“The left restarts from the Pope”. Bellocchio da Fiorello, Bergoglio the only hope of progressives

“The left restarts from the Pope”.  Bellocchio da Fiorello, Bergoglio the only hope of progressives

The left starts again from the Pope. The ruler of the Church, of secular power, “of the opium of the people” has become, according to many chic radical intellectuals, the new bulwark to be exposed to regain votes and credibility. An assessment that, in addition to merit, highlights the scarcity of the current ruling class of the Democratic Party, light years away from those who live in housing developments and have difficulty reconciling lunch with dinner.

“I would like Pope Francis to see my film because he is a progressive Pope, very open”. Marco Bellocchio, fresh from the success achieved in Cannes with his latest film “Kidnapped”, called live by Fiorello in his morning program “Viva Rai2!”, explains the reasons for his appeal to the Pope. “It is a film in which the Church in those distant times made a rather risky, not to say violent choice: to kidnap a child from a Jewish family – underlines the well-known director of Fiorello – I would also like to have such an open dialogue with the Pope, he speaks always bridges and not walls, charity, love of neighbor, mercy. He is more progressive than the very progressives who look up to him. When we talk about the left, the Pope’s thinking is more left-wing thinking”.

The film “Kidnapped” tells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish boy separated from his family by order of the Vatican Inquisition to make him a Christian. “I wrote him a very simple letter – continues Bellocchio – Dear Pope Francis, I would be very happy if you could see my film, so far I have not received a response”. Fiorello, at this point, like the true showman that he is, mocks and stings. “But you will see that he will answer you. I hope he doesn’t go on Discovery too.” A statement of esteem and political closeness that should make dem executives and Elly Schlein in particular reflect.

Source: IL Tempo