Sunday, April 15, 2018

Vatican City: No, Pope Francis did not "overrule" the Bible


This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: The Washington Post
By Associated Press | April 14, 2018

Francis’ defenders say he is merely applying church teaching to the pastoral needs of Catholics today

Pope Francis may be pushing the envelope on interpreting Catholic doctrine, but he hasn’t asserted that his words overrule the Bible.

False reports that have been trending online claim Francis made the assertion in response to criticism that his teachings “contradict Bible teaching.” Many of the sites posting the story deal in fake news.

The article on the Yournewswire site also makes another false claim that the pope has developed a “habit” of hiding the crucifix he wears around his neck in public. The article includes one photo of Francis with the cross tucked inside his sash at a 2014 luncheon with Jewish leaders. But it’s clearly visible in other photos from the same event. [more ...]



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