Pope Warns Africans of Materialistic 'New Colonialism'
From his palace at the Vatican, Pope Benedict warned bishops of an ongoing “new colonialism” that exports capitalist materialism — what he called “toxic spiritual rubbish” — to the African continent.
Pope Benedict has warned that a form of colonialism continues to blight Africa.
Opening a three-week synod of African bishops, he said political colonialism was over.
But he said the developed world continued to export materialism – which he called “toxic spiritual rubbish” – to the continent.
Almost 200 bishops from 53 African states have gathered to discuss how the Catholic Church can help resolve the continent’s social injustices and wars.