U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a meeting on “social justice” at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in Rome on Friday. More interestingly, Sanders spent the night in the Vatican guesthouse where the pope lives.
He met with Pope Francis on Saturday morning and thanked the pope for his pronouncements on the need for morality in the global economy and statements in defense of the environment. The pope thanked the senator for coming to the meeting and speaking about the “moral economy”. Pope Francis has made to secret of the fact that he considers capitalism as immoral.
Since both Sanders and the pope are socialists, their message concerning the economy is the same.