Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered at Casa Santa Marta for his homily conveyed that removing freedom, erasing memory, indoctrinating young people are the three indicators of cultural and ideological colonization throughout the ages. His Holiness Pope Francis asked the faithful to look what happens to the people of God every time there is a new dictatorship on Earth that is a cultural or ideological colonization and urged them to think without taking names, to what the dictatorships of the last century did in Europe and the indoctrination in schools that have arisen.

As reported by en.radiovaticana.va, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “Freedom is taken away, history, people’s memory is deconstructed and an educational system is imposed on young people. Everyone: Everyone does this. Even with kid gloves on, so: I know a country, a nation that asks for a loan (and the answer is) “I will give you loan, but (in return) you, in your schools have to teach this, and this, and this.” Further, His Holiness added, “Books that have erased all that God has created and how He has created it, they erase the differences, eliminate history: from today you have to start thinking in this way. Those who do not think like this are cast aside, even persecuted.”

His Holiness pointed out Europe as a nation where those who opposed genocidal dictatorships were persecuted, were threatened, deprived of freedom. Holy Father concluded his homily by exhorting the faithful to preserve memory, the memory of salvation, the memory of God’s people, that memory that strengthened the faith of a people persecuted by ideological-cultural colonization.