Is Pope Francis a political extremist?

As socialist Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly praised the pontiff’s stances on global issues this morning, moderate and conservative Catholics may have had their darkest fears realized.

From the White House lawn, CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed the Vermont senator and seemed to get wrapped up in the excitement, at one point saying “it is almost as though [Pope Francis] is hashtag FeelingTheBern because many of those themes resonate with your campaign.”

That’s a reference to one of the terms commonly used by supporters of Sanders on Twitter, #FeelTheBern.

Sanders laughed and then went on to outline more of the issues where they agree, adding, “he has a very progressive agenda.”

Here’s the interview:

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