proceeds to the poor?

Now many who share this idea are gathering on Facebook. Alberto Juesas Escudero of Spain started an online petition on Facebook calling on the Vatican to sell its treasure and buy food for Africa, Zenit reports (I couldn't find the petition myself). More than 40,000 people have joined him.