- Sep 30, 2020
European and American nationalists attending a conference Tuesday in Rome cheered Brexit, warned of left-wing “totalitarianism” and waxed nostalgic about St. John Paul II’s papacy and the “glorious revolution” that brought down communism.
Ignoring the reality lived by men and women today has caused a resurgence of old ideologies, such as populism, that inevitably do more harm than good, Pope Francis said.
Matteo Salvini’s blatant brandishing of Catholic symbols has gone down as one of the most significant exchanges of his successful bid to topple Conte’s 14-month-old government, which collapsed Tuesday after Salvini’s League party withdrew its support.
In a forward he penned for a new book dedicated to the so-called “popular movements” prominent in South America, Pope Francis said the groups are an alternative to the populist wave spreading through much of global society.
There’s a natural tendency for people everywhere to assume that when the pope speaks, he must be talking about them.