The response of the pope after being handed the wooden crucifix during a formal ceremony, he examined it for a few seconds before returning it to a Bolivian presidential aide expressed irritation, muttering the words “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”)
While many try to make a controversy that the Pope accepted the gift, it is obvious that the Pope said “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”) TWICE at 00:14 and 00:22. Regardless of what Vatican commentators stated or who said what, the video is clear that the Pope returned the improper gift stating that it was “improper”. Even the Pope looking disturbed was obvious and his words were clear to anyone who understands Spanish.
The Catholic Church has been the greatest enemy against Communism. When the communists took over Mexico, the Catholics with both faith and arms in the Cristero War; when the atheist communists were slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Spain, the Pope declared a crusade that was led by Franco; in the communist regime in Romania, the Catholics were slaughtered and horrifically tortured because they defied communism. There are communists in the Catholic Church, but the Church will never embrace communism.