Thursday, 24 September 2015

Pope Francis is neither a Republican, nor a Democrat.

Pope Francis is neither a Republican, nor a Democrat.


In his wonderfully crafted speech to a joint session of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
today (24th September 2015),  he probably offended Democrats and Republicans alike.

In that same speech he probably also encouraged Republicans and Democrats alike.


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That's because Pope Francis , in his role as the "Servant of the Servants of God" has a role which rises above partisan, nationalistic and sectarian politics.

Truly he is a leader with a word for all:  - 

Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists,and atheists/ agnostics  alike. 

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Here is an extract from  this Pope's  generous, universal, and  truthful speech to the Joint Session today ( via my good friend Paul Walker)

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"A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms.

 But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners

The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps. 

We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within."

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