The pope advocated “working so that the culture of the common good grows and so that the universal destination of goods is taken seriously.”
January 31, 2022 – 09 :39 AM m.
Pope stated today that paying taxes is sometimes interpreted as “putting your hand in your pocket” but that in reality “is a sign of legality and justice” and “of redistribution of wealth”. In a speech to a delegation from the Italian Tax Administration Agency Francisco stated that paying taxes allows “to protect the dignity of the poor, who always run the risk of being crushed by the powerful.”
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Francisco confirmed that the work of the Treasury “seems ungrateful in the eyes of a society that places private property as an absolute and does not subordinates to the style of communion and sharing for the good of all”.
“The scourge of evasion is answered with the simple rectitude of many taxpayers, and this is a model of social justice,” he added. He also asked Treasury employees for “transparency” because this makes “
people more motivated to pay taxes, especially if the collection contributes to overcoming inequalities
, to make investments for more employment, to guarantee good health and education for all, and to create infrastructures that facilitate social life and the economy”.