By Charlie Madondo|
Pope Francis has come under intense pressure to leave his post due to his controversial moves to give communion to divorcees and to accept homosexuals in the Roman Catholic church, Now Daily has learnt.
Veteran Vatican watcher, Marco Politi, on Wednesday told CNN’s Christianne Amanpour that Francis had faced intense opposition within the Catholic church since taking over as Pope in March 2013.
“In the last weeks there were rumours, completely without any reason, but there were rumours that he would resign quickly. This is a typical political situation, like House of Cards,” said Politi, author of the book, “Francis Among the Wolves”.
Politi admitted that there were conservative and traditionalist bishops, priests and cardinals in the church who were working against the Pope.
“They didn’t want what he wanted to do with the synod about family, to give new possibilities to remarried and divorced people to get the communion, or to have a new look on the homosexual union,” Politi said.
Francis’ controversial actions include demoting the anti-gay U.S. cardinal Raymond Burke, who opposed the church’s new stance on homosexuality.
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