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Pope Francis criticized the "ideological exploitation" of the Catholic Church in an interview with the press in his country of birth.
Pope Franciscommented in an interview on Friday with Terram, the Argentine national news agency. Questions and discussions took place in Spanish, the native language of Pope Francis.
When asking about the Pope's decade of service at the Holy See and his legacy, the interviewer touched on the roots of Pope Francis in Argentina and how his Latin American background was in his reign. I asked if it affected.
The Department of Divinities appreciated the history of thechurch in South Americaand its proximity to its unique people.
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Pope Francis walks with his aide, Leonardo Sapienza of Monsignor, to the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. I was helped when I was there. Vatican June 1, 2022.(AP Photo / Gregorio Borgia, File)
"Latin American churches have a long history of being close to people, first in Medellín, Next we will consider the Bishops' Meeting in Puebla, Santo Domingo , Aparecida, who were always in dialogue with God's people, "said Pope Francisco. "And it really helped. It's a really popular church. It's the church of God's people."
But the Pope said that the South American church gave people. We made a distinction between the proximity and the political corruption of the church.
"It changed when people couldn't express themselves and became a trail boss church led by an idyllic agent," the Pope said. "People began to express themselves more and more about their religion, and they became the protagonists of their story."
Pope Francisco was inspired by Marxism to "liberation." He specifically mentioned the theology of Latin America, a Latin American socio-religious movement that fused the communist belief system with theCatholic Church.
Pope Francis arrives in a wheelchair, 2022 5 May 5 Nun and religious boss at Paul VI Hall in Vatican.(AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino, file)
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"There was an attempt to ideologicalize, such as the use of Marxists, a concept in the theological analysis of liberation. It is ideological. The path of exploitation and liberation, for example, theof a popular Latin American church, but there are differences between people and the Pope, "said the Pope.
Contrary to the Christian message, the Pope criticized both unrestricted capitalism and communism and walked a long and difficult line between politics and Catholic theology.
His sympathy for South American left-wing populist groups led to criticism of Marxist beliefs.
Pope Francis celebrates Urbi et Orbi's Christmas Day The main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on December 25, 2021. (AP Photo / Gregorio Borgia)
Cardinal Joseph Zen, Hong Kong anti-communist arrested by the Chinese Communist Partyactivist} Is a devout supporter of Pope Francis, but openly wondered if the Pope would consider the Communists a "good man."
"Francisco is from South America, and he may sympathize with the Communists because they are good men who collude with the rich to protect the poor from the oppression of the junta," Zen said. I guessed. "He has no direct experience of a communist of power, a oppressor of the people."
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The Pope has been on record for decades against liberation theology,Church theology And criticized the fusion of politics.
"After the collapse of'Real Socialism', these thought streams were in turmoil," the Pope wrote at the beginning of a 2005 book on Latin American churches. New creativity, they survived by inertia, even today, even if some people anachronistically want to propose it again.