Bill O’Reilly Meets Pope Francis as Fox News Exit Looms

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Bill O’Reilly met Pope Francis on Wednesday morning in Vatican City as reports of the cable news anchor’s impending exit from Fox News continue to swirl stateside.

O’Reilly, who announced last week he would take a vacation from “The O’Reilly Factor,” was in the Vatican’s VIP line in St. Peter’s Square as the pontiff made his way through the crowd shaking hands. The moment was captured by an Italian photographer, which can be viewed here. O’Reilly had previously lectured Pope Francis during a February 2016 episode of his show over comments the Pope made about Donald Trump being “not Christian” given his stance on immigration.

“I would suggest to Pope Francis, that millions of Americans have been harmed economically by our immigration system which desperately needs reform,” O’Reilly said at the time. “I think I could persuade the Pope that providing protection and enforcing settled law is certainly not un-Christian.”

The Vatican stated last week that O’Reilly would not have private audience with the Pope during his current visit to Vatican City, per the New York Times.

O’Reilly has been under fire since a New York Times report surfaced stating that five women had received payments coming to about $13 million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about accusations related to sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior by O’Reilly. O’Reilly in a statement said his fame had made him a target, but that no complaint about him had ever been made through Fox’s human-resources hotline.

A large number of advertisers have announced their decision to suspend their ties with “The O’Reilly Factor,” including Jenny Craig, GlaxoSmithKline, Mitsubishi Motors, BMW and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition.

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  1. At least here he’s with a bigger sc–bag than himself.

  2. Anna says:

    Bills talent & style of delivering message will be missed greatly. We do not know what is the truth or a smear campaign against the # 1 in cable News Personality. We do hope that Bill O . Will find happiness ,away from much of hateful media & will enjoy his life ,being close to his family.
    If Fox decides to put Tucker C in this #1 spot,he will probably draw large audience as well ,to maintain Fox 21 as number1 in the cable tv. We will be changing to Sling TV & if Fox does not get with the program ,Fox will be missed after 20 years of dominating favorite station in our household

  3. jason maxwell says:

    regarding the dangerous man who currently occupies the chair of St. Peter.
    Perhaps it is time for us to consider what might well be going on here—the establishment of the very thing Pope St. Pius X warned against in Notre Charge Apostolique, one hundred and six years ago today:

    …the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.

    We wish to draw your attention, Venerable Brethren, to this distortion of the Gospel and to the sacred character of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God and man, prevailing within the Sillon and elsewhere. As soon as the social question is being approached, it is the fashion to first put aside the divinity of Jesus Christ, and then to mention only His unlimited clemency, His compassion for all human miseries, and His pressing exhortations to the love of our neighbor and to the brotherhood of men.

    Is it just me, or does St. Pius X here seem to be describing (or predicting) the pontificate of Pope Francis I? For as St. Pius X also pointed out in Notre Charge Apostolique, there is much more to Jesus Christ than Francis is letting on:

    [But]whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, [Jesus Christ] could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body. Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross.

    So said St. Pius X–the original self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagian.

    About the time Franklin Roosevelt came to power here, Dmitri Manuilsky said in Moscow, “War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in 20 to 30 years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalistic countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist.”

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