Pope Francis Promotes Communism: 'Sharing Ownership Is Pure Christianity'
Head of the Catholic Church encourages flock to embrace communist ideals
Pope Francis has called on his flock to embrace communism, insisting that radical communist ideals such as "sharing ownership" are actually "pure Christianity."
The pope made the calls while recently holding mass at a church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia in the center of Rome.
During his homily, Francis, real name Jorge Mario Bergoglio, told his flock that “sharing ownership is not communism but is pure Christianity.”
However, "shared ownership" is the definition of communism.
Francis was speaking at the celebration where a group of prison inmates was also present as well as some so-called ”refugees” from the Middle East.
During the Mass, Francis cited Acts 4:32 to push his point about communism.
"All the believers were one in heart and mind," the pope said.
"No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”
In a statement that promotes communism, the pontiff stated to a rather puzzled congregation that sharing ownership should not be frowned upon as it “is pure Christianity.”
American Magazine picked up on the Pope’s homily, recording his remarks as:
And that is what the disciples did: receiving mercy, they in turn became merciful.
We see this in the first reading.
The Acts of the Apostles relate that “no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common” (4:32).
This is not communism, but pure Christianity.
It is all the more surprising when we think that those were the same disciples who had earlier argued about prizes and rewards, and about who was the greatest among them (cf. Mt 10:37; Lk 22:24).
Now they share everything; they are “of one heart and soul”” (Acts 4:32).
This is now the first time the pope has promoted communism, however.
As Neon Nettle reported in October, Pope Francis sent a letter to Roman Catholic leaders pushing for communist policies to be adopted on a global scale "for the good of all."
The pope 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 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.