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Monday, September 28, 2020

Pope Francis Sunday announced that he will not receive the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who will visit Italy next week, because "that could influence the U.S. election campaign."

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...According to experts, relations between the Vatican and the U.S. have experienced an extraordinary hardening in recent days.

The Pope's refusal came after Washington criticized a China and the Vatican's agreement renewal regarding the appointment of Chinese Catholic bishops.

"Two years ago, the Holy See reached an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), hoping to help China's Catholics. Yet the CCP's abuse of the faithful has only gotten worse. " Pompeo tweeted last week.

The Holy See "should renounce to the agreement since it would jeopardize its moral authority," he added....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-28 01:23 PM | Reply

The Holy See "should renounce to the agreement since it would jeopardize its moral authority," he added....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-28 01:23 PM | Reply

Trumpites care about moral authority?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-28 02:50 PM | Reply

Wait, the DJT Administration is full of papists?

#3 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-09-28 04:47 PM | Reply

Rats! I had my eye on a lot of the stuff in the Vatican...
-Susan 'Light Fingers' Pompeo

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2020-09-28 05:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Pompeo is at war with the Pope?! Yet another fascinating power struggle on par with BushCo bringing Democracy to the ME.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-28 06:35 PM | Reply

The Trump Administration goes looking for support and instead steps on proverbial rakes everywhere.

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#6 | Posted by Tor at 2020-09-28 07:03 PM | Reply

Pope Francis earns our respect more every day. Standing up to jerks like Pompeo is how he does it.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-29 06:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So how long until the pope is declared a PINO?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-29 01:20 PM | Reply

So how long until the pope is declared a PINO?

That already happened.

Can't have a liberal pope preaching tolerance, acceptance, and kindness.

We need a dogmatic, fire and brimstone, burn in hell for eternity conservative Pope.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-29 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 | Posted by danni
#9 | Posted by ClownShack

The Pope is keeping the Christ in Christianity, unlike so many others who disregard it when it's inconvenient.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-29 03:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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