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Pope Francis Opens His Door To French Glossy Magazine

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Paris Match, Oct. 15, 2015

In an exclusive interview with glossy French magazine Paris Match conducted at his modest apartment in the Vatican, Pope Francis bemoaned greed and the "idolatry of money" that's driving the world to ruin.

The magazine, whose covers more commonly feature celebrities and royals, was invited to the Casa Santa Marta, a building adjacent to St. Peter's Basilica that the Argentinian pontiff made both his home upon his election in 2013.

In addition to warning about the dangers of capitalism, the pope tackled several other key issues during the interview, such as the environment and war. "Let's not forget the hypocrisy of world powers who talk about peace but sell arms under the table," he said.

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