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Tweet on the middle finger posted, deleted from Pope’s Twitter account

February 03, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis tweeted a series of reflections on the fingers, excerpted from an address in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “The middle finger, which is higher than the others, reminds us of something essential: honesty. To be honest means not getting entangled in the snares of corruption,” he tweeted.

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  • Posted by: dmva9806 - Feb. 08, 2023 3:46 PM ET USA

    Re Pope & middle finger: My only interest about this is why didn’t Pope Francis, or his staff, or CWN staff explain the reasoning as to why the middle finger could be considered a symbol of honesty. As for the taking down of the posting, why not? It could be mildly embarrassing to someone who wishes to appear without fault. As to why CWN thinks it newsworthy, must be a very slow nows day.