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Fears Grow For Pope's Safety In Brazil
The Telegraph ^ | July 24, 2013l | Nick Squires and Donna Bowater

Posted on 07/24/2013 3:10:57 AM PDT by Biggirl

The Pontiff was forced to arrive at Guanabara palace, the house of the governor of Rio state, by military helicopter, as protesters clashed with riot police using tear gas, water cannon and stun grenades.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer
KEYWORDS: brazil; popefrancis; wyd
God Bless Pope Francis.

Prayers for his safety.

1 posted on 07/24/2013 3:10:57 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
The Pontiff was forced to arrive....by military helicopter....tear gas, water cannon...stun grenades

Good grief that sounds like a scene from some 60s-70s B grade sci-fi zombie-apocalyptic flick.

Here's hoping no harm comes to anyone there.

2 posted on 07/24/2013 3:28:42 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Biggirl

Isn’t he FROM Brazil??


3 posted on 07/24/2013 3:39:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Argentina. Neighbors, but worlds apart.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 3:43:59 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Biggirl
"We've got nothing against the pope," said Christopher Creindel, a 22-year-old art student from Rio who was protesting outside the palace. "This protest is against our politicians."

I'm sure Pope appreciates it! (Sigh)

5 posted on 07/24/2013 4:00:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Thomas will explain everything.")
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To: Yossarian

Thanks. Brazil is DANGEROUS??? Argentina NOT??


6 posted on 07/24/2013 4:11:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Biggirl

Brazil is about to implode. It will be good. We need to see what happens when an intellectual/economic underclass rebels against the upper class. Oh, wait, the French Revolution, that’s right. It’s happened before.

If I were in Brazil, I would be leaving.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 4:13:03 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

Just the place where you want to hold the World Cup and the Olympics. Are those organizations crazy?


8 posted on 07/24/2013 4:20:58 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mitch5501

And the Summer Olympics are there in 2016. It ought to be interesting.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 4:46:25 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Yossarian

Remember that Brazil was a colony of Portagual, Argentina, a colony of Spain.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 5:08:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Amen to that.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 5:12:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: txrefugee

Well Brazil has given to the World Cup its greatest player, Pele, the Michael Jordan of soccer.

As for the Olympics, a first for South America.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 5:16:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: txrefugee
Just the place where you want to hold the World Cup and the Olympics. Are those organizations crazy?

Makes one wonder how they're going to insure those events. Is the local government crazy?

13 posted on 07/24/2013 5:27:57 AM PDT by farsny
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To: Born to Conserve

I just got home from daily mass and I have 3 young adult pilgrims from my parish church who are attending WYD. They got to see the Pope come to Rio go by in the car he was in. The people of Brazil I had seen in a sprcial parish website set-up for this pilgrimage of the 3 young people are so very wonderful, warm, and welcoming folks. Even the protesters are leaving this Pope alone. Talked to a parishoner who had an iPad and was going to show to friends who did not have computers.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Born to Conserve

Well you can say the same thing about the USA as well, look for the Tea Party movement to be reborn.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 5:38:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: farsny

Is their a world famous insurance company in London, UK that insures big events?


16 posted on 07/24/2013 5:39:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl; txrefugee

Yes, Lloyds. They’ve been in the business for centuries, presumably because they know when to avoid powder-keg situations, as alluded to above.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 5:48:56 AM PDT by farsny
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To: farsny

Well they most likely had to insure 2012 summer games in London and London has its share of characters.

If not Lloyds, there must be an insurance company that does it.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: txrefugee
Just the place where you want to hold the World Cup and the Olympics. Are those organizations crazy?

Just remember, the International Olympic Committee still decided that Brazil was better than Chicago.

19 posted on 07/24/2013 6:19:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: KarlInOhio

True.

At least the folks in Brazil are very welcoming.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Exactly why are these idiots protesting the Pope?


21 posted on 07/24/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT by Jean2
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They are not protesting the Pope, more like the government and its spending for World Cup Soccer Championship and the Summer Olympics. They pretty much are leaving the Pope alone.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Thank you for clearing that up.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 9:56:19 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: Jean2

Your welcome!


24 posted on 07/24/2013 9:59:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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