Why do the Poor Exist?

atkins-bookshelf-quotations“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.”

Spoken by Dom Helder Pessoa Camara (1909-1999), Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil from 1964 to 1985. In 1973, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2015, the Vatican initiated the canonization process for Camara.

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This I Believe: Good Can be as Communicable as Evil
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