Papal Twitter Feud: November 14, 2014

Drama is brewing within the Catholic Church leadership. It’s becoming like “The Real Housewives of Vatican City.” Pope Francis just demoted American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was elevated to cardinal by Pope Benedict, because Burke had become a constant detractor of Francis’s progressive, more inclusive agenda. There is clearly a schism in the Church between the old, conservative Pope Benedict scolds who want to focus on denouncing gays, abortion and contraception and the new, conciliatory Pope Francis progressives who want to focus on mercy, service and inclusion.  And it couldn’t be more evident in this Twitter war that’s erupted between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict: