Skip to comments.Argentinean Jewish group proposes Francis for Nobel Peace prize
Posted on 07/08/2013 4:02:53 AM PDT by NYer
THE POPE WITH HIS FRIENDS
Relatives and friends of victims of the worst attack on Jews since World War II, which took place in Buenos Aires in 1994, are nominating Pope Francis for the Nobel Prize for Peace.
The group announced this after a 90-minute private audience with him in the Vatican on July 5, during which he expressed support for their effort to find out the truth about the attack that happened nineteen years ago, and obtain justice.
The attack took place on the morning of July 18, 1994. A car bomb destroyed the AMIA, (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, leaving 85 dead and 300 wounded. It was the deadliest terrorist attack ever in Argentina's history and came just two years after the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy there. An official Argentinean government report in 2006 identified Iranian and Hezbollah figures as responsible for the attack but to-date no one has been brought to justice.
Count on me, the Pope told them during the meeting. He encouraged them to continue their efforts because this is the only way and it is necessary to arrive at the real truth as quickly as possible, which will take us to justice. only in that way can you have the peace you seek. It is only in this way that you can have the peace you seek, he told them.
Sadly it is money not man that is in the image and likeness of God (today), the Pope said. The rise and fall of the stock-markets in New York, Tokyo or London make more news that the deaths by violence or hunger that are happening in the world, he added.
At the time of the bombing, Bergoglio was an auxiliary bishop in Buenos Aires, but he was the first public figure to sign a petition condemning the attack and calling for justice. Leaders of Argentinas 250,000 Jews - most of them live in Buenos Aires, consider him a friend and are grateful for his solidarity then and his ongoing support. Jewish community leaders around the world noted that his words and actions "showed solidarity with the Jewish community" in the aftermath of that deadly attack.
On the afternoon of July 5, family members and friends of the victims of the AMIA attack visited Pope Francis in Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse which he has made his residence. The group included Sergio Burstein who thanked the Pope for universalizing their quest for justice. Other members of the group including three mothers who lost their sons - Rosa Barreiro , Olga Degtiar, Graciela Linial de Furman, and Daniel Komarovsky, They were accompanied by their human rights and international lawyers, Alicia Oliveira a close friend of the Pope, and Eduardo Valdes.
Rosa Barreiro, whose 5-year old son Sebastian was the youngest victim in the attack, said she was deeply moved by the meeting with Pope Francis. She gave him her childs apron, the last piece of clothing she had of him.
Another mother, Olga Degtiar, who lost her son Christian, told him I do not want to die without knowing who killed him, while Graciela Liniado de Furman, who also lost her son Fabian, said the meeting with the Pope was something that gave her the greatest happiness in these past 19 years..
During the meeting, Daniel Komarovsky said he believed that the only way to reduce the distances between people is to promote the dialogue between religions, and in this context he proposed Pope Francis as the groups candidate for the Nobel Prize for peace because of the work he has done.
In a press statement issued after the meeting, the Group said Pope Francis explained that he is not accustomed to receive prizes or other distinctions, but felt he could not oppose the initiative since it came from a group of relatives of victims of the AMIA attack.
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KENNETH HAYNES, IrishCentral.com - June 28, 2013, 3:36
...but Dennis Rodman feels he should get the prize...../s
Anyone who is against capitalism, as Francis is, is ultimately an enemy of peace.
But I guess in these Orwellian times, that would be a qualification for a peace prize.
” Anyone who is against capitalism, as Francis is, is ultimately an enemy of peace.”
Here is a complete, searchable link of all of his homilies since being elected Pope: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwykA6b5jMtMbkh5SlBHUEhHRTA&usp=sharing
Please back up your allegation.
As reported in this thread ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2997269/posts), he made the following statement while still Archbishop of Buenos Aries:
” The challenge to eradicate poverty cannot be truthfully met as long as the poor continue to be dependents of the State. The government and other organizations should instead work to create the social conditions that will promote and protect the rights of the poor and enable them to be the builders of their own future. To those who are now promising to fix all your problems, I say, Go and fix yourself.”
Enemy of capitalism, huh?
It's just like the Zimmerman case: the MSM have a toxic narrative which comes before everything else.
In this case they've
twisted changed Francis's words because they want to equate Catholicism to Communism (to rehabilitate Communism).