Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

Pope Francis speaks at an audience with nuns and religious superiors in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Francis, 85, was wheeled to the audience after he has been suffering from strained ligaments in his right knee for several months. He revealed he recently received some injections to try to relieve the pain. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

New church attendance and devotion are at a historical low, so, he blames us.

Pope Francis on Saturday (May 7) blasted Catholics who, hewing to old-school versions of liturgy like the Latin Mass, have made an ideological battleground of the issue, decrying what he described as devil-inspired divisiveness in the church. MORE