Fake News Targets Pope Francis, Conservative Groups Are Suspected

Today a fake front page of the Vatican’s official newspaper was delivered to cardinals and bishops through an anonymous source this past week and is suspected to be related to the continual campaign against Pope Francis by conservative Catholics.

The fake page pretends to be the front of the Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, and consists of a fake interview with Pope Francis, who’s 80 years old, with the headline “He answered!” in Italian.

In the made up interview, the pope supposedly addressed a controversial request from four cardinals to clarify his position on whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Holy Communion. The Pope apparently answers “yes and no” to the question, depicting that the Pope is uncertain regarding his view on the topic.

Back to reality, this previous year, four high-ranking cardinals requested Francis clarification on his teachings on family and moral issues. The Cardinals took the unexpected notion of alerting the public of their request, as the pope didn’t reply.

This fake news story occurred a week after the walls around Rome were riddled with illegal posters which criticized the pope’s recent actions.

One poster depicted a picture of a serious Pope Francis above the question, “Eh, Francis; you’ve commissioned congregations, removed priests decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, you’ve ignored cardinals … but where’s your mercy?”

These posters were upset with Pope Francis’ recent notions which primarily affected conservative Catholic groups. Police have begun an investigation which uses closed-circuit cameras to monitor the suspected conservative groups, the ANSA news organization stated.

 

 

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US Court Ruling Votes To Not Reinstate Trump’s Immigration Ban

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate Trump’s immigration ban by appealing the lower court ruling which halted the executive order.

President Donald Trump furiously responded to the ruling through Twitter claiming that the security of the nation is vulnerable and implied a court challenge to the ruling.

The unanimous 3-0 final ruling explained that the administration failed to provide sufficient proof that the acclaimed terrorist threats to justify reinstating the immigration ban.

The ruling stated that “The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.”

The ruling also were not persuaded by the argument that the president has the complete power to set immigration policy.

“Rather than presenting evidence to explain the need for the executive order, the government instead resorts to the position that there is no precedence to review the decision at all,” the court reported. “We, disagree, as elaborated above.”

President Trump’s lawyers failed to present their case effectively. Actually, three Ninth Circuit judges claim that his lawyers hardly tried to present their case. The Trump administration sole argument was that the president’s executive power on immigration was so influential that they did not need to explain why the order was necessary to a judicial court.

The administration failed to effectively explain why President Trump’s executive order addressed a grave national security threat that the temporary stay of the order would worsen. The lawyers opposing the reinstating instead were able to convince the judges that re-imposing the executive order would only cause more chaos by infringing on the due process rights of those in the U.S., regardless of their immigration status.

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