As a Roman Catholic, It makes me very sad to be critical of statements made by Pope Francis, who in many ways wants to be a sincere and good shepherd of his flock. But my patience with non-theological collectivist declarations made recently by the Holy Father is wearing very thin and it is wrong to be silent in the face of repeated big mistakes such as endorsing immoral means to achieve otherwise moral ends. Pope Francis is a Jesuit who comes from a South American nation with a long history of dictators and only very rare democratic years.
In his whole life, Pope Francis has no experience with or understanding of the system of free-market economics he seems to constantly deride. His latest call before UN officials for governments to "redistribute" wealth is almost tantamount to an endorsement of a policy to forcibly take money from some people to bestow on other people and to rationalize that policy in the name of Christian charity toward the poor.
Like the fictional Ukranian Pope Kirl in the Morris West novel The Shoes of the Fisherman, maybe Pope Francis should first lead by example and give away all the wealth of the Church to help the poor, before he advises governments to take property from others by force.