Pope: I knew good Marxists; label doesn’t hurt me

Pope Francis is shrugging off the “Marxist” label that some ultra-conservatives might apply to him because he frets that economic growth doesn’t always help the poor.

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is shrugging off the “Marxist” label that some ultra-conservatives might apply to him because he frets that economic growth doesn’t always help the poor.

In an interview with Italian daily La Stampa published on Sunday, Francis is quoted as saying: “Marxist ideology is wrong.” But the Argentina-born pontiff added he has “known many Marxists who were good persons, and that’s why I don’t feel offended” by the label.

Full article: Pope: I knew good Marxists; label doesn’t hurt me (Toronto Star)

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