Pope Francis rebukes Rush Limbaugh and conservative critics

Pope Francis, Rush Limbaugh

Pope Francis has rebuked Rush Limbaugh and other right wing critics who accused him of being a Marxist or “spouting Marxism.”

In an interview with Italy’s La Stampa newspaper, Pope Francis defended his remarks: “Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.” He added, “There is nothing in the exhortation that cannot be found in the social doctrine of the church.”

The Pope expanded on his critique of “trickle-down” economics, noting that “The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor.”

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