Pope Francis Calls for World Day of Prayer/Fasting for Peace in Syria - Sept 7th

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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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September 7th will be a World Day of Prayer for Peace in Syria. Pope Francis has called for prayers and fasting, and says the Vatican will have special liturgies .. 5 hour liturgies .. on that day. He's asking Catholics, and all 'people of good will' to join in prayers for peace for Syria especially on that day.

I don't know why he picked September 7th. Maybe it has to do with logistics in putting this together. It's a Saturday so maybe it is to coincide with the Jewish sabbath?? Do Muslims have a special day of prayer? (I don't know).

Anyways ... something that could have a positive effect on this situation that seems to be out of control. Perhaps this can bring people together and make something good out of a situation that is convoluted, out of control, and downright evil.

Pope Francis calling for peace and prayer .... other leaders around the world (both political and religious) calling for war and death and destruction. A large distinction between the two different approaches.

NBC News

Pope Francis on Sunday urged the international community to seek a negotiated solution to the conflict in Syria and announced he would lead a worldwide day of prayer for peace in the country on September 7.

The pope asked the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world to pray for peace in Syria on September 7 and said he would lead a special service at the Vatican.

He invited other Christians, members of other religions and all "people of good will" to join the Catholic initiative on September 7 in any way they saw fit.


France - Pope Announces World Day of Prayer for Peace in Syria

Pope Francis has called for the world to unite in a day of fasting and prayer for Syria on Saturday and said "God and history" would judge anyone using chemical weapons.

"May the cry for peace enter the hearts of everyone so that they may all lay down their weapons," the pope told thousands of pilgrims at the Vatican on Sunday.

The pope announced that the prayers would be led by a five-hour vigil in St Peter's Square, telling the international community it should make "every effort" for peace.


AFP - Pope Announces World Day of Prayer for Peace in Syira

"I condemn with particular force the use of chemical weapons. I still have in my mind and heart the terrible images of the past days," he said.

"There is judgment from God and from history on our actions that no one can escape."

"Weapons and violence do not lead to peace, war leads to more war," he said.
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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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The Vatican's Jesuit military commander asks for peace and prayers...............lol. Fool.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by DrunkYogi
The Vatican's Jesuit military commander asks for peace and prayers...............lol. Fool.

This is a peaceful man. He's not a military leader. There is no Jesuit army trying to take over the world. That's a bunch of nonsense sucked up by those who want it to be true. This call for prayer and fasting for Syria is a wonderful thing. It's a lot better than those world/religious leaders calling for JIHAD in Syria or calling for airplanes to drop bombs.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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So we have all to starve ourselves for a day on the advice of a Man who is probably at some level responsible for the Syrian fiasco in the first place??? WTF!

The Vatican and hence the Pope are well known for there connections to the current Banking houses, aka The Black Nobility, aka our Illuminati masters!


Trust me fasting and praying won't sort the situation, nor will direct military intervention on our part.

All that will come from "There" meddling in this is the worst parts from the bible! But then again that is exactly what the Vatican wants!

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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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Well... that is 6 days from now, which is a long time.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by andy06shake
the advice of a Man who is probably at some level responsible for the Syrian fiasco in the first place???

Oh come on .... that's ridiculous.
ATS Thread - Syria - It all comes down to religion and oil pipelines
This prayerful old man from South America has NOTHING to do with the gas/oil pipelines. And he certainly hasn't got anything to do with Muslims killing other Muslims because they aren't the right kind of 'muslim'



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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Excellent message and I hope the world takes notice.

I was just reading a new thread about the military refusing to take action.....if ordered to bomb. Sep 7 is my husband's birthday - so I doubt we'll be fasting - but I pray every day for peace; and lately I'm too high-strung, on-edge and tense to eat much anyway.

Thanks for posting this. At least ONE world leader is speaking up. Prayer is great - but it won't stop the warmongers; history has taught us that.

Still, a COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS effort of the many billions of people who WANT PEACE is worth a shot! Can't hurt, that's for sure.

S/F


EDIT:
Oh!! It's YOUR thread, FF! S/F over there, too!! (military stand down)
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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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This call for prayer and fasting for Syria is a wonderful thing. It's a lot better than those world/religious leaders calling for JIHAD in Syria or calling for airplanes to drop bombs.
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Sorry Flyer, I just don't see a wonderful thing. Does this pope expect all Syrians to say, "Oh hey, the pope is praying, I guess I'll put down my gun."

Not gonna happen. Praying for world peace before a war doesn't do any good or any evil, but praying for a war to stop is a waste of time. People actually have to DO something to end this crisis.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by wildtimes
Excellent message and I hope the world takes notice.

What would be nice ... if the religious leaders in the middle east and persian area take notice that this man of peace is calling for peace and prayer. Maybe instead of them calling for jihad and bloodshed, they will instead call for a day of prayer for peace as well. It's a long shot ... they seem addicted to blood .... but perhaps something good could come of this. I think Pope Francis is setting a great example in this area.


Oh!! It's YOUR thread, FF! S/F over there, too!! (military stand down)

Yep



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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"This prayerful old man from South America has NOTHING to do with the gas/oil pipelines."

I think we would all be rather surprised as to the Vatican's involvement regarding the current political and social upheavals in the whole off the Middle East never mind just Syria. All wars have religious connotations to some degree or another, has it not always been so?

The whole thing is about control in the end and religion is one of the best control constructs humanity has ever devised.

"And he certainly hasn't got anything to do with Muslims killing other Muslims because they aren't the right kind of 'muslim'"

I think its rather more complicated than that but in the end its all about religion and the Pope and Vatican know there stuff on that particular subject.

Praying for this to end well is just like burning ones head in the sand IMHO!



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
Sorry Flyer, I just don't see a wonderful thing. Does this pope expect all Syrians to say, "Oh hey, the pope is praying, I guess I'll put down my gun."

No. But it could shame the Imams and other religious/world leaders ... those that keep calling for JIHAD and for bloodshed based on religious reasons.

Praying for world peace before a war doesn't do any good or any evil, but praying for a war to stop is a waste of time.

I'm not saying something magical or miraculous will happen ... i'm thinking PSYCHOLOGICAL. The people in that part of the world are seeped in religion. If they see a religious world leader calling for prayer and fasting (which they themselves do) for peace ... then perhaps their own religious sensibilities will kick in and they too will pray for peace. If they pray for it .... they'll want it ... and action could follow.

People actually have to DO something to end this crisis.

I see the pope doing what the pope can do .. set an example of trying to be peaceful and remind people of faith (whatever faith they are) that if they ask for peace, then they want it, and they can try to make it happen.

Maybe I see too much in this. But I still think that seeing a religious leader call for peaceful prayer is a MUCH better example than seeing religious leaders call for jihad and bloodshed.

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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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You are welcome to your opinion.
And yes, I know the Vatican has been a cesspool of corruption. However, this fella from South America seems to be trying to clean things up that those who came before him have messed up. And HE hasn't had anything to do with causing the actions in Syria. That's pretty clear.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:47 AM
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"You are welcome to your opinion. And yes, I know the Vatican has been a cesspool of corruption. However, this fella from South America seems to be trying to clean things up that those who came before him have messed up. And HE hasn't had anything to do with causing the actions in Syria. That's pretty clear."

All im saying is that we should be worried regarding the current situation over there and that prayer and fasting might not cut it in regards as to fixing the problems.

When the Vatican decide to have an opinion on anything these days there is generally some kind of ulterior motive.

I will give you this, the current Pope seems generally more trustworthy than his Nazi Brown Shirt JESUIT predecessor but I don't know if that's actually more worrying since as you have said yourself the organization has been nothing more than cesspool of corruption, I would add throughout recorded history, there recorded history.
LoL

I'm just saying we should take note when the Pope/Vatican express an opinion as it seldom bodes well.
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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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I see the pope doing what the pope can do .. set an example of trying to be peaceful and remind people of faith (whatever faith they are) that if they ask for peace, then they want it, and they can try to make it happen.


Does anyone know if the pope has asked Asaad to step down in order to save lives? This would actually be doing something.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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reply to post by jiggerj
 

I have heard no information on anything like that. It COULD be ... but I haven't heard it. This pope is very different from others. He's not as political. He's more interested in the spiritual. By him trying to set an example of what a religious leader should be doing, I"m sure he's trying to get the religious leaders in that area to also do the same ... stop the JIHAD rhetoric. That would be helpful. A chunk of the killing over there is muslim killing muslim because those muslims aren't 'muslim enough' ....

Assad wouldn't listen if the pope asked him to step down.
He won't listen to anyone. He's got an ego the size that most world leaders have. BIG.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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that wil be to late i'm afraid...



posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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Francis the Fascist Pope?




posted on Sep, 2 2013 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by DrunkYogi
The Vatican's Jesuit military commander asks for peace and prayers...............lol. Fool.


*grin*

well phrased



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:38 AM
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How is he a fascist?

This is a very old man, who isn't healthy, asking the world to pray for peace.

That's it. It's a good idea.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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reply to post by FlyersFan
 


People these days are jaded and unwilling to trust anyone in a position of power. Cant blame them, however I appreciate this mans message and your reasoning and mentality regarding his message.

You made very good points about the psychological aspects of a message like this while others just say evil, evil , evil. I respect others opinions but respect some more than others
. I'm sure you can assume who's side I'm on.

I guess preaching about peace and tolerance isnt as exciting as hearing about chemical weapons, deaths and military standoffs but I prefer the first message. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

The saying " Dont judge a man by the sins of his father" should apply here towards francis. We can not judge this man by the actions of others. Instead lets judge this man by his actions





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