Catholics take out ad calling for removal of San Francisco archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 100 Catholic donors are calling on the pope to remove San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The group has taken out a full page ad in Thursday morning's San Francisco Chronicle.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Tom Brady Sr., the father of the New England Patriot's quarterback is among the list of signatories. They say Cordileone fosters "an atmosphere of division and intolerance" and is "mean-spirited."

In a statement, the archdiocese says the ad is a misrepresentation and that the signers "do not" speak for "the Catholic community of San Francisco."

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