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The Vatican’s forthcoming statement on liberation theology will reject the idea of revolutionary violence as a means of social reform, but it will call for the church to seek an end to all forms of political and economic repression, a summary of the statement said. The summary was sent to Roman Catholic bishops worldwide in advance of the Vatican’s formal release of the statement. Liberation theology, stressed by some priests in Latin America, often incorporates Marxism into efforts for social justice. However, the summary says the church rejects the “myth of revolution” based on the conviction “that the demolition of an unjust system is sufficient to make society more human.”


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