I keep seeing posts about Pope Francis either making Mary before Jesus or adding her as a “fourth” entity. Is there any valid resource that sites this as true?
There is no truth to it. While wild exaggerations of what the Pope says are common, this one is quite the whopper. Not only did Pope Francis say no such thing (nor would he since to do so would be heresy!) I can’t even figure out how the misunderstanding happened. Many are claiming that Pope Francis said this at the September 15 Mass at Casa Santa Marta. However, when I search for the Pope’s actual words I see nothing in them that could give anyone the slightest impression that he was saying Mary is part of the Trinity.
You can see what Pope Francis *actually *said here: