Pope Francis rejects rightwingers with US cardinals’ appointment

Pope Francis has put his progressive stamp on the American Catholic church with the selection of three new like-minded cardinals – including one who has sparred with the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Mike Pence – in a clear rejection of bishops who have advocated for the church’s exclusion of divorced and LGBT Catholics.

The American choices were among 17 new cardinals named by Francis. He has chosen more from the developing world and only one from Italy, reflecting his desire to decentralise power away from the Vatican in Rome.

  • Clink9

    Obama’s Pope.

  • Dana Garcia

    Those intramural issues are not concerning.

    However, as a tax-exempt organization, the catholic bishops should butt out of America’s law and sovereignty regarding immigration. They continue to meddle in elections by recommending open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens — many of whom are conveniently catholic.

    • SMC_BC

      All people have a right to say whatever they want including Catholic bishops.

  • Spatchcocked

    Pope Frankie is morphing into Fred Gwynn at his goofiest. The resemblance is uncanny.

  • BillyHW

    Pope Francis is a dickhead.