Pope goes the Vatican’s authority

When even the pope says he can’t judge people, you know moral authority is in trouble.

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill
chief political writer

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‘Who am I to judge gay people’, asks Pope Francis. Er, you are His Holiness Francis I, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the Vatican City State, and Servant of the Servants of God. When even a man with that mouthful of a title and God-given authority to speak on behalf of JC himself comes over all Oprah and asks ‘Who am I to judge?’, you know relativism has the whole world in its deathly grip.

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked.

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