Skip to comments.Pope Francis Refers to 'State of Palestine' on Holy Land Trip, Calls Mahmoud Abbas a 'Man of Peace'
Posted on 05/26/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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 Israels 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. ...
Coming to Bethlehem and flying to Bethlehem from Jordan shows solidarity with the Palestinian people, which is wonderful. We need that, said Samar Sakkakin, a 52-year-old Palestinian American from Canton, Michigan.
In November 2012, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly recognized a state of Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem lands Israel captured in the 1967 war as a non-member observer. Israel objects to the Palestinian campaign, saying it is an attempt to bypass negotiations.
I am with you, he told a group of Palestinian children at a stop in Bethlehems Deheishe refugee camp. He also held a private lunch with five Palestinian families who say they have been harmed by Israeli policies. ...
Jubilant Palestinians cheered Francis as he arrived in Bethlehems Manger Square, shouting Viva al-Baba! or Long live the pope! Giant Palestinian flags in red, white, green and black and the Vaticans yellow-and-white flags decorated the square, which is home to the Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where many Christians believe Jesus was born. ...
Abbas “a man of peace”???.....Don’t think so.....
Regardless of the Vatican position on abortion and homos, I am convinced that Frank is a garden variety progressive. Good thing that my allegiance is to God, not to a church.
Peter the Roman ?
As a recovering Catholic, not much these people do to surprise me anymore.
But i must say, this guy is a disgrace .
Memo to the Pope:
FIRST THE SATURDAY PEOPLE - THEN THE SUNDAY PEOPLE!
Signed, The Palestinian People.
Catholic church joins the rest of Big Religion circling the drain.
Another useful idiot.
Your jedi mind tricks won’t work on him Frankie.
So, the Pope calles a Palisimian a “man of peace”?
That is easily explained as a mere presstitute typo. What the Presstitute meant to type was “Pope calls Palisimian a ‘man of piece’.
See, good feelings flow when one shares, ‘specially that Arab boy.
My apologies to Catholics, but too few of them have spoken out about a South AMerican socialist who wants to spend the worlds money as he sees fit.
He is so eager to spend others money that I am reminded of the old Jewish line - “With my guilt, and your gelt, we can do great things”.
Hmmnnn - maybe he isn’t really a Catholic after all.
Could it all be the Mossad?
This is one Pope they should make a “Prisoner of the Vatican”.
Don’t let him out—he’s crazy!
The Holy Father is either VERY VERY VERY sadly mis-infoermed, or else Satan has captured his soul....
Pray for the Pope, and his eternal soul. Pray for him, please.
I am no longer a Catholic until this clown is gone. I will just consider myself a christian until then.
The more I hear about this Pope, the more convinced I become that he’s a retard.
Apologists arriving to explain that the plain meaning of his [latest] supremely idiotic pronouncement means exactly the opposite of what it seems to mean in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Following in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI.
The Pope is a dope
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