Skip to comments.Libero Quotidiano: "Islam: When Bergoglio attacked Ratzinger"
Posted on 08/23/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT by ebb tide
A story which happened in Buenos Aires eight years ago helps us to understand the position adopted by Pope Francis regarding the ISIS, the Islamic State which has embarked on a merciless hunt against Christians. Avoiding, as always, naming Islam and fanatic Muslims, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, invited stopping the unjust aggressors without any bombing or starting a war. A choice which does not seem to leave escape for the victims and for this judged sterile by many: believers (including Antonio Socci from these columns) and non-believers (the case of Massimo Cacciari).
In reality this intervention is perfectly in line with the ideas that Bergoglio expressed many years ago: always characterized by appeasement, and accommodating to those that the Pope, even recently, called our Muslim brothers. The most sensational episode goes back in fact to 2006, immediately after the discourse held by Joseph Ratzinger in the aula magna at Regensburg on September 12. On that occasion the German Pope had cited the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II: Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached. Words, explained Ratzinger, that he used to underline the essential relationship between faith and reason, and which did not imply an identical condemnation of Islam by the Pope. However this academic and theological subtlety was not understood by the Islamic world, which then, en-bloc attacked Ratzinger, who was also threatened with death.
The pontiff was hit, however, chiefly by accusations launched from some exponents in the Church. Among these, the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The future Pope did not speak in person. It was Father Guillermo Marcó, spokesman for Bergoglio. Speaking to the Argentine edition of the weekly Newsweek, he used extremely harsh tones: saying that Ratzingers declarations had been unfortunate. And more: I do not identify with the Popes words. I would have never used that citation. Concluding with: If the Pope does not recognize the values of Islam and it is left like that, in twenty seconds we will have destroyed everything that has been built over the last twenty years.
It was Marcó who spoke, but everyone knew that those sentences corresponded to the thought of his superior. So, while the Pope was defending his reasons before the Islamic world, one of the most influential voices in the Latin-American Church, in fact, sided with the Muslims. Words unheard of those of Bergoglios spokesman, so much so, that inside the Leonine Walls for a while it was all the talk, a Monsignor said to Clarín, one of the main daily newspapers in Argentina. Confronted with the scandal, Marcò sustained that he had said those things not as press agent for Bergoglio, but in quality as President of the Institute for Interreligious Dialogue, another office covered by him. A justification hard to believe, so much so that Rome put pressures on the Archbishop in order that he distance himself from him. How is it possible that your spokesman made such declarations and Bergoglio did not feel bound to contradict him and remove him immediately? a Vatican source asked Clarin. The priest, nevertheless, remained in his place. He was substituted some months* later, when a Minister of Internal Affairs, evidently considered more important than Benedict XVI, asked for his head for other reasons.
In the meantime, the Vatican had taken away one of Bergoglios men, the Jesuit Joaquín Piña, from the position of Archbishop of Puerto Iguazú: Piña had given declarations similar to Marcó's to the press. The English daily The Telegraph, reconstructing the incident, recounts that Rome warned Bergoglio that he would have also been removed if he had continued to delegitimize Ratzinger. And Bergoglio reacted by cancelling the trip that would have taken him to the Synod convoked by the Pope. But the story didnt end there. On February 22, 2011, the Apostolic Nuncio in Argentina, Archbishop Adriano Bernardini, precisely in Buenos Aires delivered a fiery sermon against Ratzingers enemies. The Holy Father," he said, is the victim of a persecution, he has been abandoned by the opponents of the Truth, but above all by certain priests and religious, not only bishops. Many of whom he was referring to were present there, in the church, right in front of him. Bernardini, today Nuncio in Italy, is not included in Pope Bergoglios book of friends.
Antonio Socci comments: From this news we deduce two important conclusions:
- Through his spokesman, Cardinal Bergoglio attacked Benedict XVI for his masterly discourse in Regensburg, and this makes sense of his present reticence about the Islamic butchers in Iraq. Cardinal Bergoglio attacked the Pope who came under attack from everyone as well as being under threat by the Islamic terrorists, even though - being a Cardinal he had the particular duty to defend the Holy Father.
- I want to speak to all those who are launching anathemas at me today saying, the Pope cant be criticized. What did Bergoglio do? He did it - even as a Cardinal, while the Pope was under threat.
[Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana] * Note: actually, he was replaced days later, but all Argentine periodicals at the time attributed this to Vatican pressure.
Byzantine Emperor Manuel II: Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
Why have we put up with Islam all these centuries? It is not a religion of peace.
true words well said
Because, for centuries, it was a backward religion confined to the world's geographical backwaters. As such, it was a annoyance to the civilized world only once every two or three hundred years.
Petroleum-dependent economies, global transportation and communication plus modern weapons technology have changed all of that.
Obviously, Jihadists do not have reasonable souls.
Notice that, even today, American politicians and the MSM shy away from pointing directly at Islamic teachings as the reason for muzzie terrorism throughout the world.
They keep on hemming and hawing about peaceful, militant, radical, devout and aggressive strains of islam but never indicate and point out that ALL muzzies get their religion from just ONE source — the Koran.
Get it? ONE source.
Ergo, ALL muzzies should be under the suspicion of being potential terrorists.
Ratzinger KNOWS what EVIL is....he’s SEEN IT up close and Personal with the Nazis.
Plus on top of it, Islam and Nazism are both the same.
Islam must be destroyed.
Revelation 20:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Pope St. John Paul II
Allah = SATAN.
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