A Spanish cardinal warned Catholics that their country is on the verge of a communist revival.
Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia said the election of the coalition government in November had created a situation “more critical” than had been initially thought or believed.
“Marxist communism, which seemed destroyed with the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been reborn and is certain to govern Spain,” said Cardinal Canizares, vice president of the Spanish bishops’ conference.
“The sense of democracy is substituted for the imposition of a single way of thinking and by authoritarianism and absolutism incompatible with democracy,” he said.
In a letter posted on 11th January on the diocesan website, the cardinal said it almost felt like Spain was copying the faults of socialist governments of Latin America, such as Venezuela.
“With much pain, I have to tell you and warn you that I have perceived an attempt to make Spain stop being Spain,” he said.
Picture: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gestures at a news conference after the first Cabinet meeting at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on 14th January 2020. (CNS photo/Jon Nazca, Reuters).