Pope Francis linked war and capitalism together in remarks made to La Vanguardia in June 2014. Creative Commons image by Catholic Church England and Wales

The Economist accuses Pope Francis of ‘following Lenin’

VATICAN CITY (RNS) “By positing a link between capitalism and war, (Pope Francis) seems to be taking an ultra-radical line: one that consciously or unconsciously follows Vladimir Lenin in his diagnosis of capitalism and imperialism as the main reason why world war broke out a century ago,” the financial magazine says.