Pope Francis has granted all priests the authority to forgive women who have had an abortion — and Fox News fans are furious.
The conservative news network tweeted out a report Monday morning that the pope had extended that power to priests, and not just bishops to forgive Catholics who had committed the “grave sin” of abortion.
That didn’t sit well with some of Fox News’ viewers, who complained about the pontiff’s announcement marking the end of the Vatican’s holy year of mercy.
@foxandfriends In the best interests of Catholicism a new Pope needs to be selected immediately. A Conservative this time not a Liberal.
— Xcaliber (@xcaliber12345) November 21, 2016
@foxandfriends Who does this asshole really think he is? Jesus Jr.?
— Deplorable Marvin (@marbenjes) November 21, 2016
@foxandfriends The pope is a commie, and now he is a killer.
— Steve (@Demshatetruth) November 21, 2016
@foxandfriends Charles Manson would be a better pope than this guy!
— Mr Scrap Metal (@MrScrapMetal) November 21, 2016
@foxandfriends This Pope is DESTROYING Catholicism. He can't just change the word of God to suit himself! Shameful. Needs to be replaced.
— Howard Barraclough (@1Howard2) November 21, 2016
😳THE WORLD 🌎 IS
UPSIDE DOWN !!!!
— Maxie Kennedy (@ImForYOUAmerica) November 21, 2016