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Sanders: Pope Francis Is a Socialist Like Me

posted on February 23, 2016

At Religion News Service, David Gibson reports that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders believes that Pope Francis is a socialist like himself. Although Sanders often praises the pontiff’s position on many social issues, Francis himself has avoided using the label. “[W]hat it means to be a socialist, in the sense of what the pope is talking about, what I’m talking about, is to say that we have got to do our best and live our lives in a way that alleviates human suffering, that does not accelerate the disparities of income and wealth,” Sanders said in an interview with the Catholic network Salt and Light.

Read at Religion News Service