Pope Francis says ideology ‘falsifies the Gospel’

April 29, 2013

All ideological interpretations of Christianity falsify the Gospel by looking at it purely through the intellect, without regard to love or beauty, Pope Francis said April 19.

The pope spoke at morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives.

“When ideology enters into the Church, when ideology enters into our understanding of the Gospel, we understand nothing,” he said.

“Every ideological interpretation, wherever it comes from – from one side or the other – is a falsification of the Gospel.”