Posts Tagged ‘Populism’

Pope urges politics rooted in service; attending to local concerns

Monday, April 19th, 2021

A politics that takes the people’s path and is rooted in service and local concerns is the best antidote to populism, Pope Francis says. In a speech to an online conference, he opened up about his thinking on how to combat populist trends. Francis’s vision is for a “popularism” that focuses on “finding the means Read more

Concern at populist leaders ‘hijacking’ religion

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Vatican Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is worried about the way populist leaders are “hijacking” religion. They are doing this by sowing division and exploiting the anger of those who feel excluded, he says. The Filipino prelate (pictured), who is the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, aired his concerns – and some Read more

Today’s populism mirrors WW2 ideologies, warns pope

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Pope Francis has issued a stark warning about the dangers of populism in today’s world. Speaking off script to staff and members of a Jesuit magazine “Aggiornamenti Sociali” (“Social Updates”), Francis said ignoring the reality lived by men and women today has caused a resurgence of old ideologies that inevitably do more harm than good. Read more

Political far right campaigner says Pope Francis is the enemy

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Political far right campaigner Steve Bannon, who is Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has attacked Pope Francis over his anti-populism stance. Ramping up his message ahead of the European elections, Bannon said Francis should stay out of politics. “He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician. This is the problem,” Bannon – Read more

Youth warned against populist ideologies

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Pope Francis warned youth attending the synod in Rome not to be taken in by populist ideologies that exclude others. Populisms that make us see the other, the foreigner, as evil, as an enemy to be pushed away are to be avoided he said. “Today populisms are fashionable, which have nothing to do with the Read more