“Pope Francis's critique of free-market economics has made him an icon for the Left and prompted claims that he is a communist. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics has called capitalism a source of inequality at best - and at worst a killer. Is the Pope, as his critics claim, a red radical?”
“Pope Frances has also said that unemployment is ‘the result of a worldwide choice, of an economic system that led to this tragedy, an economic system that has at its centre a false God, a false God called money’.” That sounds right, but, unfortunately, he calls for more of it – the utopian redistribution of wealth by governments.
“He will soon publish an encyclical expected to deal with climate change, and a priest who has been briefed on the contents told us ‘If some people think that he's a Marxist (now), wait and see what he says on the environment!’”