On June 17, 2021, Pope Francis participated in the 109th meeting of the International Labor Conference, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The International Labor Conference establishes and adopts international labor standards and is a forum for discussion of key social and labor issues. The Pope addressed the international trade union through a video and said that our world is going through an “extensive challenge” at this “crucial moment in social and economic history.” 
Pope Francis highlighted that during this “persistent crisis” we must exercise “special care” to secure the “common good.” This, according to Francis, means avoiding “consumerism” and “nationalism.”  Then the Pope made the following astonishing statement on property rights and the universal distribution of goods:
“But in any case, these capacities of entrepreneurs, which are a gift from God, should be clearly oriented towards the development of other people and overcoming poverty, especially through the creation of diversified sources of work. Always, together with the right to private property, (Fratelli tutti , b. 123). Sometimes, when we speak of private property, we forget that it is a secondary right, that it depends on this primary right, which is the universal destination (distribution) of goods.” 
Private property is a universal fundamental right. The fact that Pope Francis is a Marxist and a globalist is no reason for him to impose his views on the world. If private property is a secondary right, then the protection of property would not be enshrined in God’s moral law: “Thou shalt not steal” (Exodus 20:15) and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s” (Exodus 20:17).
Private property is absolutely necessary for personal freedom. In fact, the Constitution of the United States protects private property in the Fifth Amendment when we are told that no one will be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” 
Pope Francis’ words on this subject must be understood in the context of how Marxist revolutionaries have used wealth redistribution to justify the theft, looting, ruin and death of millions of people. Pope Francis is echoing the same sentiments of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Today we have Karl Marx dressed in papal garb sitting in St. Peter’s throne and he wants to redistribute OUR wealth and OUR private property.
Why doesn’t Pope Francis give away all the wealth and property that Rome possesses? There is great wealth within the Catholic Church, including priceless works of art, vast amounts of real estate around the world, gold, cash reserves, major shares of stock in global companies, and, of course, Vatican City. If the Pope is sincere, he would start by giving all of that to the poor and the homeless before lecturing us.
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