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Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize
cna ^ | December 2, 2013

Posted on 12/04/2013 6:48:25 AM PST by NYer

Pope Francis led a prayer vigil for peace in Syria in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2013. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.
Pope Francis led a prayer vigil for peace in Syria in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2013. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2, 2013 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria.

The resolution was passed by an overwhelming majority and now goes to the Senate for ratification.  

Representative Oscar Martinez, who sponsored the resolution, described Pope Francis as “a man who throughout this year has been decisive in maintaining international peace through his clear position regarding the conflict in Syria.”

Since his election to the papacy, Pope Francis has made repeated calls for peace in Syria.  He sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 Summit in which he called on the international community to work for an end to the violence in Syria and to reject any military intervention.

The Syrian conflict has now dragged on for more than 2.5 years, since demonstrations sprang up nationwide on March 15, 2011 protesting the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president and leader of the country's Ba'ath Party.

In April of that year, the Syrian army began to deploy to put down the uprisings, firing on protesters. Since then, the violence has morphed into a civil war which has claimed the lives of more than 115,000 people. There are at least 2.2 million Syrian refugees in nearby countries, most of them in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.

An additional 6.5 million Syrian people are believed to have been internally displaced by the war.

The Syrian rebels are made up of a large variety of groups, including both moderates and Islamist extremists, as well as Kurds.

Reports that chemical weapons had been used against civilians in Syria, killing more than 1,400 people, led to a discussion of possible international military action. Pope Francis called for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace on Sept. 7.

After weeks of negotiation, an international agreement was reached to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons without a military strike.


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: argentina

1 posted on 12/04/2013 6:48:25 AM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/04/2013 6:48:43 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

He shall be in a GREAT COMPANY.....


3 posted on 12/04/2013 6:49:56 AM PST by traumer
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To: NYer

Considering some of the past awardees of that honor, if I was the Holy Father, I’d turn it down.

No, I’m not holding my breath.


4 posted on 12/04/2013 6:50:13 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: NYer
He in many ways seems to be the Obama Pope, so to me it makes sense. Been over two weeks in office before this nomination though.
5 posted on 12/04/2013 6:50:46 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NYer

For his “call to end violence in Syria”? Is that how low the bar is now? They’re giving out prizes for wishful thinking?


6 posted on 12/04/2013 6:52:16 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: NYer

Of course....he is just as qualified as Obama and AlGore.


7 posted on 12/04/2013 6:54:12 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Boogieman
For his “call to end violence in Syria”? Is that how low the bar is now? They’re giving out prizes for wishful thinking?

I'm trying to estimate how many Christian lives in Syria were "saved or created" by wishful thinking in the West. I'd nominate him for the peace prize if he'd call for another crusade to retake all the formerly Christian nations forced into Muslim slavery. You know - Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Lebanon ...

8 posted on 12/04/2013 6:58:29 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Boogieman
"If wishes were horses..."


9 posted on 12/04/2013 7:01:43 AM PST by oblomov
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To: markomalley; traumer
Considering some of the past awardees of that honor, if I was the Holy Father, I’d turn it down.

I would consider Mother Teresa to be good company.

10 posted on 12/04/2013 7:04:04 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Anyone can nominate anyone. I doesn’t mean anything but that the Argentine congress wants some attention. “Don’t pay any attention to our encroachment in the Falklands and on the border with Chile ... LOOK, A SQUIRREL!”


11 posted on 12/04/2013 7:04:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (Now with more LOL and less UNNNGH.)
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To: NYer
Yassar Arafat? Algore? THE WON?

The quality of the prize has gone down dramatically since 1979 (the year that Mother Teresa won) (IMHO).

12 posted on 12/04/2013 7:08:27 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley; NYer
I agree, the Nobel Peace Prize is a joke.

This latest "nomination" is just national boosterism on the part of the Argentines. That's all. They'll eat their words when he comes out against their belligerence on the Malvinas/Falklands.

13 posted on 12/04/2013 7:14:55 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Benedict was misunderstood and hated while Francis is misunderstood and loved.)
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To: markomalley

And leave the field to those people? That’d be a shame.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 7:31:50 AM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: oblomov

15 posted on 12/04/2013 8:06:46 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: NYer

No offense intended to the Pope, but when did we stop giving the prize to people who actually fostered peace? Let me recommend General SiSi of Egypt who removed from power a terrorist regime in Cairo devoted to wiping out Israel, that lynched Coptics in the street and burned their churches, supported by Baraqus Huseeinus Obama.

Is he not worthy of a peace prize for saving Egypt from becoming the next Gaza Strip?

Or hey, how about Putin, who prevented Obama from arming terrorists in Syria by humiliating him?


16 posted on 12/04/2013 8:07:45 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Mrs. Don-o
They'll eat their words when he comes out against their belligerence on the Malvinas/Falklands.

Will he come out against Argentina?

17 posted on 12/04/2013 8:07:46 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

What a contrast.


18 posted on 12/04/2013 8:09:51 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

A meaningless prize.

A bowling trophy has more meaning.

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19 posted on 12/04/2013 8:12:20 AM PST by Mears
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To: Jeff Chandler

I HOPE SO!

Back in 1982, Pope John Paul II intervened directly and dramatically to prevent war. Went straight to the Argentine people and British people --- especially the young adults, the ones who would be thrown into bloody conflict ---and said "Don't do this!!"

It's said that the Argentine President, Mrs Kirchner, has discarded recovering the Malvinas-Falklands by force. So they say. If it's true that there's no imminent risk of war, can't even imagine Pope Francis "intervening" to tell the U.K. to back off and share the islands' resources, or whatever it is the Left-Peronists want. And even less so since Papa Francesco is an Argentinian, which destroys any possibility of his being received as a fair, neutral arbitrator.

20 posted on 12/04/2013 8:47:42 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: trisham

I feel like I’m living in a Mel Brooks production.


21 posted on 12/04/2013 8:57:49 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
They'll eat their words when he comes out against their belligerence on the Malvinas/Falklands.

As long as they get the translation correct, LOL!

22 posted on 12/04/2013 8:59:22 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I wish I were. We could escape by riding our horses off of the lot.


23 posted on 12/04/2013 9:03:39 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Boogieman
"They’re giving out prizes for wishful thinking?"

Given his recent chat with Putin you should wait a month or so before you call it, wishful thinking".

24 posted on 12/04/2013 10:56:10 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory)
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To: Rashputin

I don’t think talking with Putin will amount to anything, since the aggressors in Syria are Putin’s enemies, not his allies.


25 posted on 12/04/2013 12:14:06 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: NYer

Exceptio probat regulam.

(exception that proves the rule)


26 posted on 12/04/2013 3:59:12 PM PST by traumer
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To: A CA Guy
He in many ways seems to be the Obama Pope

BUMP this to the top; some of the media seems to be also calling him now the next Obama as Pope.

27 posted on 12/05/2013 11:08:46 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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