Pope Francis has warned against the rise of populist leaders like Adolf Hitler.
When asked if he worries about the rise of populism in the United States and Europe – he said people should not repeat the same mistakes as in the 1930s – when they turned to ‘saviours’ to resolve economic and political crises only to end up at war.
‘Crises provoke fear – alarm.
In my opinion the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933’ the Pope said.
‘A people that was immersed in a crisis – that looked for its identity until this charismatic leader came and promised to give their identity back and he gave them a distorted identity and we all know what happened’.