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Pope gives Palestinians boost of support
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/25/14 | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH

Posted on 05/26/2014 1:53:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations, praying solemnly at Israel's controversial separation barrier and calling the stalemate in peace efforts "unacceptable."

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Palestinian officials hailed Francis' decision to refer to the "state of Palestine." In its official program, the Vatican referred to President Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the "state of Palestine," and his Bethlehem office as the "presidential palace." He pointedly called Abbas a "man of peace."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
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The authors of this article are obviously pro-Palesimian, and I urge skepticism on that basis. Nevertheless, I fear that His Holiness has just tried to douse burning embers with gasoline.
1 posted on 05/26/2014 1:53:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry, I guess I might be best described as a failed Catholic. But this pope is a disaster.

How did we get from Benedict to this guy?

I think he is a South American Jesuit Communist and he is very disturbing.

You know, the pope should every day ask to see the NY Times,etc. and if they say he is doing a good job he should say: Oh heck, I’m really messing up!


2 posted on 05/26/2014 2:26:30 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows
"The authors of this article are obviously pro-Palesimian"

There are in fact a lot of partial quotes, padded with what YAHOO! apparently thinks should have been said. It may be that the Pope doesn't want to appear too strongly to take sides.
3 posted on 05/26/2014 2:33:11 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t make too much out of diplomatic niceties.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 2:39:06 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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A south American Jesuit Communist is a good example.

I'd go a bit further and says he's in the early stages of dementia.

5 posted on 05/26/2014 2:53:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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“Why can’t you people make nice.”

OK, who has the rabid jihad? It ain’t the Jews.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 3:06:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jocon307

I would apply the same test to conservative politicians.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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It may indeed. Propaganda is one of the few arts that the Palis excell at.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 3:19:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jocon307

You & I will probably get flamed but, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

This Pope is a Liberal Jesuit disaster. I warned folks about him when he was first installed and was dismissed. John Paul II & Benedict were good for the Church, this guy may as well destroy it.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 4:25:51 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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I guess his Holiness is just fine with the suicide bombings that the Wall effectively stopped.

I am not Catholic, but the evidence increasingly shows that the Pope is a Leftist.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT by rbg81
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This Pope has repeatedly advocated breaking the Eighth. Ninth and Tenth Commandments, and now that he has managed to align himself with the so-called Palestinians, you claim “diplomatic niceties”?


12 posted on 05/26/2014 4:42:33 AM PDT by onedoug
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13 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:23 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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The Palestinian murder of innocent Israeli civilians (that has been going on now for decades), and Israel's legitimate defense of itself and its citizens is NOT a moral equivalency - but Francis is framing the issue in exactly that fashion.

This guy cannot even discern homosexual sin, much less Palestinian terrorism.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 5:10:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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The Catholic church has typically felt sympathy for Christians in the Holy Land. Let’s just they are not on the happy side of the wall


15 posted on 05/26/2014 5:12:12 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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This pope is following a centuries long Catholic tradition of “embracing homosexuality”.

BAH! Himbuggery!


16 posted on 05/26/2014 5:46:21 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I thought Benedict's visit to the Mideast seemed respectful and even handed. His style of discussing world events from a religious viewpoint might be what's needed. He did call for an end to arming the insurgents who are slaughtering Christians. He did set up a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the Vatican.

Maybe he can accomplish something to end the global madness that could destroy world civilization. No one else is.

17 posted on 05/26/2014 5:54:09 AM PDT by grania
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Re: My post #17. I mis-typed. I meant to say Pope Francis. (time for that second cup of coffee)


18 posted on 05/26/2014 5:59:25 AM PDT by grania
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Maybe he can accomplish something to end the global madness that could destroy world civilization. No one else is.

He will...But it won't last very long...Source=Bible...

19 posted on 05/26/2014 6:29:18 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Slings and Arrows

“I would apply the same test to conservative politicians.”

Yes, every day! If the MSM isn’t calling you a racist, sexist, homophobe - you’re not doing it right.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 7:19:27 AM PDT by jocon307
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