It would be simplistic to say that Divine Providence caused the fall of communism. It fell by itself as a consequence of its own mistakes and abuses. It fell by itself because of its own inherent weakness

Sarebbe semplicistico dire che è stata la Provvidenza Divina a far cadere il comunismo. Il comunismo come sistema è, in un certo senso, caduto da solo. È caduto in conseguenza dei propri errori e abusi.

Pope John Paul II

Upon being asked if the fall of the USSR could be ascribed to God.

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Pope John Paul II. Quoted in His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time, written by Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi. Doubleday, 1996.