Bernie Sanders extols ‘moral economy’ in Vatican speech

Bernie-Sanders-extols-moral-economy-in-Vatican-speechROME, Vatican City, April 15 (UPI) — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders arrived at the Vatican on Friday, delivering a speech underscoring his core message that America needs to build a “moral economy.”

The overnight trip comes hours after he and his rival Hillary Clinton engaged in an often-hostile debate Thursday night, and just days ahead of the crucial New York primary.

“The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great economic issue of our time, the great political issue of our time, and the great moral issue of our time,” Sanders told the Pontifical Academy on Social Sciences conference. “It is an issue that we must confront in my nation and across the world.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.