Pope Francis Goes Off-Script to Call for an End to Violence

Speaking off the cuff, he questioned, “What is happening in the heart of humanity?”

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From a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis used his first public appearance of 2014 to call for a spirit of community on Earth and an end to violence in the world.

Francis called on people to “work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the Associated Press reports.

“We are all children of one heavenly father,” he said. “We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny.”

At one point, Francis, who has been personally invested in seeking an end to the ongoing civil war in Syria, expressed exasperation with the state of things on Earth. Putting aside his prepared remarks, he said, “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity? It’s time to stop.”

[AP]

5 comments
PickaUraNosea
PickaUraNosea

It IS long past time for all of the secular violence to stop on this planet.   Why can we all not be like the two main Buddhaist sects who, in 3300 years, have NEVER fought a war with one another?

JohnNagel
JohnNagel

Speaking of Humanity, this is Bob Woodward talking about psychotronic weaponry use in Iraq, which HE NEVER REPORTED ON. HE IS A DISGRACE TO HIS PROFESSION. He reported on a minor crime story and got rich, but passed on the biggest story of all time. Now these weapons are being used against us! The Brain Invaders segment on Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory says that this so-called "mind control" technology has been used against Occupy and huge numbers of US citizens by the Obama administraiton / look Brain Invaders up on youtube. Why should you care? Because you could be next...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhOUFYjTDM

epitygxanwn
epitygxanwn

Yes, we are all children of one heavenly Father, but some of us are more disobedient than others. Far too few of his children have taken the long road back that the Prodigal Son took. Most prefer to stay far away, and it is all too easy to tempt them to violence.


In fact, Rome has been taking advantage of this for centuries, stoking anti-Orthodox violence in the Balkans, Baltics and even Ukraine. So even though this Roman Pope is different from those predecessors of his, it still sounds odd for him to complain about it.

lighthouse333
lighthouse333

The violence and corruption and abomination of damnation never never never end until YOU convert back to the truth doctrines that Jesus Christ had taught and sent down to Peter for over 2000 years. YOU and VATICAN II deliberately compromised with Satan & Lucifer to destroy the church and therefore the whole world contaminated with devils. 


YOU, AND THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARE NO LONGER BE THE SALT FOR THIS WORLD. THEREFORE, YOUR CONVICTION AS JESUS SAID IS AT HAND UNLESS YOU QUICKLY CONVERT THE CHURCH NOW. 

anthonygill08
anthonygill08

@PickaUraNosea  It's tough to compare Buddhist faiths to Abrahamic faiths.  Buddhists are peaceful because they know that if someone isn't ready to understand the nature of things, then they simply aren't ready, and that's ok.  If a child isn't ready to learn how to do algebra, then you wait until they are ready.  Or maybe they'll never be ready.  Regardless, you do what you can for them while they struggle through without it.


Abrahamic faiths are somewhat mandated to let every human being know about God, and woe to those who disagree.  Their disagreement is at best a sad thing, at worse an affront to God that may or may not need be punished.


A Buddhist would never punish non-believers.  In their mind, the non-believer is just so wrapped up in their own delusion that they can't be helped.  They are plugged into the Matrix and are content to play by those rules.