On his talk show today (November 27, 2013), popular commentator Rush Limbaugh admitted being "befuddled" by the harsh words about "unfettered capitalism" released this week by Pope Francis, the Raw Story website reports.
Noting that he is not Catholic -- but he has made several visits to the Vatican, which "couldn't exist without tons of money" -- Limbaugh said he admired the religion and its new pope. During the past several weeks, the pope has emphasized Christ's teaching that poor people be assisted by rich people, in order to help alleviate their predicament.
But the new pronouncement, the pope's latest Evangelli Gadium -- or Joy of the Gospel -- was a surprisingly frontal attack on capitalism, with Francis calling it a form of tyranny.
This didn't sit well with Limbaugh, who said: "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope."