WATCH: Cardinal Müller Slams Rising ‘Totalitarianism’

Cardinal Gerhard Müller warned of “absolutely stupid” ideological ideas overtaking the political system and leading to wars and oppression, stressing that “we can never accept ideology.”

Instead, people need belief in the Word of God, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said.

Cardinal Müller made his comments during last week’s National Conservatism (NatCon) Conference in Brussels. The first day of the event was disrupted after the city’s socialist mayor ordered a police blockade that essentially trapped some attendees inside while keeping others out, including the catering service. A court order allowed the next day of the conference to proceed as normal.

NatCon posted the interview earlier this week between Cardinal Müller and James Orr, the U.K. Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, which organizes the event.

Criticizing Communism, socialism, and imperialism, the cardinal said “ideologies” lead to sin and destruction.

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