I know that people are happy that someone of such international stature as the Pope is saying this, but really? Read the statement:
He said: ‘Today it is evident that Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality. In this way we can no longer respond and build a society. New models must be found with patience and in a constructive way.’
Does this not implicitly state that Marxist ideology used to correspond to reality? Is this Il Papa throwing a theological bone to those priests to have been teaching liberation theology in Central and South America for more than half a century?
Or, does he believe that it is only now, after almost a century of applied Marxism, that we can call the experiment complete?
Of course, if we want new models on how societies could be constructed, we could look at that book–what was it called again? But I suppose that would not qualify as a source for new models, seeing that it is thousands of years old.