Pope’s Communist Mentor

“The ‘boss’ to whom Pope Francis referred is Esther Ballestrino de Careaga. He has described her as a ‘Paraguayan woman’ and a ‘fervent communist.’ He considers her one of his most important mentors.” George Neumayr

“Pope Francis happily received from a Latin American despot [Evo Morales] the ‘gift’ of a crucifix shaped in the form of a Marxist hammer and sickle.” Ibid

Pope Francis’s Communist Mentor

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Esther_BallestrinoAfter Pope Francis early in his papacy decried capitalism as “trickle-down economics” — a polemical phrase coined by the left during the Reagan years that Francis frequently borrows — radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh commented, “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope.” Talk show host Michael Savage called him “Lenin’s pope.” Pope Francis took such comments as a compliment. “I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended,” he told the Italian press.



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