“When I give food to the poor, I am considered a saint. But when I ask why they are poor, I am called a communist."
- Hélder Pessoa Câmara, the Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, serving from 1964 to 1985 during the military regime of the country. He was an advocate of liberation theology, and is remembered for the above aphorism.
Quoted in the Financial Times on June 20, 2015, "A rock-star Pope puts his faith in science" by David Gardner