Now, the Pope condemns the virus of consumerism

VATICAN CITY: on Sunday he urged people to resist excesses in the period before Christmas, calling it an attack on faith and offending those in need.

When you live for things, things are never enough, greed grows, other people become obstacles in a race, he said in the homily of a Mass, denouncing that in many places of the world today consumerism reigns supremely.

Francis spoke between the two biggest shopping days of the year in rich countries like the United States: Black Friday and. Online sales in the United States reached $ 7.4 billion on Friday, almost 20% more than last year.

The Pope said that consumerism is a virus that corrodes faith because it makes people forget the brother who knocks on your door. He urged people to resist the blinding lights of consumerism, which will shine everywhere this month before Christmas.