The Pope Didn’t Deny the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis during the Canonization of Junipero Serra (Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/21651761466/)
Pope Francis during the Canonization of Junipero Serra (Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Pope Francis has affirmed the Immaculate Conception many times but one line he said was misinterpreted to argue the opposite. I respond with my regular clarity.

It’s crazy what gets spread online today. One website was posting that Pope Francis denied the Immaculate Conception in his Christmas greetings to Vatican employees. Really? I will include their claim, explain why it’s wrong, point to the times Francis affirmed the Immaculate Conception, and conclude with a note on interpretation.

Read the whole explanation on Patheos.

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