Is the Pope Catholic?
According to Ezra Levant: no.
Reacting to Pope Francis' encyclical call for action on climate change, the former oil lobbyist and Sun TV host accused the head of the Roman Catholic Church of "replacing Catholic theology with the superstitious cult of green extremism" and insinuated he was inspired by a "mass-murdering Marxist" in a video posted to the Rebel Media YouTube channel Sunday.
WATCH: 5 ways Ezra Levant reacted to Pope Francis' climate change encyclical:
Levant goes on to insinuate the Pope's call for a "cultural revolution" is inspired by "mass-murdering Marxist" dictator Mao Zedong's own cultural revolution in the 1960s, in which the former Chairman of Communist China "razed everything" and "arrested or killed any intellectual who had a wrong thought."
"Surely that phrase couldn't have been chosen by accident," Levant says. "I don't think it's a coincidence."
In fact, Levant is correct: it isn't a coincidence because the Pope did not quote Mao Zedong.
The quote Levant points to appears to have more to do with "science and technology" and the relationship between "human beings and material objects" than it has to do with a genocidal purge of those holding "wrong thought."
Levant goes on to suggest the leader of the Catholic Church is:
an elitist who lives in a "golden palace" (in fact, Pope Francis passed on the palace for a "no-frills" Vatican guesthouse);
leading the world to North Korean-style famines (in fact, the Pope is on the record as being very much opposed to hunger).