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Francis said that if he speaks for a fairer world, “some people think the Pope is communist”

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:47 UTC
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“The love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church” and this does not respond to ideology “The love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church” and this does not respond to ideology

True to his unorthodox style, Francis said some people think he is a “communist” Pope given his constant pledge for a fairer world. The head of the Catholic Church made the statements during the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Rome, attended also by President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

 “Land, work, housing; it is strange but if I talk about this for some the Pope is a communist,” Francis said highlighting that instead “the love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church.”

The meeting, the pontiff added, responds not to an “ideology”.

“You don’t work with ideas; you work with realities (…). You have your feet in the mud and the hands in the flesh. You smell to neighborhood, to people, to struggle! We want your voice to be heard which, in general, it is heard (only) a bit,” the Argentine pope told the attendants to the gathering.

The successor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI accused the “hypocrites” who address the “scandal of poverty promoting strategies of contention that only calm and turn the poor into domesticated and harmless persons.”

“You feel that the poor are no longer waiting and want to be protagonists; they organize themselves, study, work, protest and above all they practice that so special solidarity that exists among those who suffer, among the poor and that our civilization seems to have forgotten.”

Pope Francis, who shared out among the people attending the meeting rosaries made by craftsmen and popular economy workers from Latin America, renewed his calls for work and land for those in need.

“Let’s say together from our heart: No family without a home! No peasant without land! No worker without rights! No person without dignity that work gives.”

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  • ChrisR

    I would not say the Pope is a communist.

    Deluded, yes; wanting to help mankind, yes; doomed by his own cardinals for trying to make the RCC more transparent and rooting out the kiddie fiddlers in dresses, yes.

    In reality one of the better Popes in recent years, I hope he does succeed.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 12:33 pm 0
  • Hernán

    Communist? IS NEITHER RIGHT OR LEFT

    FRANCISCO, IS SIMPLY, ARGENTINO:

    MORE ARGENTINO THAN THE DULCE DE LECHE

    PORTEÑO, AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FLORES

    MIDDLE CLASS AND DESCENDING OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS AS MOST OF US

    FAN OF SAN LORENZO (CHAMPION OF AMERICA)

    PERONIST (NO ONE IS PERFECT, lollllll)

    SPOKEN HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE (CASTILIAN NAPOLITANIZADO) FRONT OF MILLIONS OF CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL

    DEFENDER OF “ LA PATRIA GRANDE” AND THEORY OF LIBERATION

    TRAVELING IN COLECTIVO WHEN WAS THE ARGENTINE CHURCH LEADER

    LATELY, CFK FRIEND (THE FIRST MIRACLE OF FRANCISCO!!!!!!! lollll)

    MEETS WITH THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND (REAL, NO JOKE): OF COURSE DID NOT MENTION TO MALVINAS (FOR DIPLOMACY), BUT WE SURE THAT MALVINAS, WERE IN YOUR MIND, PERMANENTLY.

    WANTED REORGANISING THE OLD TRADITIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH AND VATICAN BANK REFORM.

    In his words: “A CHURCH FOR ALL” AND “YOUNG PEOPLE OUT TO DO ”LIO“”.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 08:58 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2

    The origin of DULCE DE LECHE is uncertain other than it came from SA.

    So PROVE your claim, independently of 'I know' / 'I was told', etc. PROOF!

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:07 pm 0
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