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Old 11-06-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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Even the Pope couldn't hold his tongue any longer!

Way to go, Pope.

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As election nears, Pope Francis warns against fear, building walls


Pope Francis on Saturday condemned the political use of fear and the building of walls, describing the refugee crisis as “a problem of the world” and urging political leaders to do more, according to America magazine.

The pope did not name names and did not refer to the upcoming U.S. presidential election, but he spoke about issues that have come up in the 2016 campaigns.

“No tyranny can be sustained without exploiting our fears,” the pope said, according to comments published by the Vatican Radio. “Citizens are walled-up, terrified, on one side; on the other side, even more terrified, are the excluded and banished.”


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It Sure Sounds Like Pope Francis Doesn’t Think Americans Should Vote for Trump

“No tyranny can be sustained without exploiting our fears. This is clear,” Francis said at the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements. “All tyranny is terrorist. And when that terror, ignited in the peripheries with massacres, looting, oppression and injustice, explodes in the centers in the form of violence, including with hateful and cowardly intent, the citizens who still have some rights are tempted by the false security of walls, physical or social—walls that close some in and banish others.”
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:31 PM
 
Location: United States
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Congrats you dug up a topic that was been discussed to death over six months ago.

Don't you remember the Pope being embarrassed the last time he said this, and everybody posted pictures of the gigantic walls surrounding the Vatican.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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The pope, who lives behind a walled city, hypocritically criticizes others if they do the same. el Papa, tear down your walls and let the mob in that will destroy what your religion built.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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I would think that a lot of Catholics like myself understand the meaning of the Pope.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Wow!

Pope Francis tells it like it is.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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The pope, who lives behind a walled city, hypocritically criticizes others if they do the same. el Papa, tear down your walls and let the mob in that will destroy what your religion built.

When you find yourself attacking the Pope in order to defend your choice for the presidency, that's a big clue to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask what went wrong....
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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The pope, who lives behind a walled city, hypocritically criticizes others if they do the same. el Papa, tear down your walls and let the mob in that will destroy what your religion built.
Beautiful place Vatican city. The mob will not hurt those walls or the man behind them. He has done more for the poor then anyone else.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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When you find yourself attacking the Pope in order to defend your choice for the presidency, that's a big clue to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask what went wrong....
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Particularly Pope Francis.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:39 PM
 
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When you find yourself attacking the Pope in order to defend your choice for the presidency, that's a big clue to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask what went wrong....
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I would normally agree but in this case, Trump supporters have a valid point. It does come across hypocritical if ones primary residence is one of the safest, most secured and walled compounds on the planet.
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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I would normally agree but in this case, Trump supporters have a valid point. It does come across hypocritical if ones primary residence is one of the safest, most secured and walled compounds on the planet.

It's very uninformed to say that about the Vatican wall because the papacy LEAVES THE FRONT GATE WIDE OPEN.

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About those Vatican walls ... - CNN.com


Yes, the Vatican does have walls, and some are quite large. But anyone can stroll through the Pope's front yard -- St. Peter's Square -- at nearly any time. Only metal detectors stand between the iconic landmark and the millions of tourists who come to see the historic headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

In other words, Vatican City may have walls, but the front door is always open, said the Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest and editor at large at America magazine.

"The fortifications were built a very long time ago," Martin said. "This Pope didn't build them -- and he certainly didn't build them to keep out poor migrants."

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