Pope Francis has asked the new bishop of a divided Swiss diocese to remain in the post for at least five years, serving beyond the customary retirement age of 75.
Tesa

Pope Francis asks new bishop of divided Swiss diocese to serve for at least five years

.- Pope Francis has asked the new bishop of a divided Swiss diocese to remain in the post for at least five years, serving beyond the customary …
Ultraviolet
Pope Francis did not "make" Cardinal Sarah resign, @georgiagrey Thank his predecessors for that. "In 1970 Paul VI directed that cardinals who reach age 75 are to be asked to resign, and those who do not resign are to relinquish the right to vote for a pope when they reach age 80. Paul further decreed that the number of voting cardinals be limited to 120. This restriction was confirmed …More
Pope Francis did not "make" Cardinal Sarah resign, @georgiagrey Thank his predecessors for that. "In 1970 Paul VI directed that cardinals who reach age 75 are to be asked to resign, and those who do not resign are to relinquish the right to vote for a pope when they reach age 80. Paul further decreed that the number of voting cardinals be limited to 120. This restriction was confirmed during the pontificate of John Paul II." Typical Francis-haters, always blaming the wrong Pope. :P
georgiagrey
I don't hate anybody. Do you stereotype people who criticize Francis? Why are you slandering me? I am an American who, for now, has the right to speak freely. Not sure how long that will last in this political environment.
Ultraviolet
Since you asked, @georgiagrey

"Do you stereotype people who criticize Francis?"

Not always, but I do sometimes label them. Especially when I'm feeling catty.

As for the label itself, when you blame Pope Francis for something his predecessors did, the label applies. Nor is it simply mere ignorance in light of your comments over here where you not only criticize Pope Francis but also quest…More
Since you asked, @georgiagrey

"Do you stereotype people who criticize Francis?"

Not always, but I do sometimes label them. Especially when I'm feeling catty.

As for the label itself, when you blame Pope Francis for something his predecessors did, the label applies. Nor is it simply mere ignorance in light of your comments over here where you not only criticize Pope Francis but also question the validity of his claim to office by putting "pope" in so-called scare-quotes.

"Why are you slandering me?"

I'm not. *UV begins making heavy mechanical breathing noises*.

I could say you're libelling me by writing that I'm slandering you. Technically, that would be wrong for the same reason you would be wrong even if you had originally written "Why are you libelling me?" instead.

*ehem* Libel, in American law, also requires that "actual malice" be shown. I could, hypothetically, be wrong when I labelled you a "Francis-hater" (and I'm not) but you haven't shown any evidence I did so either a.) knowing the statement is false or b.) making it with reckless disregard whether it's false or not. Either is required for demonstrating "actual malice" i.e. as the US Supreme Court established,

In this case, I could very rightly point to your previous comments in support of the label I applied. A supposed-Catholic who both criticizes and questions the validity of the current pope, clearly dislikes the man.

"I am an American who, for now, has the right to speak freely."

Yes, you do. However, you're not speaking. You're writing on a digital media portal that does not belong to you.

Out here, you have whatever rights the site administrators see fit to allow you. Free speech is not among them.

You will find as much tolerance on GTV for, say, promoting satanism as you'll find find on Facebook and Twitter for criticizing homosexuality and abortion as contrary to Scripture and The Church's teachings.

The difference is that GTV's bias supports God and The Catholic Church which are right and just in their condemnation of both. On a related point, you owe it to yourself to read GTV's Catholic policy clarification in the official Announcement

Even 4chan's notorious /b/ has some rules governing "speech" and this is not /b/ nor, I should add, will it be allowed become the Catholic equivalent.

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georgiagrey
He must be a liberal or Francis would have made him retire, like Cardinal Sarah.
Tesa
The Opus Dei priest looks like a liberal