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Pope: Enough with slaughters in Iraq

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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 02:40 PM
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Pope: Enough with slaughters in Iraq


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Pope Benedict XVI issued one of his strongest appeals for peace in Iraq on Sunday, days after the body of the kidnapped Chaldean Catholic archbishop was found near the northern city of Mosul.
The pope also denounced the 5-year-long Iraq war, saying it had provoked the complete breakup of Iraqi civilian life.

"Enough with the slaughters. Enough with the violence. Enough with the hatred in Iraq!" Benedict said to applause at the end of his Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square.
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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 02:40 PM
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You know its bad when a hypocritical Pope calls for peace.

Then again, he only said so because a Catholic archbishop was killed. Regardless, he is calling for peace. This is actually something I can agree with Benedict.


Benedict said Rahho's dedication to the Catholic Church and his death compelled him to "raise a strong and sorrowful cry" to denounce the violence in Iraq spawned by the war that began five years ago this week.

"At the same time, I make an appeal to the Iraqi people, who for the past five years have borne the consequences of a war that provoked the breakup of their civil and social life," Benedict said.

He urged them to raise their .s and reconstruct their life through "reconciliation, forgiveness, justice and coexistence among tribal, ethnic and religious groups."

The Vatican strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In its aftermath, Benedict has frequently criticized attacks against Iraqi Christians by Islamic extremists. Last year, he urged President Bush to keep the safety of Iraqi Christians in mind.


The Vatican opposed the invasion of Iraq, yet did nothing during the Holocaust. There is no way the church can act with any moral authority here.

Does anyone remember the Inquisition?

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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 02:44 PM
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Interesting... in the same few days we have the Dali Llama asking for peace and now we've got the pope...

For me it's good news...


[edit on 16-3-2008 by mr-lizard]



posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 02:50 PM
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Its certainly positive to hear the leader of the Catholic church stand up and say enough.

Where has he been for the past 5 years though? Oh, that's right. He had to create the new sins instead.



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