«Francis said that ideologies are "rigid." "When a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought," Francis said, according to Radio Vatican.Pope Francis: 'Ideological Christians' Are a 'Serious Illness' | Alternet
Francis added: "The faith becomes ideology and ideology frightens, ideology chases away the people, distances, distances the people and distances of the Church of the people. But it is a serious illness, this of ideological Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new."
Francis' comments on "ideological Christians" come a month after he criticized the Catholic Church's obsession with gays, abortion and birth control.»