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Pope opens Mideast trip
lamenting Syrian conflict

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/24/2014 12:57:15 PM

Amman, Jordan - Pope Francis called on Saturday for an "urgent" end to the Syrian civil war and lamented the refugee crisis it has spawned as he opened a three-day trip to the Middle East. During his first stop in Jordan, Francis also urged greater religious rights for minority Christians across the region, thanking King Abdullah II for encouraging a "climate of serene coexistence" between Christians and Muslims. "Religious freedom is in fact a fundamental human right and I cannot fail to express my hope that it will be upheld throughout the Middle East and the entire world," he said

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Good man doing a good thing. Please keep him safe in the Shadow of Your Wings along his travels in the Middle East.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 5/24/2014 1:31:11 PM     (No. 9860563)

It would behoove conservatives to admit why the same MSM that lies and covers-up on a daily basis for Dear Leader Barack Hussein has such sympathy for this pope, as opposed to the previous ones. Could it possibly be because Francis has repeatedly called for a socialist "redistribution" of wealth, in complete harmony with the "fundamental transformation" goals of Dear Leader Barack Hussein and the Democrats? Or am I missing something here?

Some popes have served the cause of human freedom, and some have not. It behooves everyone to admit that the veil of religion (which the Left most definitely is) should not blind one to underlying political motives.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 5/24/2014 1:54:12 PM     (No. 9860590)

Are Pope Francis´ rose colored glasses dimming his vision of reality? I think he is a big ? as a Christian leader if he ends up emboldening those who torture, kill and take from others.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 5/24/2014 3:06:04 PM     (No. 9860644)

I am very pleased to see his first stop in Jordan. King Abdullah is a good man who deserves more support. Countries that pledged to assist Jordan with the Syrian refugees are backing down. Christians in the Middle East need a champion more than ever. This pope is taking up their cause. I love him for that. He is a man of god and lives that every day. It´s not so easy in a modern world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYBruin, 5/24/2014 6:02:26 PM     (No. 9860721)

I encourage my fellow Ldotters to follow news of the Pope´s visit (& all his other activities) on the Vatican´s website rather than through the American media.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/24/2014 6:10:04 PM     (No. 9860724)

Followup to #4´s suggestion. See for yourself.

This evening EWTN will replay what was broadcast live earlier today.

Check their website for tomorrow´s broadcast schedule.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 5/25/2014 4:41:43 PM     (No. 9861588)

By all means. And don´t worry that the NSA will put you on a watch list; you´re already on it because you post here.

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