A New Hampshire lawmaker has described Pope Francis as the "anti-Christ" for comments he made regarding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
In a recent Facebook post, Susan DeLemus, R-Rochester, shared Psalm 31:14-18 of the Geneva Bible, which states, in part, "Let me not be confounded, O Lord: for I have called upon thee: Let the wicked be put to confusion, and to silence in the grave. Let the lying lips be made dumb, which cruelly, proudly, and spitefully speak against the righteous."
In a thread of comments regarding the Psalm, DeLemus said that the verse is in reference to the pope being the "anti-Christ." more >>
Pope Francis has said that the fifth commandment in the Bible, "Thou shalt not kill," applies to the death penalty, and called Christians everywhere to fight to end the punishment.
"Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God," Francis said as part of a speech marking the Year of Mercy at the Vatican, alongside the beginning of an an international conference called "For a world without the death penalty."
"This issue has to be considered within the perspective of a penal justice, which is more and more in compliance with human dignity and God's plan for humanity and society," the pope said, according to Catholic News Service. more >>
A number of prominent Protestant leaders, including Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr., are criticizing Pope Francis for implying yesterday that Donald Trump's intention to build a wall on the southern border is "not Christian."
After the Pontiff chastised Trump's desire to build the wall instead of "building bridges" in a conversation with reporters during his return flight home from Mexico, the real estate mogul responded Thursday by saying that it is "disgraceful" for a religious leader to question a person's faith.
Falwell, the president of Liberty University who endorsed Trump for president earlier this year, told CNN that the Pope's comments would cause America's first Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, to roll over in his grave. more >>
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. explained his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by arguing that Jesus' advice was not intended for politicians.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the evangelical leader argued that "Jesus never intended to give instructions to political leaders on how to run a country."
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reportedly tried to play down a disagreement between himself and Pope Francis on the subject of building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and is now saying that Francis is "doing a great job" as Vatican leader.
"I have a lot of respect for the Pope. He has a lot of personality and I think he's doing a very good job, he has a lot of energy," Trump said at a Thursday town hall meeting in Greenville, South Carolina, according to The Independent.
After Francis said on Wednesday that a person who "thinks only about buildings walls" is "not a Christian," Trump, who has promised to build a large wall on the Mexico-U.S. border to stop illegal immigration, fired back by calling the pope's comments "disgraceful." more >>
Pope Francis suggested Thursday that the use of contraception may be justified in countries combating the Zika virus.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church made his surprising statement on Thursday during his flight back to the Vatican from Mexico, where he spent six days touring the Latin American country and speaking on issues like government corruption, immigration, and drug trade.
When speaking about the fast-spreading Zika virus, Francis said the use of contraception "isn't an absolute evil" in fighting the disease, which is spread by mosquitos and causes birth defects, including microcephaly in newborns. more >>