‘Social mortgage’ and Agrarian reform: one more surprise on “Social Doctrine” by Francis – he really likes to misquote John Paul II

In other parts of this study (see here and here), we have already analyzed four (distorted) references of Pope John Paul II made by Francis in the text Laudato si’.

Now we will examine a different text of the Polish pontiff, this time extracted from the Encyclical Solicitudo rei socialis, no. 33, which figures, once again, in the famous number 93 of Laudato Si’:

[Saint John Paul II] forcefully reaffirmed this teaching, stating that ‘a type of development which did not respect and promote human rights – personal and social, economic and political, including the rights of nations and of peoples – would not be really worthy of man’ (Encyclical Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 33). (Laudato Si’, 93) Read on…..

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