Apparently, Pope Francis isn’t acquainted with Notre Dame professor Gary Gutting.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

Pope Francis Tells Univ of Notre Dame to ‘Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Faith

On Thursday Pope Francis delivered a statement to the University of Notre Dame in the United States that it should be an “uncompromising witness…to the Church’s moral teaching,” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness,” said a Vatican Radio translation.

Pope Francis said:

Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her pastors. It is my hope that the University of Notre Dame will continue to offer unambiguous testimony to this aspect of its foundational Catholic identity, especially in the face of efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness. And this is important: its identity, as it was intended from the beginning. To defend it, to preserve it and to advance it!

“This runs contrary to the media narrative that Pope Francis is somehow unconcerned about fidelity,” Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society, told Breitbart News. “Not only is he calling on Notre Dame to authentically live out its Catholic identity and to remain true to the Church’s moral teachings, but he expects the University to be engaged in evangelization–to be more than Catholic in name and in obedience, but to proclaim the Catholic Faith to the world!”