Pope Francis Film Promotes Tolerance but Flawed Thinking on Poverty

As I sat watching the documentary Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, I kept thinking Pope Francis would have trouble navigating my senior seminars on social entrepreneurship. Even though the social problems—entrenched poverty, environmental degradation, empowering marginalized populations—and the passion to solve them is there, the Pope’s central message of redistributing existing wealth to the poor is too simplistic to be effective or practical. Billions of men, women, and children will remain in poverty as a result.
As a documentary film, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word does quite a bit well even though it’s written and produced to

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