Skip to comments.Pope gives Palestinians boost of support
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."
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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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!
Don’t make too much out of diplomatic niceties.
I'd go a bit further and says he's in the early stages of dementia.
“Why can’t you people make nice.”
OK, who has the rabid jihad? It ain’t the Jews.
I would apply the same test to conservative politicians.
It may indeed. Propaganda is one of the few arts that the Palis excell at.
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.
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.
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”?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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.
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
This pope is following a centuries long Catholic tradition of “embracing homosexuality”.
Maybe he can accomplish something to end the global madness that could destroy world civilization. No one else is.
Re: My post #17. I mis-typed. I meant to say Pope Francis. (time for that second cup of coffee)
He will...But it won't last very long...Source=Bible...
“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.
Pro-Palestinian War activists at Al Reuters? Really????
7 years? Or is it more exact to say 3 and a half?
The Holy Father has been sadly and grossly misinformed.
I don't believe for a moment that a pope is naive...The Palestinians, the children of Esau and Ishmael are not the people of God and for a pope to pretend that the muzlims want peace with Israel is a false dogma by a false religious leader...
I didn't say how many years...But since you mention it, the pope will work at bringing peace for 3 1/2 years while sitting on the throne of David in Jerusalem...He will die and come back to life...He will reign for another 3 1/2 years murdering Jews and Christian while the plagues of God are poured out upon the earth...
The Ted Cruz test, you betcha.
AP, but still no surprise.
Now, I understand the Rapture can happen at any time... certainly before the date set for the meeting at the Vatican...
I am non-Catholic, expatriate American, Israeli. When we find a substitute for petroleum, or begin bulk producing environmentally clean shale oil, whichever comes first, people will no longer give a damn what the Palestinians are demanding this week.
There are Palestinian Christians.....just shy of 10% of total Mandate territory population prior to 1948 war and the aftermath when many left or were dispersed
Are they curs too?
Like the muzzies...
Just saying its not as clean and simple as Freepers pine for
As for the Pope I am convinced he’s a liberal humanist sort but some Catholics here will never admit it no matter what he says
I think the Vatican recognized their growth sector is minorities and sees how minorities worldwide vote.....for progressive politics
And the Cardinals picked a Pope to appeal to that potential for members
Two doctrinaire popes were enough to them.....in fact I’m not certain Benedicts retirement was his idea alone
This Pope is not by chance.
Well, I have never given a damn, so I guess I’m ahead of the curve.
You are ahead of the curve.
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