Skip to comments.French Cardinal ‘Urged Iraqi Christians to Remain in Homeland’
Posted on 08/01/2014 7:06:33 AM PDT by marshmallow
Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by Islamist terrorists should not flee their country, a French cardinal reportedly said this week.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon celebrated Mass in St Josephs Church, Ankawa, and was quoted as telling the Iraqis that Pope Francis wanted Christians to remain there.
Sahar Mansour, a refugee who attended the July 28 Mass for peace in Iraq, said the cardinal told the congregation of more than 1,000 people, many of whom had fled Mosul as the city fell to Islamic State fighters in June, that the Popes wish was for them to be strong and stay in their homeland and to follow the example of Christ.
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Agreed. Christ endured suffering and execution for an important reason. For everyday people, unless there is a holy calling to martyrdom, preservation of life is important. To be a true martyr requires a significant discernment.
Philippe Cardinal Barbarin is, I assume, booked on the next flight to Iraq.
War with Islam.
Coming soon to a country near you.
Sooner or later, you’ve got to realize Islam is evil.
Pure unadulturated evil.
Pure slimy unadulaterated evil.
And it must be handled in an appropriate manner.
Ya, when do the Templars arrive?
Unless they’re going to provide some significant backup in the form of military grade hardware, they have no business urging fellow Christians to stay in harms way.
Talk about naive!
Americans, LOCK and LOAD.
However, methinks that those Christians will be applying for visas to...anywhere else.
what a tremendous witness that would be if some of the most senior and pious elders stood shoulder to shoulder with the Iraqi Christians ! Will Pope Francis or this cardinal do it ?
Easy to say when you park your ass on a throne in the safe and comfy climes of the Vatican. These Christians are being systematically exterminated and their sons and daughters are being raped and beheaded.
The pope should either make a visit to Mosul and make his statement there in the open.. or (ONCE AGAIN) STFU!
Hell, no he won't.
I’d volunteer to be on that plane if they asked me. I would not however want my Pope on that plane. I don’t see that he has told the Iraqi Christians to stay there. If there is a direct quote from a credible source I would like to see it. Plus, the Pope is a lot more than just a human being. As shown with St. JP, he’s a target.
volunteering is going without being asked.
I completely agree with your post.
Also, note this from yesterday’s news:
“The Archbishop of Lyon has travelled to Iraq to show the countrys Christians his solidarity. I will say the Our Father in Aramaic until you are finally able to return home. French visas are not the solution
I’m guessing if I show up to get on his plane they wouldn’t let me go. LOL. I’m not even going to Mexico unless I’m on a tour with a group of people. I don’t fear death but would prefer it be with a group of like minded people.
Sounds like an historic parallel would be requiring the German Jewish popultaion to remain in Germany pre-
I heard a story about someone moved by a terrorist attack to do a variation on the Texas 3 step. 1. Sell all belongings worth money. 2. Buy a one way ticket to the danger zone. 3. Live amongst the survivors and victims as a volunteer. Crazy, probably didn't have any kids. Also heard four others from different countries showed up within days of each other. Probably all were crazy.
The Pope has completely lost it.
How can he suggest that ANYONE with a Christian identity stay in a war ravaged land that is controlled by Islamic terrorists?
This is insanity, pure and simple.
He is literally protected by his own army, police and other security details that number into the thousands....
And the Pope is telling these people to “hold out” while they are outnumbered 1000 to 1 by people who want them dead?