Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on March 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
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April 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders will speak about the “idolatry of money” during his trip to the Vatican next week, he says.

The Vermont senator revealed his plans in an interview with the Guardian, while also praising Pope Francis for supporting economic justice.

“What the Pope has been clear about is linking the issue of morality with the global economy and making the point that you can’t have a moral economy when so many people are living in poverty,” Sanders told the paper. “He has raised the issue more than any other person on the planet and I am very proud to be with him in the Vatican.”

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Sanders will be in the Vatican for a conference on April 15. It has not yet been determined whether he will have a private meeting with Pope Francis.

Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@time.com.

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