Pope Francis leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican Thursday. The pope sent a controversial tweet Tuesday that violates Scripture. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi )
Pope Francis leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican Thursday. The pope sent a controversial tweet Tuesday that violates Scripture. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi )

Pope Francis has been a breath of fresh air for many Catholics seeking greater liberty and a growing concern for conservative Christians who take issue with his comments about homosexuality and other cultural issues.

But the pontiff’s latest statement is sparking an uproar from believers around the world. Pope Francis sent a tweet Tuesday that absolutely violates the truth of Scripture:

“The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” Pope Francis tweeted. As of the time I wrote this column it had been retweeted about 4,000 times and many of the responses were unkind.

Some suggested the pontiff is “completely bonkers,” while others asked if he had been inhaling too much incense, and yet another told the Argentine Jesuit to stick with the “peace is good” stuff. It gets worse from there, but it’s not appropriate to attack the man for his unscriptural tweet. It’s more appropriate to share the truth.

Written by: JENNIFER LECLAIRE of CHARISMA NEWS where you can read her complete article.

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