On his Wednesday radio show, Rush Limbaugh admitted being "befuddled" by the harsh words about "unfettered capitalism" released this week by Pope Francis.


Noting multiple times that he's not Catholic -- but that he has made several visits to the Vatican, which "couldn't exist without tons of money" -- Limbaugh said that he greatly admired the religion and had been "tempted a number of times to delve deeper into it."

He also said that up to now he had admired the new pope, if he also thought that Pope Francis was putting on the "common man touch" a bit too thick. "I thought there might have been a little bit of PR involved there," he said.

But the new pronouncement, the pope's latest Evangelii Gadium, or Joy of the Gospel, was a surprisingly frontal attack on capitalism, with Francis calling it a form of tyranny.

That didn't sit well with Limbaugh. "Somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him," Rush said. "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope."

Hear the entire segment from Wednesday's show in the video below.