Fox Business attacks Pope Francis for making "authoritarian socialism ... part of Catholic doctrine"

Fox Business attacks Pope Francis for making "authoritarian socialism ... part of Catholic doctrine"

Stuart Varney: Pope Francis' denunciation of offshore tax havens suggests "we now believe that authoritarian socialism is part of Catholic doctrine"

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From the May 18 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): I've got two problems with this. Number one, this document approved personally by the Pope, is part -- it came from the Catholic doctrine, (comma) the Vatican's office for Catholic doctrine. Do we now believe that authoritarian socialism is part of Catholic doctrine? I've got a problem with that. Number two, I don't want to see politics. When I go to church on a Sunday, and I'm a believer, I go -- I don't want to hear politics from the pulpit. I just don't want to hear it. So I'm like, save my soul, not my vote. 

ELIZABETH MACDONALD (FOX BUSINESS STOCKS EDITOR): And what did Jesus say, "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's," right?

ASHLEY WEBSTER (FOX BUSINESS): But you know, isn't the church all about money?

Related:

Associated Press: Vatican denounces offshore tax havens as harming the poor

Previously:

Fox panel panics over public disapproval of Trump's tax law: "Socialism is back, socialism is now acceptable"

Fox's Varney attacks Pope Francis' comments on inequality as "neo-socialism"

Fox & Friends blames "the victim mentality" for opposition to massive Wall Street CEO bonuses

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Economy, Taxes
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Fox Business
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Stuart Varney, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ashley Webster, Pope Francis
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Varney & Co.
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