Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” criticized Pope Francis for defending illegal immigrant children in the United States while failing to take action on behalf of Christians in the Middle East on her Saturday broadcast.
“I’m a Christian. I’m a Catholic…I mean no disrespect but it is time for the papacy, and Pope Francis in particular, to start protecting his Christian flock. This month Pope Francis preached that immigrant children in facilities around the United States should be welcomed and protected. Your Holiness, they’re in the United States. They are protected. They are being given food and clothing and shelter. No children are being killed by the United States, but Christian children are being killed in the Middle East, and while we appreciate your prayer for those in the Middle East last week, it’s just not enough.”
She added “Your Holiness, you are the leader of the flock. You control one of the wealthiest organizations in the world and with wealth comes power. Your recent trips and your planned trips do not reflect the urgent concern necessary for Christians in Iraq and Syria and Egypt. Your pronouncements span the globe.” And “every church in the world should be repeating a strong, urgent message from the papacy condemning this slaughter and calling for the world to stop the annihilation of the innocents instead of worrying about immigrant children already protected by America.”
Pirro concluded that the Church should not repeat past mistakes where it failed to move against evil in a timely manner, stating “Your Holiness the papacy was silent during World War II, you cannot afford to let history repeat itself and Your Holiness, the papacy also lagged behind the sex abuse scandal…it is time for the papacy to get out in front of this Christian massacre.”