A former Soviet spy is claiming Liberation Theology is a movement created by the KGB. The KGB — the chief intelligence agency for the Soviet Union — was responsible for foreign intelligence, counter-intelligence, protecting Soviet leadership, as well as combating dissent. Ion Pacepa served as a general for the secret police in Communist Romania in the 1960s and 70s, until he defected to the United States. At the time, he was the highest-ranking Soviet Bloc intelligence official to defect.Share
He claimed in a recent interview that Liberation Theology is a phrase coined by the KGB in 1960, along with other similar movements at the time: The National Liberation Army of Columbia, with the aid of Fidel Castro; the National Liberation Army of Bolivia, with the support of Che Guevara; and the Palestine Liberation Organization, with the input of Yasser Arafat, to name a few.
According to Pacepa, Liberation Theology was approved by the chairman of the KGB to be a group meant to secretly control the World Council of Churches, an international inter-church association representing nearly 600 million Christians of various denominations worldwide. The KGB used the WCC to introduce and promote Liberation Theology as a revolutionary movement to progressive South American bishops. The bishops in turn promoted the marxist ideology to their flocks. (Read more.)