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Now It Is The Turn Of Marx To Sneak Into Vatican
It is a fact that Global Recession has overwhelmed all of us. But it is surprising that it has shaken Vatican also. Recently, there has been a paradigmatic shift in the Vatican's stand that has questioned the efficacy of capitalism.
The Pope had recently expressed his displeasure on how capitalism had become rudderless in tackling inequality. He said the Church could help in restoring justice for the weak by regulating the markets.
Surprisingly, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, which has the stamp of approval from the Holy See, feels that Marx was right in criticizing the social alienation suffered by majority of humanity. The newspaper goes on with the panegyric declaration that Marx's work is still relevant as more and more humans want to bridge their needs with opportunities, though they are not available. The newspaper asks the question: "If money as such does not multiply on its own, how are we to explain the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few?" and declares that Marx rightly explains the issue of inequality in income in capitalist societies.
Probably, the Vatican have been surprising people for the last few years by treading the unusual path. Last year, the statue of Galileo, who remained prosecuted by the Church for centuries for his theory of the Earth's rotation around the Sun, was erected in the Vatican. A few months back, Darwin's theory of evolution has been declared as compatible with the Church's faith. Even Oscar Wilde, who was hounded for his homosexuality, was praised by this newspaper.