In an interview that aired Tuesday on Canadian Catholic television, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders  ried to steal a little luster from Pope Francis, saying he thinks the Pope is a socialist who believes, like him, that wealth is not “an end in itself.

”During the interview, Father Thomas Rosica, the Canadian priest from the Salt and Light Catholic television network who hosted the interview, asked Sanders whether he thought Francis is a socialist, to which Sanders said “yes.”

“To be a socialist,” said Sanders, “in the sense of what the Pope is talking about, what I’m talking about, is to say that we have got to do our best and live our lives in a way that alleviates human suffering, that does not accelerate the disparities of income and wealth.”

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