Pope Francis said he knew a lot of "good" Marxists but was no communist himself, following criticism of his diatribes against unfettered capitalism from conservative commentators in the United States.
"Marxist ideology is wrong. But in my life I have met a lot of Marxists who are good people, so I do not feel offended," Francis said in an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa published on Sunday.
He said his condemnations of the inequality caused by the current global economic system were not intended to be an expert analysis and were only a reiteration of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
I was reading an artical In a daily newspaper yesterday and I was surprised to read the comments by nearly everyone totally adoring him like he was some sort of mini saviour ???? Just gos to prove that those without the I dwelling holy spirit are totally rudderless in terms of judgement.