Skip to comments.What does the Pope say about Obama bombing Syria?
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
Everytime a Republican President has engaged our military the media has run stories that the pope would not intervene.
I was searching for the Pope's comments on Obama's air strikes in Syria and could not come up with anything.
Has anyone seen what the pope has said about this?
That whole unpleasantness in the 1940s notwithstanding.
In a letter Thursday to the G-20 host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Francis lamented that "one-sided interests" had prevailed in Syria, preventing a diplomatic end to the conflict and allowing the continued "senseless massacre" of innocents. "To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution," Francis wrote as the G-20 meeting got under way in St. Petersburg.
I was paraphrasing.
I know he also wrote a personal letter to Vladimir Putin. If he wrote one to O, I doubt we’ll hear about it.
And of course he’s called all people of goodwill to fast and pray on this coming Saturday for Peace in Syria, and the other conflicts in the world.
His daily homilies, and angelus this week have talked about Syria. I think there’s a recap of them on the Vatican Website.
I would bet the farm that if the civil war, complete with sarin gas and large al qaeda presence in the rebel forces, were happening in the Vatican, he’d be against intervention — except it be heavenly.
I would also bet most of the livestock that one day, the aforementioned scenario WILL occur.
“lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution,”
Not to worry. Sept 11 is Assad’s birthday. It’s just a candygram from one anti-American muzzy tyrant to another.
This was sent to me via my childrens' school, and I've seen it on Catholic websites and I'm pretty sure here on FR as well. As far as I have seen the whole Catholic world is on board with this.
Yep, found it. But only on the internet. Haven’t heard the media talking much about this as it conflicts with Obama’s intentions.
Doesn’t matter. He is becoming more and more irrelevant.
Obama is becoming more irrelevant.
There. Fixed it.
“Doesnt matter. He is becoming more and more irrelevant.”
Don’t let your own personal views cloud your judgement on what everyone else thinks about the Pope.
To the world, the Pope relevance has risen in recent years.
Try, for example, doing a Google analytics on searches including the word “pope” vs. searches including the word “president”.
Over the past 10 years, the number of searches including the word “pope” is 27% of the number of searches including the word “president”.
But over the past 12 months, the percentage rises to 50%!
Of course much of that may have been interest in the election of Pope Francis, so let’s look at just the last 90 days, and the percentage is 35%, which is about a third higher the average of the last 10 years.
If the pope were really “becoming more and more irrelevant” then why are more and more people searching for information about him?
And by the way, if I do the same analysis using the Portuguese/Italian/Spanish words “papa” and “presidente” you can see that searches for the word “presidente” have remained virtually flat for the past 10 years, while searches for the word “papa” have risen at a steady clip, to a level more than 3 times where they were in 2004.
The DLEMM doesn’t pay much attention to the Pontiff unless what he says is in line with their agenda.
A declaration from the antiCHRIST?
Exactly my point. If this were Bush all we would hear is that the Pope is against his policies.
uh, Obama is siding with the rebels who are killing a lot of Christians in Syria. The Pope knows that if the “rebels” win, there will be an ethnic cleansing of Christians, Alawites, Shiites, and secular Syrians. Christians are ten percent of the Syrian population, and many Catholic websites have been reporting first hand reports of atrocities by the rebels.
If Assad wins, he will kill the rebels but could possibly allow a compromise with the less blood thirsty groups.
The Pope’s call for peace talks would probably result in allowing Assad a way to stay in power and not get killed, while allowing the opposition to have a say in the government...
uh, he’s Pope Francis, not Cardinal Richlieu.
Some people say that the Pope’s call for a day of fasting and prayer - and rejection of war against the Syrian govt - was what triggered the Al-Nusra attack on the historic Christian village of Maalula.