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Cardinal says Italy is seeing a surge of ‘new poor’ amid the pandemic

An Italian cardinal said Tuesday the country is seeing a surge of “new poor” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and... Read more

Street outside a bank in Naples, Italy.

Italian bishop condemns mafia usury as ‘new slavery’ for families 

Bishop Giovanni D’Alise of the southern Diocese of Caserta issued the warning following reports that some parents had been forced... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle, now the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, at a Holy See press briefing, Oct. 9, 2015.

Cardinal urges that amid coronavirus the poor be released from 'tomb' of loans, debt

The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for the wealthy, and wealthy countries, to forgive the debt of poor persons and... Read more

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight... Read more