Errors & Omissions in Episode 1 of the CNN “Pope” Series.
- Fake News re. St. Peter being 1st pope — Click here for my post.
- Additional Errors and Omissions — Click here for my post.
Oh, dear, dear, dear! It was bad. Painful. Excruciating.
Error upon error. Not sure whether it was ignorance or a desire to just put out ALTERNATE FACTS.
This was very unbecoming. I like CNN. I expected better.
I don’t have the time to go through ALL the errors! At one point I thought I thought I spotted an error EVERY 4th SENTENCE!
I will try and do a series of posts as time permits. This, as such, is Part 1.
The electoral process for Popes prior to the “College of Cardinals” being Formed.
Contrary to what they said (and implied) multiple times, it wasn’t just the cardinals who were involved in the process. Priests, Roman laity and nobles had a say and hand. So, to continually talk about just the cardinals, vis-à-vis papal elections is WRONG.
Explicit statements that the Cardinals decided to form the “College of Cardinals“.
Wrong! The cardinals NEVER had the authority to do anything of this scale. In those days, or even now, the ONLY thing they could really organize, as a gathering, without explicit papal consent, would be an orgy. And I kid you NOT (and they did organize and participate in a lot of those (i.e., orgies)).
Yes, the cardinals, started CALLING themselves as a ‘College’ at a ‘synod’ — BUT that was JUST a name. There was no such College or ‘officials’ — i.e., Dean & a Camerlengo — until Pope Eugene III mandated its creation.
IF only they had bothered to leaf through any one of my 10 Pope books or just called me. Pity. Shame.