The Pope criticizes a pretend Catholic.
“[The Mayor of Rome] pretends to be Catholic, it came on him all of a sudden. It doesn’t happen like that,” Francis said.
The pope’s cutting comments on the politician — who observers say rubbed the pontiff up the wrong way with his vocal support of gay marriage and euthanasia — came as Francis returned from a barnstorming visit to the United States and Cuba.
Asked on the flight home if the pope had invited Marino, Francis said, “I didn’t invite the mayor. Is that clear? I asked the organisers and they didn’t invite him either.”