Leonardo Boff, 80, a paleo-Marxist "theologian" and former Franciscan priest, corresponds with Pope Francis.
Boff wrote on Twitter (August 5), that Francis mailed him a photo of a February 1972 meeting in San Miguel, Argentina, where both, Bergoglio and Boff, were present (see picture).
Boff left the priesthood in 1992 and has cohabited since with a woman. In 1987, after a trip to the Soviet Union, he concluded that Communist countries offered "better conditions for a truly Christian life" than capitalist ones.
In December 2016, Boff stated that Francis “is one of us.”