Pope Francis Implicitly Defends Abusers as He Denounces Morally ‘Rigid’ Christians

The pope compared modern Christians hung up on doctrine and morals with the “hypocritical” Pharisees and doctors of the law of Jesus’ time.  The Pharisees and Sadducees “did not love Jesus; on the contrary, they hated Jesus.”  And yet “these were the ‘pure’ ones, who kept all the formalities of the law, of religion, of the liturgy,” he said.  Jesus called such people “whitewashed tombs,” he said, because they are “beautiful from the outside, but inside are full of rottenness, greed, and wickedness.”  The pope gave a series of homilies sharply criticizing those who “accuse” others, particularly bishops, of wrongdoing, comparing them to Satan and his tactics.  Read more:  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/10/17/pope-francis-denounces-morally-rigid-christians/