The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has hit out at Pope Francis and the Catholic Church for political ‘interference’.Reuters
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she is ‘angry’ at the Catholic Church and criticised Pope Francis and bishops for political ‘interference’ while ignoring ‘what [they] should really be concerned with’.
The National Front leader told La Croix: ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. The Conference of Bishops of France sometimes gets involved in what does not concern it: in particular, giving political directions. I don’t get involved with what the Pope should say to his followers. I don’t think religions should tell the French people how to vote.’
Characteristically, Le Pen also hit out at Muslims,post was originally published on this site