Pope Francis Criticizes Capitalism, Recommends Communist Policy Against Private Property

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Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes solidarity and working for the common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources. Pope Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, which is a defining feature of communism. Francis falsely blamed the loss of millions of jobs on the virus, but the economy was destroyed by governments forcing lockdowns and shutting down businesses.

Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs.

Francis on Sunday laid out his vision for a post-COVID world by uniting the core elements of his social teachings into a new encyclical aimed at inspiring a revived sense of the human family. “Fratelli Tutti” (Brothers All) was released on the feast day of his namesake, the peace-loving St. Francis of Assisi.

The document draws its inspiration from the teachings of St. Francis and the pope’s previous preaching on the injustices of the global economy and its destruction of the planet and pairs them with his call for greater human solidarity to confront the “dark clouds over a closed world.”

In the encyclical, Francis rejected even the Catholic Church’s own doctrine justifying war as a means of legitimate defense, saying it had been too broadly applied over the centuries and was no longer viable.

“It is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war,’” Francis wrote in the most controversial new element of the encyclical.

Francis had started writing the encyclical, the third of his pontificate, before the coronavirus struck and its bleak diagnosis of a human family falling apart goes far beyond the problems posed by the outbreak. He said the pandemic, however, had confirmed his belief that current political and economic institutions must be reformed to address the legitimate needs of the people most harmed by the coronavirus.

“Aside from the differing ways that various countries responded to the crisis, their inability to work together became quite evident,” Francis wrote. “Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality.”

He cited the grave loss of millions of jobs as a result of the virus as evidence of the need for politicians to listen to popular movements, unions and marginalized groups and to craft more just social and economic policies.

“The fragility of world systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” he wrote. “It is imperative to have a proactive economic policy directed at ‘promoting an economy that favours productive diversity and business creativity’ and makes it possible for jobs to be created, and not cut.”

He denounced populist politics that seek to demonize and isolate, and called for a “culture of encounter” that promotes dialogue, solidarity and a sincere effort at working for the common good.

As an outgrowth of that, Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, stressing instead the “social purpose” and the common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources. He repeated his criticism of the “perverse” global economic system, which he said consistently keeps the poor on the margins while enriching the few — an argument he made most fully in his 2015 landmark environmental encyclical “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be).

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Bill Goode
Bill Goode
17 days ago

Pope Francis obviously no longer represents Catholicism, nor Christianity as a whole. Pope Francis is now Chinese. I hope the Italian people will rise up against this traitor to the Christian world.

Ed
Ed
17 days ago

It’s a tough time to be a Catholic. Maybe that is because the “Poap” ain’t Italian or Polish.

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bootstrap
17 days ago

Seriously folks. Who is surprised to learn that an extreme authoritarian supports extreme forms of authoritarianism? Seriously! Anyone surprised?

Angelica
Angelica
17 days ago

Yep the illuminati subverted the papacy. The Pope is likely something evil to do with the end times.

Ian
Ian
16 days ago

Just another useful idiot.

brewstout
brewstout
15 days ago

Great! We can move in to the lavish Vatican compound now! LOL

Mari
Mari
15 days ago

The Pope can start giving away all of the riches the Catholic church stole from many countries. The churches are loaded with gold stolen from South America.
Any finances the pope has should also be given away where he is penniless.

Arno Gunther
Arno Gunther
13 days ago

This Pope resembles more to a pirate parrot than a catholic leader.