Pope Francis Warns Against ‘Invasion’ of Libertarianism

In workshop titled ‘But Who Will Build the Roads?” Pope Francis addresses libertarianism:

“Libertarianism, he continued, is an ‘antisocial’ radicalization of individualism, which ‘leads to the conclusion that everyone has the right to extend himself as far as his abilities allow him even at the cost of the exclusion and marginalization of the more vulnerable majority.’

According to this mentality, all relationships that create ties must be eliminated, the Pope suggested, ‘since they would limit freedom.’ In this way, only by living independently of others, of the common good, and even God himself, can a person be free, he said.”

Pope Francis Warns Against ‘Invasion’ of Libertarians

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER “I cannot fail to speak of the grave risks associated with the invasion of the positions of libertarian individualism at high strata of culture and in school and university education,” the Pope said in an message sent to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences meeting in the Vatican and subsequently shared with Breitbart News.