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Statement To Muslims? Pope Francis To Canonize 800 Martyrs Murdered By Ottoman Turks
International Business Times ^ | 5/6/2013 | Palash Ghosh

Posted on 05/12/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT by markomalley

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To: Lakeshark

And I with you!
Stop all immigration of those people.
And, their mosques are chambers of terror plotting


51 posted on 05/12/2013 8:00:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: soycd

You forget the saying, “the blood of the Christian marytrs is the seeds for new Christians”.


52 posted on 05/13/2013 2:55:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: grellis

Those martyrs are witnesses for Christ and the the faith. This is why they were declared saints this past weekend.


53 posted on 05/13/2013 3:05:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 353FMG

Yet in the end, the Muslims have simply helped plant the seeds for new Christian believers because those martyrs gave witness to Jesus and the power of the Gospel as proven by the hugh growth of the Christian faith in the global south.


54 posted on 05/13/2013 3:10:17 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 353FMG

Global south Christian faith is growing bigtime.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/201940.The_New_Faces_of_Christianity


55 posted on 05/13/2013 3:16:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: markomalley
I've been to Otranto several times, it is very close to the former USAF base I was stationed at, San Vito de Normanni AB. Otranto it is one of the most beautiful places; a castle and medieval city on the coast where the Adriatic meets the Mediterranean sea.

The Cathedral there is actually made up of the bones of those 800 martyrs!


56 posted on 05/13/2013 3:43:34 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
it is very close to the former USAF base I was stationed at, San Vito de Normanni

Spent a lot of TDY time at Mt Jacotenente (near Vieste) myself during the mid 90s (radar site we had during the Balkans).

57 posted on 05/13/2013 3:49:32 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

You always have a choice. We have a choice to not pay taxes, yet we choose to pay them knowing they go against some values.


58 posted on 05/13/2013 4:55:36 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Biggirl

Martyrs only serve to reduce the population. The goal is to make the person trying to kill you die, not to die needlessly.


59 posted on 05/13/2013 5:02:39 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

Please see post number 55 and get back to me please. Thank-you!

Better yet, check this out:

http://www.firstthings.com/article/2007/01/believing-in-the-global-south-17

Philip Jenkins wrote that article.


60 posted on 05/13/2013 5:32:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

First of all, thank-you for your service to the USA.

Second, you must have surprised by seeing all those skulls of those Christian martyrs stacked up on top of each other.


61 posted on 05/13/2013 5:36:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: soycd

Still the Christian population goes up and up.


62 posted on 05/13/2013 5:37:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

It’s good the hear that a more sane religion is moving into the islamo regions. Hopefully, the muzzies that use deadly force to try and stop it are eliminated quickly.


63 posted on 05/13/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Biggirl

Increasing Christian numbers should help to stunt the growth of islamowhacks. A good trait of Christianity is that one is not required to become a follower under threat of death.


64 posted on 05/13/2013 5:54:22 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Biggirl

Yes, it was awe-inspiring and gruesome at once. That those men all died rather than give up on Jesus Christ says a lot. I believe each gained his place in Heaven that day.

I was told about it before going in the Cathedral, so knew it would be so, but still, seeing it was something.


65 posted on 05/13/2013 2:32:31 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: soycd
You made your first mistake when you said of the Muslims, "They are not men."

Of course they are men. Every sinner is a man, a part of mankind. He was created for God's glory. He is encumbered by a corrupted nature and the chains of concupiscence. He needs what you need, and what I need, too: to know Christ, to receive salvation and to follow His way: to love what He loves, and hate what He hates.

Did you not read the part about God hates a lying tongue?

Did you miss the part about, while we were yet His enemies, Christ died for us?

Praise God for these martyrs of Otranto, whose blood is more powerful than our prating online palaver.

66 posted on 07/03/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.")
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