Fox News fans freak out over pope's abortion announcement: 'Who does this assh*le think he is?'
Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard a plane during his flight from Baku to Rome, on October 2, 2016 (AFP Photo/Luca Zennaro)

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.