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Rome police search for source of posters criticizing Pope

February 07, 2017

Police in Rome are trying to identify the source of the posters that appeared around the city this past weekend, criticizing Pope Francis.

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The posters, written in a local dialect, were evidently prepared by conservative Catholics. But no group or individual has taken credit for them.

Although political posters are common in Rome, the anti-papal messages were posted illegally. Police are examining footage from security cameras to try to identify those responsible.


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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Feb. 09, 2017 7:49 PM ET USA

    I don't know if these posters were an attempt at honest fraternal correction or arrogance which can occur even in defense of orthodoxy. The sin of pride knows no limits. But it's about time we had more than four Cardinals publicly challenging the heterodoxy of some of Pope Francis' more flippant comments.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Feb. 07, 2017 8:37 PM ET USA

    Someone there has more backbone than here. This Pope has been very decisive. He makes statements that appear strange to say the least yet we get no clarity. He just marches on making more unclear statements. We need a break and some clarity. God save the Church.