Ann Coulter here displays a staggering lack of knowledge about Catholicism here by saying that maybe Pope Francis shouldn’t be head of the Catholic Church and is in fact more suited to be a host of a CNN show.
The Daily Caller pulled the quote from the Piers Morgan show:
I’m not a Catholic. But I would think the statement by the pope that I find most surprising was his statement that you don’t have to be a Christian to go to heaven. Look, you may think that. Maybe there are a lot of people who think that. But if you’re head of the RNC, you’re not supposed to be saying, ‘oh, don’t bother voting Republican.’ That isn’t supposed to be your position. That’s the most surprising, I mean, I guess except for the anti-papist crowd…
Ok, but if you’re the head of the Catholic Church and your position is, ‘ah, join any church. In fact, you don’t even have to be a Christian.’ Maybe, you know, you can get a show on CNN but maybe you shouldn’t be the head of the Catholic Church.”
The job of the pope isn’t some tribal leader whose job is to increase the numbers in the tribe through any means necessary.
Coulter is way off here.