'Dictatorships Have Tried to Do This Kind of Thing': Pope Slams EU for Swapping Christmas for 'Watered-Down Secularism'

December 8, 2021   |   Tags:
Pope Francis is sharply responding against the European Commission's controversial efforts to make its communications more inclusive after leaked internal guidelines drew backlash for trying to "cancel Christmas," telling staff to "avoid assuming that everyone is Christian" and celebrates Christmas. The Religion News Service (RNS) reports internal communications of the European Commission were leaked last week by the Italian daily Il Giornale. The 30-page document, titled "Union of Equality," advised members to "avoid assuming that everyone is Christian," especially during the winter holidays. (snip) Francis, 84, spoke to reporters Monday on a plane returning to the Vatican from his trip...


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