Pope Francis Pushes Communism: ‘For the Good of All’
Head of Catholic Church demands end to private-owned property, trickle-down economy
In a new letter to Roman Catholic leaders, Pope Francis is pushing for communist policies to be adopted on a global scale "for the good of all."
The head of the Catholic Church is advocating for the redistribution of wealth and an end to the public's "natural right" to own private property.
Francis denounced trickle-down economics, private property, and demanded that the wealthy "administer [their wealth] for the good of all" to bring "greater justice and inclusiveness in the world."
The pope ironed out his demands in an 86-page papal encyclical — which is "the most authoritative form of papal writing," according to Reuters.
The pontiff argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has proved the failure of free-market economics, such as the "trickle-down" theory.
"There were those who would have had us believe that freedom of the market was sufficient to keep everything secure," Francis wrote.
Francis denounced "this dogma of neo-liberal faith" that resorts to "the magic theories of 'spillover' or 'trickle' ... as the only solution to societal problems."
A good economic policy, he said, "makes it possible for jobs to be created and not cut."
The 2007-2008 financial crisis was a missed opportunity for change, instead producing "increased freedom for the truly powerful, who always find a way to escape unscathed."
Society must confront "the destructive effects of the empire of money."
The pope also advocated the redistribution of wealth and denounced the absolute right of private property.
"The right to private property can only be considered a secondary natural right, derived from the principle of the universal destination of created goods," Francis said.
The wealthy should "administer [their wealth] for the good of all," Francis wrote.
The pope also said he believes "that if one person lacks what is necessary to live with dignity, it is because another person is detaining it."
However, Francis claimed he was "certainly not proposing an authoritarian and abstract universalism."
This is not the first time Francis has knocked free-market economics, according to The Blaze.
Shortly after ascending to the papacy in 2013, Francis knocked trickle-down economics for allegedly sowing inequality.
"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world," Francis said at the time, the Washington Post reported.
"This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system," Francis added.