The article makes hilarious reading:
He began writing [the letter] two years ago but has had to amend it considerably.
I get writer's block myself sometimes, but two years seems a bit excessive for a letter. When he got stuck, he should have put in an anecdote about the neighbours' dog or something. That's what I do.
The Pope told a group of priests in Rome at the beginning of the year that he did not want to give simplistic answers to complex questions concerning the world economy.
Yeah, right. He has the answers, he just doesn't want to tell anyone, because they wouldn't understand. Perhaps we aren't holy enough to hear the secrets that will save us from disaster, or our hats aren't pointy enough or something. It sounds more plausible when you consider that he has the secret to preventing AIDS but not only doesn't tell anyone, but uses his organisation to actively spread lies to encourage the spread of AIDS.
But he will single out human greed and selfishness as the root causes of the economic crisis.
Of course, human greed and selfishness is the root cause of economic booms as well, but I didn't notice him complaining then.
Why on Earth does this ridiculous old man believe he has anything to contribute?