The Pope Hails Communism for Focus on 'Poor' and 'Marginalized'
Pope Francis embraces a woman during a Jubilee audience with people socially excluded in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 11, 2016. | Photo: Reuters
Asked if his pursuit and for a more egalitarian society meant he envisioned a “Marxist type of society,” the pontiff quipped "it is the communists who think like Christians.”
The pontiff made the statement just days after hosting the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements in Rome — a gathering of activists, trade unionists, Indigenous and environmentalist groups from over 60 countries — and shortly before the U.S. elected Donald Trump as president.