Pope says he’ll read critiques of his economic thought before U.S. trip

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July 13, 2015

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion, Paraguay, to Rome July 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-US July 13, 2015.

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion, Paraguay, to Rome July 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PARAGUAY (CNS) — Before arriving in the United States in September, Pope Francis said, he will study American criticisms of his critiques of the global economy and finance.

“I have heard that some criticisms were made in the United States — I’ve heard that — but I have not read them and have not had time to study them well,” the pope told reporters traveling with him from Paraguay back to Rome July 12.

“If I have not dialogued with the person who made the criticism,” he said, “I don’t have the right” to comment on what the person is saying.

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