In a recent interview, Pope Francis commented on the parallels between his social critique and Leninism.
He compared Christianity to communism, and commented that in recent years, communism had stolen “Christianity’s flag.”
“I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel,” he said, citing Biblical passages about the need to help the poor, the sick and the needy.
“Communists say that all this is communism. Sure, twenty centuries later. So when they speak, one can say to them: ‘but then you are Christian’,” he said, laughing.
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