Pope Francis says. "Oh, how I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor!”
Yes, this is an age-old issue. If we were to take it absolutely seriously, then the Vatican would have to sell all it has and give it to the poor - which wouldn't make a dent in the world poverty-level in the final analysis.
Our parishes in the West contribute very much to the UGCC in Ukraine and to Ukraine in general. I would like to see the oligarchs there contribute proportionately in the same vein, including the president.
Surely you are not a bleeding-heart liberal crying over how much money is spent on beautifying God's Houses while the money should have been given to the poor?
We have churches here which are closing and the land and buildings are being sold. So there is money, and lots of it, that can be given to help Ukraine aplenty.
But I really do believe you have shifted your original comments, which were ambiguous at best, onto something else. Either way, you've no argument. Besides, the pope said what he said while surrounded in a quite lavish Vatican context. Secular people who care not a wit about offending Rome would say much worse about anyone talking about a "church for the poor" from the Vatican palace.