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Francis Remembers Thatcher's Promotion of Freedom
Zenit ^ | 4/8/13

Posted on 04/08/2013 4:46:59 PM PDT by markomalley

Pope Francis says he is appreciative of the Christian values that underpinned Margaret Thatcher's commitment to service and promotion of freedom.

He affirmed this in a message sent today on his behalf by his secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

The former British prime minister died today from a stroke. She was 87.

"His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher," the papal message stated. "He recalls with appreciation the Christian values which underpinned her commitment to public service and to the promotion of freedom among the family of nations. Entrusting her soul to the mercy of God, and assuring her family and the British people of a remembrance in his prayers, the Holy Father invokes upon all whose lives she touched God’s abundant blessings."

From London, the archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, also sent condolences: "It was with sadness that we heard the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher, who served this country for many years both as a Member of Parliament and as Prime Minister. We pray for the repose of her soul and for the intentions of her family and all those who now mourn for her."

TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Politics
Thatcher’s last stand in the House of Commons:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

VERY, VERY, VERY well worth an investment of 45 minutes of your time.

1 posted on 04/08/2013 4:46:59 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

A classy tribute by the Pope. Compare this to Obama’s self-serving statement.

2 posted on 04/08/2013 4:58:06 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Very nice.

Did Obama even MENTION freedom? I don’t think he did. He tried to make her life and death all about “an example to women”, “the glass ceiling” other words, feminism.

3 posted on 04/08/2013 5:24:28 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Obama doesn't understand freedom except that it's counter to his socialist dictatorship philosophy.

There was nothing at all heartfelt about his remarks. The same standard nonsense put together by a staffer, complete with as many mentions of Obama and Michelle as possible. I said this before: Obama probably doesn't even know who Baroness Thatcher was.

4 posted on 04/08/2013 5:32:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

The classiest from an Argentine, I’d bet.

5 posted on 04/08/2013 5:51:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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