Bernie Sanders posted the following message on his Facebook page to sum up what Pope Francis is trying to convey to Congress and the World:
Pope Francis is not just asking us to alleviate poverty and move toward a more equitable distribution of wealth and income. Nor is he simply requesting that we act boldly to combat climate change and save the planet.
He is asking us to create a new form of society where the economy works for all, and not just the wealthy and the powerful. He is asking us to become a different kind of person, where our happiness and well-being comes from serving others and being part of the human community – not by spending our lives accumulating more and more wealth and power while oppressing others.