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Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land
Original source: Catholic News.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Francis X. Rocca

Posted on 06/09/2014 8:45:24 AM PDT by Welchie25

Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil.

“More than once we have been on the verge of peace, but the evil one, employing a variety of means, has succeeded in blocking it,” the pope said June 8 at an evening ceremony in the Vatican Gardens. “That is why we are here, because we know and we believe that we need the help of God.”

The pope addressed his remarks to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during an “invocation for peace” in the Holy Land, to which he had invited them during his visit to the region two weeks earlier.

“I was young, now I am old. I experienced war, I tasted peace,” Peres said in an English portion of his statement. “Never will I forget the bereaved families, parents and children, who paid the cost of war. And all my life I shall never stop to act for peace for the generations to come. Let’s all of us join hands and make it happen.”

The event, at which Christians, Muslims and Jews prayed in each other’s presence, was almost certainly the first of its kind at the Vatican, according to Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ecumenism; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; endtimes; holyland; israel; lastdays; peace; pope; popefrancis; prayer
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No, the pope is supposed to be given divine inspiration directly from God. Therefore the opinion of the pope is supposed to be infallible.

Um, actually not.

If you look at it as "God will strike a Pope dead before He allows him to officially promulgate error", you would be closer the mark.

In any case that only pertains to the teaching office of the Church. Popes can be--and have been--wrong in their personal opinions.

41 posted on 06/09/2014 12:24:06 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Uhh...no. Only Jesus Christ is God incarnate.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sorry that’s wrong too.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 12:46:39 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Welchie25

Just watched the CNN segment on the prayer session. I think this was a unique and special event. The fact that major representatives of the Jewish, Catholic/Orthodox and Muslim religions gathered together in prayer was pretty amazing. In this instance I will defer to God’s response to Jonah’s anger over calling Nineveh to repent. I would hope we don’t worry more about the gourd than the opportunity for God to show us His Mercy (yet again). Just sayin....


44 posted on 06/09/2014 1:35:17 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Isn’t being infallible render one God or a god?”

Nope. See that? I just said something that is infallibly true. Yet I am neither God nor a god.

And let’s face it: Unless you can name the specific points of papal infallibility, you’re too ignorant to make any intelligent comments about the issue.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 2:30:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“No, the pope is supposed to be given divine inspiration directly from God. Therefore the opinion of the pope is supposed to be infallible.”

False.

1) Papal infallibility is about a negative protection of the Holy Spirit. It is not in any way a “divine inspiration directly from God.”

2) No opinion of the pope can be infallible - that’s why it’s called an opinion.


46 posted on 06/09/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The fact is that one of my neighbors claims to be God, and I haven’t been able to disprove it yet.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by DPMD
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