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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:03 PM

Pope On Critics: Its An Honor If The Americans Attack Me

By NICOLE WINFIELD
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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged his growing opposition within the conservative right-wing of the U.S. Catholic Church and said in off-hand remarks aboard the papal plane Wednesday it is “an honor if the Americans attack me.”

Francis commented on critics of his papacy when he received a copy of a new book about his detractors in the United States, “How America Wants to Change the Pope.” Author Nicholas Seneze, who covers the Vatican for the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, presented it to Francis on a flight to southern Africa.

The plane landed in Maputo, Mozambique late in the afternoon. Francis is on a trip this that also takes him to Madagascar and Mauritius.

In his book, Seneze charts the fierce criticism of Francis among American conservatives who loathe his outreach to migrants and China, his denunciation of free-market capitalism, his environmental concerns and his relaxation of church rules on the death penalty and sacraments for civilly remarried Catholics. Some have gone so far as to accuse Francis of heresy.

The pope’s most outspoken conservative critics in the U.S. include Cardinal Raymond Burke, who Francis ousted as a Vatican supreme court justice, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon. Well-funded, right-wing Catholic media amplified their disapproval. Wealthy Catholics are putting money behind initiatives to discredit Francis’ allies with the goal of electing a conservative, doctrine-minded churchman as the next pope.

In presenting the book to Francis, Seneze explained that he had wanted to show Francis’ problems with the U.S. church and how Francis had responded with “spiritual weapons.”

“For me, it’s an honor if the Americans attack me,” Francis quipped. As he handed the book to an aide, the pope added “This is a bombshell.”

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:28 PM

1. He can go Pope himself

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:30 PM

2. Bet the Pope can draw a bigger crowd than your savior, "Dumb Donny"....

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:39 PM

3. And they don't even

have to be forced to attend with threats of not being paid...



https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/union-workers-ordered-go-to-trump-rally-or-dont-get-paid/




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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:07 AM

4. socialist communists need to be attacked. religion is nothing that you can hide behind.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:12 AM

5. Really? Tell that to your judeo-christian friends that cowering behind their "religion" as

their livelihood.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:22 AM

8. And those people are................?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 11:27 AM

10. I'm not jewish or christian, you fantasies are overloading your limited intelligence again.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:50 AM

6. Really? Tell that to the stalkers here who alert anything mocking Yahweh

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:29 AM

7. The Pope's a commie

as are most of the Catholic clergy in South America.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:08 PM

11. It's fun watching the pope tell the US to open its borders while he hides behind 40 ft walls & armed

security guards. That's almost as funny as him telling others to help the poor while he hoards tons of treasures behind those 40 ft walls that was given by church members to be used for helping the poor. Typical hypocrite........

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:51 AM

9. The pope playing the victim mentality card...too funny...LOL!!!

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