First, the Vatican is wealthy. Let the Catholic Church loan money to the poor or to middle class in poor regions to start businesses or expand businesses. Impersonal banks cannot provide the continuing pastoral care, help, counseling, and advice to help people succeed that a Catholic Opportunity Fund could provide. Naturally, Catholics can steer funds to businesses that will hire those who need jobs on fair terms and behave morally.
Second, lack of education or practical skills (vocational) training is one of the greatest causes of poverty. No institution has done more than the Catholic Church to improve education. But this priority has been forgotten, it seems. The United States spends more money for each student than any other country, and receives very bad results. In the past in the U.S.A., non-Catholics often sent their children to Catholic schools to ensure a good, quality future for their children. But proven techniques are being discarded for the latest experimental fantasies. In some cases, training on practical skills is more important. Jesus of course, was a carpenter.
The Media is so stupid in regards to commen sense and history.
Francis is "Peter the Roman"shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
By succumbing to the socialist tide, the RCC has proven itself to be nothing more than another worthless human institution.
There is nothing holy or special about it.