Former Communist spy: KGB created Catholic liberation theology

The respected Catholic News Agency has published an interview with Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former general in Romania’s secret police who was one of the Eastern Bloc’s highest-ranking defectors in the 1970s. In it, he says that Soviet Union – and the KGB in particular – created liberation theology, the quasi-Marxist movement that flourished in Latin America from the 1960s to the 1990s and is still a powerful influence on the Catholic Left.

The interview provides fresh evidence of the infiltration of liberation theology by Russia – a subject Catholic liberals would much rather not discuss, just as they don’t want to know about the heavy Soviet investment in CND.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Holy crap!
    Justin St Denis and I were just mentioning this in another thread!
    Before I read on, it’s the Jesuits, isn’t it?

    Ok, now let’s see if my prediction is true.

  • ontario john

    Leftist theology and influence has taken over all aspects of Western democracies. I was watching the ceremonies in Holland this morning on tv. As we recognize the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers during WW2 this weekend, the liberal media makes fun or ridicules our military. The Toronto Star today has an editorial cartoon declaring Cdn. soldiers want babes, and of course Mallick yesterday called our servicemen uncivilized. Then we have the flood of muslims coming in every year who hate our values and traditions. I am attending service at my Baptist church this morning where the theme is honouring veterans from the war. Meanwhile the mainline liberal churches will be proclaiming global warming, and leftist causes.

    • k1962

      It’s a mental illness that has taken hold. The only good thing is that the liberal churches’ membership is declining. May it continue.

  • Well, that makes sense.

  • MannieP

    It doesn’t surprise me. That’s what the KGB was always good at. Look at how they defeated us in Vietnam.

  • ellake

    In Poland, during communist era, some publications which were called “catholic” were in reality paid and sponsored by communists. Everybody knew it, There were even some “priests” who really were communists spies in curia.
    So this “revelation” is quite probably true.

  • andycanuck

    So the defence from the Left over this is that the Liberationists were useful idiots funded by Moscow and not literally run from Moscow. That sounds so much better.

  • Dana Garcia

    More poison propagated via the destructive government in the Vatican.

  • If one has read “Mitrokhin’s Archive”, it mentions how the KGB et al were terrified of Saint John Paul II.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    From day 1, liberation theology reeked of communism, at least to me.

  • When I was in the KGB, I created Pectoral Theology. And now I am unleashing it on the masses.

  • BillyHW

    Leftists are the tools of Satan.