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Pope Francis calls for day of prayer and fasting over Syrian conflict
http://www.abc15.com ^ | September 1, 2013

Posted on 09/03/2013 2:53:52 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

To robust applause from the gathered faithful, Pope Francis called Sunday for a day of prayer and fasting over the violence in Syria.

Devoting the totality of his weekly remarks in St. Peter's Square to the civil war in Syria, Francis invited "all men of good will" to join with Catholics on September 7 to take part in the prayer and fasting.

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This reminds me of JP2 pleading with Bush not to attack Iraq. He told him exactly what would happen, that the country would thrown into turmoil for years to come and thousands of Coptic Christians would be murdered and the rest ran out of the country. Bush laughed at him. Mr. "I go work with war on my mind" Bush was bound and determined to start his own little war, the consequences be damned. Replace Junior Bush with Obozo. Replace Iraq with Syria. Replace WMDs with........well WMDs. And off to war we go for the "winner" of the Nobel "Peace" Prize. And once again, it makes absolutely no difference how many American will die or how many Syrians will die, and certainly makes no difference how many Christians will die. Barack O'Bush wants his own war and nothing will stop him from getting it. And all the worthless, sorry, braindead democrats that voted for him because he said he would "end the wars", will blindly follow over the cliff in Syria. The same group that crucified Bush for his warmongering.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 2:53:52 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
This reminds me of JP2 pleading with Bush not to attack Iraq. He told him exactly what would happen, that the country would thrown into turmoil for years to come and thousands of Coptic Christians would be murdered and the rest ran out of the country. Bush laughed at him. Mr. "I go work with war on my mind" Bush was bound and determined to start his own little war, the consequences be damned. Replace Junior Bush with Obozo. Replace Iraq with Syria. Replace WMDs with........well WMDs. And off to war we go for the "winner" of the Nobel "Peace" Prize.

I'm a bit late, but welcome to Free Republic, NKP_Vet. How long have you been a conservative?

2 posted on 09/03/2013 5:21:01 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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Prayer for Peace in Syria

 

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.


3 posted on 09/03/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Alex Murphy

63 years.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 5:56:12 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Salvation

“Violence never leads to peace, war leads to war, violence leads to violence,” Pope Francis emphatically stated.

Speaking with passion, the Pope reminded his listeners that acts of violence would always lead to unwanted consequences.

“There is the judgment of God, and also the judgment of history, upon our actions from which there is no escaping,” Pope Francis warned. “War brings on war! Violence brings on violence.”


5 posted on 09/04/2013 7:08:31 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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“Violence never leads to peace”

Well we know that’s not true.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 5:01:12 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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