Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

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Pope circulates Nagasaki image under heading, ‘The fruit of war’

 

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Pope Francis continues to pound away at the glaring criminality of the empire.

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

“It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?” he said to applause.

He also criticised those who invest in weapons industries, saying “duplicity is the currency of today … they say one thing and do another.”

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Pope Francis continues to surprise the world.

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

PS.

Fuck the Israelis.

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World economic system is ‘madness’, puts money ahead of people, 

It’s enough to get me to go to church. You go, Pope Francis…

“We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures, a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done,” he said.

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Israeli government tries to undo image of Pope at the wall

 

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“Wars shatter and hurt so many lives,” he said, saying their most vulnerable victims were children, elderly, battered women and the sick.

“Look on the many children who are kidnapped, wounded and killed in armed conflict, and all those who are robbed of their childhood and forced to become soldiers,” he said.

He asked for people to be spared further suffering, and urged all parties in the conflict to allow humanitarian aid to get through.

“Prince of peace, in every place turn hearts aside from violence and inspire them to lay down arms and undertake the path of dialogue,” he said.

Pope Francis uses first Christmas address to urge an end to violent conflict

 

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Pope rejects fracking, stands up for environment.  He will be writring on the topic of ecology too.