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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sent out an apology for her criticism of Pope Francis, who she called “liberal” earlier this week.

“It was not my intention to be critical of Pope Francis,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.  The former vice-presidential candidate said her comments were meant to remind “viewers that we need to do our own homework, and I hadn’t done mine yet on the Pope’s recent comments as reported by the media.”

She wrote that the media often mischaracterizes the comments of public figures and that she’d rather trust her “many Catholic friends and family” than reporters.

“I apologize for not being clearer in my response,” Palin added. “Thus opening the door to critical media that does what it does best in ginning up controversy.”

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Palin told Jake Tapper some that the Pope’s statements “sound kind of liberal,” something that…

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