An interesting tidbit:
Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly briefly met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, according to a New York Times report.
The report says O’Reilly, who was in a VIP section in St. Peter’s Square during the pontiff’s weekly general audience, shook hands with the religious leader as a Vatican newspaper photographer snapped a photo.
The Times noted the “special section beside the stage holding the papal throne, where Mr. O’Reilly sat, is exclusive and entered only with special tickets distributed by the prefecture of the papal household, according to the Vatican press office.”
Tens of thousands of worshipers fill the square for the weekly event.
The Vatican had stated last week that no official audience with O’Reilly was scheduled.
Go here to read the rest. O’Reilly of course was canned by Fox yesterday due to his history of attracting sexual abuse allegations. Thus ended two decades of buffoonery masked as populism for “the folks”. With his bombast and convoluted speech patterns, O’Reilly reminds PopeWatch a bit of the Pope. PopeWatch does not know how Western Civilization will survive without nightly debates by O’Reilly with the intellectual heavy weights of the day:
Some day the Pope’s “show” will also be terminated. If he retires PopeWatch would love to see the Pope Emeritus II and O’Reilly co-hosting a show for the “folks”.