Saturday, July 11, 2015

Evo Evokes Again Liberation Theology at Francis Meeting

Bolivian President Confuses Pope by Handing Him Famous Symbol of Anti-Religious Ideology

by Ben Mathis-Lilley and Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo - Slate

The pope seems briefly confused, likely because the hammer and sickle is the iconic symbol of Soviet Communism, an anti-religious ideology of which Francis' predecessor John Paul II was a famous opponent

In fact, Francis appears to respond initially to the item by saying "That is not okay." (In Spanish: "No está bien eso." The pope is a native of Argentina.)

Morales handing Pope cross 
resembling hammer and sickle

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