KGB created liberation theology, defector alleges
May 07, 2015
A former Romanian three-star general has alleged in an interview that the Soviet secret police created liberation theology.
Ion Mihai Pacepa left Romania in 1978, becoming the highest-ranking defector from nations under the sphere of Soviet influence.
“The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology,” he said in an interview with the Catholic News Agency. “The birth of Liberation Theology was the intent of a 1960 super-secret ‘Party-State Dezinformatsiya Program’ approved by Aleksandr Shelepin, the chairman of the KGB, and by Politburo member Aleksey Kirichenko, who coordinated the Communist Party's international policies.”
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Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
May. 07, 2015 9:06 PM ET USA
And this Liberation Theology is still going strong at the Vatican given the information on another story today on this web site!
Posted by: bruno.cicconi7491 -
May. 07, 2015 12:00 PM ET USA
Although this merits attention, I'm bothered by the fact that the only source for that is just one man, however highly ranked he was.
Posted by: feedback -
May. 07, 2015 10:46 AM ET USA
This will be really hard to accept by the "great theologians" of that movement.