Is Pope Francis really facing a coup? Or just ‘fake news’?

Well, PF was on retreat some miles outside of Rome, so the news cycle was slow.  Then today, several good articles popped up.  This is the first of three I will post. They are all good ones….reyanna

By David Gibson            March 10, 2017             Religion News on-line

As Pope Francis marks the fourth anniversary of his revolutionary papacy, the pontiff apparently finds himself besieged on all sides by crises of his own making: an open “civil war” in the Catholic Church and fears of schism, mounting opposition from the faithful and a Roman Curia so furious with his reforms that some cardinals are plotting a coup to topple him.

And those are just some of the more noteworthy threats to the church and his authority, at least in the view of various right-wing Catholic websites and pundits who have been criticizing Francis almost since the day he was elected four years ago on Monday (March 13).

Now, as the anniversary approaches, their claims have grown increasingly insistent and eye-popping, often migrating into mainstream media accounts as well.

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