Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Cliff Kincaid0
Pope Francis endorses Liberation Theology
Marx, Engels, and Pope
A cartoon sketched by Hachfeld published in the daily German Neues Deustchland (New Germany), organ of the Socialist Party of Germany, which governed Communist East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall and is still around. Source: http://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A603-Gutierrez.htm
Tradition in Action reports:
On November 22, 2014, at the end of an audience granted to the participants of the IV National Missionary Congress of Italy, Pope Bergoglio warmly greeted Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, considered the father of Liberation Theology, above.
Francis had already received Gutierrez in September 2013, but in a private audience without photos. Now, the papal endorsement of that communist theology becomes unrestrained and overt. We can note the joy manifested by Francis in the encounter, expressing his adhesion to the ideas of Gutierrez.
National Catholic Reporter: Some observers of the Catholic theological scene are saying that a personal meeting between Pope Francis and Dominican Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez could mark a thaw in decades of frosty relations between the church’s hierarchy and liberation theologians.