Who could ever think that our Pope is a Communist?
Calling Pope Francis a communist is flat out wrong, according to one of his top advisors.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, tapped by the pontiff to head the Vatican’s super-dicastery on integral human develop, said Tuesday that every time he goes to the United States, the pope’s social agenda is misinterpreted as adopting either a socialist or communist approach to the economy.
Speaking to journalists present at a May 14 briefing on the upcoming “Economy of Francesco” event set to take place in Assisi in March 2020, Turkson recalled how after receiving the Charlemagne prize in 2016, Francis was asked what type of economy he preferred.
In response, the pope said he was in favor of “the social economy” – an answer Turkson said was misinterpreted from the beginning, and which continues to be.
A social economy “is not to be confused with the socialist economy,” he said, explaining that “this is a problem we often find in the United States when we go to present the message of the Holy Father. Many accuse him of being socialist or communist.”
Go here to read the rest. Turkson was the driving force in 2011 behind the Vatican paper: Towards reforming the international financial and monetary systems in the context of global public authority.
Go here to read all about that exercise in Bomfoggery. PopeWatch actually agrees with the Cardinal that the Pope is not a Communist. The Pope is far too chaotic a thinker to embrace an iron maiden ideology like Communism. Instead he is a Leftist, who hates capitalism and who looks to the State to provide economic well being and with the force to impose common wisdom of the Leftist chattering classes of the West on a recalcitrant world. PopeWatch would actually prefer it if the Pope were a Communist, PopeWatch assuming that he would be more amenable to argument, facts and simple reality. The Pope instead displays a resistance to any and all facts that contradict such prized agendas of his as global warming, mass immigration of Muslims into Europe and his unceasing calls for ever more regulation of the economies of the West. The Pope hews to his political agenda with a fervor that one wishes he applied to the teachings of the Church he purports to lead.