The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday delivered a rare criticism of President Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant videos originally posted by a far-right U.K. political group.
Mr. Trump recirculated the video posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe group Britain First, which opposes alleged “Islamisation” of Britain and known for inflammatory tactics, including occupying mosques.
“It is wrong for the president to have done this,” Ms. May said in a statement.
The footage Mr. Trump retweeted purportedly showed a Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches. The second was captioned “Muslim destroys a statute of Virgin Mary,” and the third read: “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!”
Mr. Trump retweeted the videos, even though their authenticity was still in doubt.
A group of Catholic scholars and clergy has accused Pope Francis of heresy in connection with a 2016 papal document that discusses divorce and remarriage, according to a 25-page letter made public by the group.
The letter, made public Saturday, asserts that portions of Francis’ document “The Joy of Love,” contains propositions which “contradict truths that are divinely revealed, and that Catholics must believe with the assent of divine faith.”
More than 60 priests, professors and others signed the letter, which accuses Francis of seven specific heresies because of the pope’s “words, deeds, and omissions” as well as specific passages in document.
The criticism centers on receipt of Communion by Catholics who have been civilly remarried. A spokesman for the Vatican did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Experts on the Catholic Church said the letter represents only a small minority of the church, and that it is unlikely to be met with any response from Francis.