Myths About Pope Francis Dispelled

This article by John Allen dispells 3 myths that popular media outlets have advanced regarding Pope Francis.
ncronline.org/node/48356

Short version:

  1. “The Carnival is over” - he never said it.
  2. Cardinal Law exile - no evidence
  3. Popemobile change - no change.

Gee, but I read it on the INTERNET!!!

It HAS to be true! :smiley:

Who DARES challenge wikipedia?!?!

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I tend to take most things I hear with a grain of salt.

  1. “Carnival” remark: Glad to hear it isn’t true.
  2. Cardinal Law: Wish it were true.
  3. Popemobile: That’s between Pope Francis and his security team.

I’d also like to add this post explaining the fabrication that Pope Francis was involved in the “Dirty War.”

economist.com/news/americas/21573983-discomfited-government-puts-brave-face-election-pope-francis-while-its

And this comes from about the most not-Catholic news source you could find. :slight_smile:

One has to wonder who is making up these things and why? Have you heard this one, that he said that socialism causes misery, and that America is heading towards a form of communism? Another made up story but first reported by the diocesan press officer, Fr John Flynn, in Salford, England.

Who is spreading these poisonous stories? Makes you think the enemy is not pleased with our new pope!

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