Will Pope Francis Become a Dupe of the Islamists?


The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Azhar University want to shake hands with the new Pope Francis. One of the first pledges he has made is to embrace interfaith dialogue with the Muslim world. Will he become the latest dupe of the “moderate” Islamists?

Pope Francis is a critic of Pope Benedict’s 2006 speech in Germany where he quoted a Byzantine Emperor that said “show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

It caused a rupture in relations between Muslim authorities and the Vatican, with almost 40 Muslim scholars signing a letter of protest. Five churches were attacked in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, reinforcing the negative depiction of their religion that they were so offended by.

Pope Benedict said he was “deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address at the University of Regensburg, which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims” and “These were in fact a quotation from a Medieval text which do not in any way express my personal thought.” It fell short of the direct apology that was demanded.

He tried to make amends by praying inside Turkey’s Blue Mosque and visiting Jordan in 2009, where he reflected upon the “common history” of the Abrahamic religions. He visited more mosques than any other pope, entering twice as many as his predecessor.

Pope Benedict’s reaction to the killing of 23 Egyptian Coptic Christians in a church bombing in 2011 was the last straw for Al-Azhar University. His offense was demanding that Muslim countries do more to protect non-Muslim minorities. Al-Azhar University suspended its dialogue with the Vatican because of his “repeated treatment of Islam in a negative way.”

Now, Al-Azhar University and the Muslim Brotherhood are reaching out to Pope Francis for a fresh start. The International Union of Muslim Scholars, a body led by Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi, said it is ready to engage the Vatican.

“We will work together for an integrated system of moral values and we will remain united to fight injustice, corruption and violations of human dignity in the world,” the Islamist group said.

As is often the case with Islamist interfaith outreach, there is a political objective. The Union emphasized, “We will remain united in defending the legitimate rights of the Palestinian and Syrian populations.” Qaradawi has previously shown his commitment to genuine dialogue by refusing to participate in interfaith events that include Israelis.

Pope Francis needs to know who is trying to become his interfaith liaisons. Qaradawi has also said that meetings with Christians are a “waste of time” because “they do not recognize Muslims and say that Muhammad…is dishonest and that he created [the] Koran and attributed it to himself.” On the other hand, Qaradawi views Islam as tolerant because “Muslims recognize Christianity, Jesus Christ, and his book and religion.” He also demands an apology for the Crusades, as if Islam’s history is absent of blemishes.

In other words, Christians are unreasonable because they don’t worship Mohammed. Islam is tolerant because it includes Jesus, even though it denies the central tenets of what Christians believe about him. What Qaradawi is advocating isn’t true interfaith dialogue. It is dawaa and a form of jihad.

Qaradawi’s dawaa-disguised-as-interfaith was on display in a speech he gave in Egypt in February 2011. He assured the Coptic Christians that the Brotherhood wishes them no harm. Then, he tried to lead everyone in Islamic prayer—including the Christian attendees.

The Muslim Brotherhood condemns anti-Christian violence by more hardline Salafists and points to it as proof of its “moderate” credentials. Every time the Islamists offer to protect Christians, they are actually advocating for an Islamic State. In such a state, Christians are protected if they pay the jizya tax. Egyptian President Morsi reportedly said that once Egypt becomes a Sharia state, Christians will have three choices: Convert to Islam, leave or pay the jizya.

A professor at Al-Azhar University, Dr. Mahmoud Shu’ban, said the same thing. He stated, “If non-Muslims were to learn the meaning of ‘jizya,’ they would ask for it to be applied—and we will apply it, just like Islam commands us to.”

Pope Francis should also be aware of how the Islamists plan to restrain Christianity. The Sharia-instituting Egyptian constitution says that “insulting prophets and messengers is forbidden.” This prevents non-Muslims from criticizing Islam when discussing their beliefs.

With Sharia as the law of the land, Christians can even be prosecuted for “blasphemy” for simply proclaiming their faith. Islamist judges can cite Sura 5:72 that says, “They do blaspheme who say: (Allah) is Christ the son of Mary” or Sura 5:73 that says, “They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah.”

These same Islamists who talk of friendship between Christians and Muslims want to kill any Muslim who leaves the faith. Recently, Qaradawi frankly admitted, “If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn’t exist today.”

Christians are also threatened by Islamists for standing against the creation of a Sharia state. The previously-mentioned Dr. Mahmoud Shu’ban of Al-Azhar University approves of the murder of Egyptian opposition figures (Muslim and non-Muslim) that dare to oppose the Muslim Brotherhood.

Brotherhood cleric Wagdy Ghoneim, who preached at rallies for Morsi during the presidential campaign, sounds like a pleasant interfaith partner when he says to Coptic Christians, “Respect yourselves and live with us and we will protect you…when you live in my country, it is forbidden for me to be unjust to you…” Then, he finishes with “but that doesn’t mean we are equal. No, no, no.”

He also warns Christians that their protection comes with conditions. He warned, “if you conspire and unite with the remnants [opposition] to bring Morsi down, that will be another matter…our red line is the legitimacy of Dr. Muhammad Morsi. Whoever splashes water on it, we will splash blood on him.”

The Pope and other Christian leaders must not be lulled into a false sense of security by the smooth semantics of the Islamists.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    I wonder if he'll work to help the Copts.

    • Drakken

      He will pray for them, other than that silence, and I am a Catholic.

    • LindaRivera

      Scroll down to my comment on that!

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        If this pontif doesn't realize how evil islam is, the church is in for a bumpy ride.

        People in the US have already voted with their wallets on sexual abuse and diocese have filed for bankruptcy over it. We don't have to listen to a Christian church leader, it's not like islam where people are murdered for wandering away.

        • patriothere

          The church is not going to condemn Islam. There are a billions Muslims in the world. It is the fastest growing religion in the world. There is no way you are going to destroy every muslim on this planet. Get those evil ideas out of your head.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And thanks to surah 9 it's the most dangerous. Ask Daniel Pearl.

          • Lan Astaslem

            The extraordinary little Israel fought off several muslim countries in wars and she's been victorious (I know how that fact burns you lowly Jew haters!). The US is capable of doing the same. Those two forces together? Better find something to hold onto – a tiny turd like you will get blown away in the dust.

          • Lan Astaslem

            that's a response to the dhimi that calls itself "patriot"

          • defcon 4

            Dhimmi? Or lying true believer?

        • LindaRivera

          Roger, I don't see your comment to me anymore! However, I copied and pasted the comment by the Christian Copt exactly as he posted it which was all in caps!

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Let's put it this way – if he pursues "interfaith dialogue" with Islamic jihadis, well, all bets are off. The fact of the matter is that it is this mantra, an obsession to "talk" others out of their murderous ways, which helps fuel the jihad, albeit unintentionally.

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, but that doesn't mean rational leaders shouldn't learn from past mistakes – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/12/a-global-conf

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Ricshard

      Do you actually believe that he has "good intentions"?!

  • Radegunda

    " we will remain united to fight injustice, corruption and violations of human dignity" — In Islam-speak, anything not Islamic is corrupt; justice = sharia; and human dignity means "perfect slavery to Allah."

  • Anamah

    Hope Pope Francis won't allow lies and tramp from these bad intentions and so dangerous individuals. I hope he will be on alert.

  • Luciano

    Let us pray for the Pope that he will not walk into a trap. Trust is earned not demanded. Respect is a two way street!

  • Michael Copeland

    More smooth semantics:
    “fight injustice” = “fight anything that obstructs Sharia”:
    “work together for an integrated system” = “work together for Sharia”
    “Muslims recognize Christianity”, but as one of the “remnant cults bearing the names of formerly valid religions such as “Christianity” and “Judaism” and which are not “acceptable to Allah” (Manual of Islamic Law w4.1(2)).

    “There is no such thing as a Christian religion,” says Islamic Cleric Hisham el-Ashri, founder of Egypt’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. http://www.JihadWatch.com 3 Mar 2013.

    Robert Spencer has it: “Muslim Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb explained: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.”

    “That’s what “interfaith dialogue” is for Islamic supremacists:” says Spencer, “a vehicle for proselytizing” (http://www.JihadWatch.com 26 Mar 2013), as Ryan Mauro rightly points out.

    • defcon 4

      I wonder if the dishonest semantics being utilized here are an example of kitman? Because it's not really out and out lying…

  • pierce

    Plain and simple "Do not trust the Brotherhood".

    • Drakken

      Do not trust Islam period!

  • Michael Copeland

    “The reason why the Vatican became a “city within the city” in Rome with fortifications was due to repeated attacks by Muslims (Saracens).” Fjordman, Europeans as Victims of Islamic Colonialism, http://www.sheikyermami.com 2009.07.27

  • Michael Copeland

    Remember the muslim interfaith dialogue from Norway:
    “We do not wish to live together with dirty beasts like you.” http://www.barenakedislam.com Dec 4, 2012

    • defcon 4

      I'm certain muslimes always have a place for dirty, infidel/kufar beasts — as slaves.

  • Freda

    Thank you for a brilliant article. Also for the above comments. I see that we are all concerned for this outstandingly fine human being.

    My instinct is to trust Pope Francis. But who can tell about the "diplomatic necessaries" which he will probably encounter. It will be like walking through a minefield.
    I hope and pray that "He Will Overcome "

  • geneww1938

    Religion is an organized business of like minded believers.

    Regardless of how, where and with whom individuals practice their faith, God made it very clear in the Bible He authored, that Jesus "is the truth, the way and the life" and that none will go to heaven except through Him.

    Eternity is a long time to regret rejecting Salvation via Jesus and the truths of the Bible.

  • Chanameel

    Pedophilia in Islam is…… ok
    Necrophillia in Islam is… ok
    Slavery in Islam is………. ok
    Killing in Islam is………… ok
    No rights for women is…. ok
    Poligamy is………………… ok
    Islam = Pure Luciferian Doctrine.

    • Rebecca

      See how Islam and the effing catholic how many things have in common?

      • Drakken

        Islam and the Catholic Church are diametrically opposite of each other, so you you dare give them moral equivilancy. Islam is pure unadultered evil. God Bless the Crusades.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          The Crusades were NOT good for the Jews or Christianity.

          Crusaders slaughtered Jews too.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            There were historically bad people everywhere and plunderers under every flag,
            soldiers of fortune was a misnomer, kill you for a piece of copper was what the
            trade was, money for hire, gangsterish domains thriving. The Islamists were attacking
            Europe for to long for it to ever stop and Europe banned together to end the
            assaults, which included thugs and killers that were never Christians but found
            place in the Crusaders armies. No one is alive today that fought back then and
            the records plainly show that Islam was stopped from it's forever war of conquest,
            this regardless of the moral standing of Europeans. The war for moral righteousness
            goes on today and will until Judgement Day or if you prefer Dooms day…………William

          • AnOrdnaryMan

            The fear that Francis will make a deal with radical Islam is not unfounded. Let's hope it doesn't happen.

        • Rebecca
      • defcon 4

        NOt in the here and now Fatima. Or is it really Ahmed?

  • Asher

    This pope needs to realize that Jihad against innocents is not Holy. Look at the people in so many countries who are wiped out by Islam..Why even have rhetoric with those that are on a death mission?

  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ alwaysonwatch

    Christianity as a whole has lost sight of one of its basic tenets: Jesus is the only way to eternal life.

    Furthermore, no longer does Christianity as a whole deem other religions as pagan. There was a time not so long ago (I'm speaking of the post-theocracy period) when Christianity sent out hordes of missionaries out of love and concern for lost souls.

    Religious relativism is now the norm in Christianity. It's come to this: all of us need to find our own pathway to God, and no one pathway is the true way.

    "If the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall the world be salted?"

  • Michael Copeland

    Shake hands? “In our religion we are not supposed to touch you,” the nurse said.
    An American Christian’s Letter from an Iranian Prison, Mark Tapson, Front Page 26 Mar 2013

  • Whateverman

    Just a quick survey. How many of you know Muslims in your area? How many have lived in Muslims countries?

    • Drakken

      The one thing I am possitive about where your concerned, is that you are certain to be a statistic. Islam and the west are incompatible with each other, conflict is enevitable, just look at Burma, even the buddist are tired of the savages.

    • jay

      I know some in my area. But wouldn't be caught dead in their countries. Makes it hard to worship freely

    • Mary Sue

      I know some.

      • whateverman

        do they try to force their religion on you, stone their wives, honor kill their sisters, married to 9 years girls, jihad everyday and behead infidels every night? be honest! how well do you know them and what kind of people are they?

        • Drakken

          By yee fruits thou shall know them, and your bloody evil religion everywhere it goes causes a problem.

        • defcon 4

          Um, they don't have the necessary power to do so yet. But all I have to do is look at Cyprus, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Pakistain to know what muslimes do when they are unfettered and are free to practice their faith as prescribed in their holey books of hate.

        • AnOrdinaryMan

          Hey, Mr. anti-semite: Here's a dose of reality. There was supposed to be a mosque about 40 miles down the road from me. The people in the neighborhood–all Christians and Jews–welcomed the Muslims with open arms, at first. But when they found out that the Muslims wanted to build a mega-mosque, the people said, "NO!" If the Muslims had gone on a rampage, beheading infidels, how do you think the people of the town would have reacted?

          • Drakken

            With a new game called cowboys and muslims.

    • defcon 4

      Yeah, I've met a Turkish islamofascist bastage who tried to inform me that the Armenian Genocide was really about Armenian Christians trying to commit a genocide against Turkish muslimes. I've met other Iranian muslimes who told me that Iranian Jews and Christians are treated favorably in Iran, better than muslimes. For some reason, I didn't find his lies credible, although I'm sure you would.

  • http://twitter.com/NuvoFem @NuvoFem

    I am reminded that Pope John Paul II did not bring down the Iron Curtain by not talking to Gorbachev. Quite the contrary, he had him to the Vatican several times. And you know what, Gorby credits the late Pope and those visits as heavily influencing him and the end of Communism in Russia and the Soviet Satellites. Have some faith, As A Cardinal, Pope Francis faced evil in many forms – Marxism, Liberation Theology, a a crumbling culture in Argentina – I think he is wise enough to move forward with the Muslims and to humble enough to Trust the Holy Spirit to guide his actions.

    • Drakken

      Your wishful thinking is what fills mass graves, islam and Christianity are headed for a clash, you go ahead and pray, the rest of us will pick up swords. This Pope will do the same as the others before him, the Pope will get down on bended knee and give islam a pass and give lip service to islamic atrocities accross the globe against christians and not do much else. Yes I am Catholic.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Islam is not just at war with Christianity.

        Jews, Hindus, Bahais and the wrong kind of Muslim.

    • nina

      Ha, ha! So according to you the USSR fell because John Paul ii invited Gorbachev to the Vatican, and the Russian leader was so impressed, that he decided to break up the Communist regime. Read a little history. It could only help you.

  • Whateverman

    News you won't see on FPM and might me deleted soon.
    Dual loyatly. Some countries know how to deal with traitors. Rest in pieces, Berezozhky! http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4361323

    • Drakken

      Still siding with your muzzy brothers I see? God bless the Crusades abed.
      Deo Volente

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Rest in Hell hugo.

      The sulfur he smelled at the US was coming from his carcass.

  • jerome

    yes he will be sucked in , he seems very soft and non threatening-a perfect target for the brotherhood

  • http://twitter.com/KirkFraser @KirkFraser

    This pope being the last will help create the beast in Rev. 13, 17:3 which is a 7 nation Islamic Caliphate with 3 extra-national military powers like Hamas. See more here http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2013/03/is-petr

  • Rebecca

    Duped? I don't think so , they weren't duped when they joined forces with the Nazis and the Muslim brotherhood during WWII ! they'll just shake hands and renew their pact !!!!!

    • jay

      are you high?

      • Rebecca

        Yes , high on the truth , DO YOUR RESEARCH !!!!

      • Rebecca

        A little history lesson for teh Catholic's…The catholic Church and the Nazi's signed a "neutrality" agreement. ( Reichskonkordat) …Hitler was raised a catholic BTW- but had rejected teh church around age 20… On April 8 1932 Hitler sent his vice chancellor, Franz von Papen, to Rome to negotiate a Concordat with the Vatican. Von Papen, a Catholic nobleman, had formerly been a member of the right-wing of the Catholic Centre Party, and led his own right-wing government during 1932. On behalf of Cardinal Pacelli, Ludwig Kaas, the out-going chairman of the Centre Party, negotiated the draft of the terms with Papen.
        Throughout the years of the Weimar Republic, the National Socialists had always been a staunch opponent of such an agreement, but now Hitler intended to deal a decisive blow against Political Catholicism and at the same time gain international recognition of his fledgling regime.
        The Centre Party's chairman Kaas had arrived in Rome shortly before Papen; because of his expertise in Church-state relations, he was authorized by Cardinal Pacelli to negotiate terms with Papen, but pressure by the German government forced him to withdraw from visibly participating in the negotiations.
        He met the representative of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Wilhelm Berning of Osnabrück, -who held favourable views of Hitler- on April 26. At the meeting, Hitler declared:
        “I have been attacked because of my handling of the Jewish question. The Catholic Church considered the Jews pestilent for fifteen hundred years, put them in ghettos, etc., because it recognized the Jews for what they were. In the epoch of liberalism the danger was no longer recognized. I am moving back toward the time in which a fifteen-hundred-year-long tradition was implemented. I do not set race over religion, but I recognize the representatives of this race as pestilent for the state and for the Church, and perhaps I am thereby doing Christianity a great service by pushing them out of schools and public functions.” The notes of the meeting do not record any response by Bishop Berning. In the opinion of the Opus Dei priest Martin Rhonheimer; "This is hardly surprising: for a Catholic Bishop in 1933 there was really nothing terribly objectionable in this historically correct reminder…AND the Catholic church was more than willing to comply with Hitler's accord as a means of preservation…

    • defcon 4

      Um at least one French Catholic priest died in a concentration camp for attempting to hide French Jewish kids from the Nazis — unlike the muslimes who formed a whole division of SS troopers to fight for the Reich organized by the Grand Mufti. A professor named Warner did a statistical survey of the incidence of antisemitism found in the holey books of Islam vs. Mein Kampf. What did he find? He found that islamic holey books had more antisemitic verses than Mein Kampf.

  • Rebecca

    Duped? I don't think so , they weren't duped when they joined forces with the Nazis and the Muslim brotherhood during WWII ! they'll just shake hands and renew their pact !!!!!

    • defcon 4

      Over a MILLION Christians died fighting the Nazis Fatima. I'm willing to bet more muslimes died fighting FOR the nazis than against them.

  • LindaRivera

    Behind the scenes, the U.S. administration worked in Egypt to oust U.S. ally, MODERATE Mubarak in order to bring to power U.S. leaders’ top FAVORITES, the hardline Muslim Brotherhood, whose stated goal in America is DESTRUCTION of civilization and global Islamic conquest. America’s Muslim CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

    Paul Weston of Liberty GB gives an excellent description of civilization in ‘WHO WE ARE’: Western civilisation is rooted on Mount Sinai. It was there that Moses, the leader of the Jewish People, received The Ten Commandments from God.

    “Thou Shalt Not Kill” led to the Judeo-Christian concept of the sanctity of life, which with the other nine Commandments could be summarised in the universal Golden Rule of: “Do unto others as you would be done by”. http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/news-liberty…?

    It is the unalterable Laws of God given to Moses and the Golden Rule that Islam seeks to utterly destroy.

    We are fighting for our safety, freedom and God-given human rights. And in the fight for our SUPERIOR Western civilization, we are fighting for God’s HOLY Laws and the Golden Rule. Our Glorious, Awesome, Wonderful God, our Magnificent Creator, is with us!

    Join and support Paul Weston’s new political party, Liberty GB, Britain’s last great hope! http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/

    Bible, Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

    Bible, Psalm 144:2 My loving kindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge.

  • LindaRivera

    Weak Christian leaders and others SUPPORT Muslims with interfaith dialogue and are SILENT about the horrific suffering of non-Muslims. SILENCE IS CONSENT.

    Under Islam, Egypt’s Christians have lived in hell for centuries. The kidnappings, rapes and violent conversion to Islam of Christian children and other horrors has worsened under the Muslim Brotherhood. What happened to Christian Egypt is a WARNING to the world.

    The next stage of a nation conquered by Muslims is the MASSIVE kidnapping of non-Muslim female CHRISTIAN children by male Muslims. The kidnappings are perpetrated with the full cooperation of ruling elites, courts and the police. The agonized parents NEVER get their beloved children back. The severely abused, terrorized girls are FOREVER separated from their loving parents and family. These terrible crimes against God and humanity must NOT be allowed to happen in our countries!

    Egyptian Christian Copts cry out in agony:
    SAVE US O LORD! WE HAVE NONE BUT YOU!

    Comment by Egyptian Christian Copt underneath video:

    “OUR WOMEN ARE TO BE ENSLAVED IN ISLAM OUR MEN ARE TO BE KILLED AND AMERICA RECEIVES MILLIONS OF ISLAMISTS WITH OPEN ARM AND REFUSE TO GIVE US ASYLUM.”

    The Passion of the Copts http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    • WilliamJamesWard

      The fulfillment of the Scriptures is in our generation and as Jesus has said, "I will recompense",
      it is amazing how many people have no knowledge of his promises. Woe is a promise to
      the wrongdoers and I hope in these last times repentance can come about as much as I
      wish to see wrong made right and good to prevail over evil forever………………William

      • LindaRivera

        The extreme suffering of so many innocents is very painful.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          It is promised that every tear will be dried, I find it incomprehensible the suffering of
          today but He took all of the sin on Himself and the debt is paid in full for those who
          ask, how simple and for those who refuse how deadful………………..William

          • LindaRivera

            How Beautiful, our Savior Jesus, is!

  • D-Boy

    Will Pope Francis Become a Dupe of the Islamist? you really mean will he be the Anti-Christ. I am guessing he will jump in wholeheartedly.

    • stein52

      Don't be ridiculous…! Go and read the Letter of John in the NT…the Pope could never qualify ever!

  • historyscoper

    Duh, the way the new pope is cozying up to Islam now indicates only one thing to me: the NEW AGERS are at work with their master program.
    http://tinyurl.com/newagewatchblog

  • watsa46

    Jesuits use to be and perhaps still are the intellectual elite of the Christians. I doubt the new Pope will be fooled by the MB!
    Since for Islam it is all about spontaneous submission or bloody submission.
    Most of what is shown from the Islamic world is a reflection of Mohamed and Islam. From West Africa to Pakistan! Turmoil from the lack of respect for the individual human being.

  • Cathy

    When God’s Word is considered … I cannot agree with Pope Francis. Compromises on Biblical principal are deceptive stepping stones that pave the way to H—. When God’s Word is considered.

    Whether it is civil unions or gay marriages … the decerning Christian comprehends that the ACT of homosexuality is the issue and the ACT does not change.

    I am thankful that when all is said and done no mortal leader is the path to Salvation. In my world I agree with the quote: “God says it; I believe it; and that settles it.”

    • stein52

      Such as love your enemy and do good to those that persecute you.

      • Cathy

        Love is not abetting those who are ignorant of BiblicalTtruth or are defying Biblical Truth. Love is not compromising the Gospel Truth when eternal souls are in the balance

        Did the Pope's compromise regarding civil unions work? No. Agentina now allows gay marriages. In the eyes of God the issue is not civil unions or gay marriages. The act of homosexuality is the issue. In other words both are judged equally.

  • Cathy

    Pope Francis once backed gay civil unions as archbishop of Argentina
    March 21, 2013, 12:57 AM
    Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio attempted to compromise with Argentine government on civil unions in hopes to defeat the proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010. THE COUNTRY NOW ALLOWS GAY MARRIAGE.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/pope-franci

    Leviticus 18:22-23
    You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. And you shall not lie with any animal.

    1 Timothy 2:5
    For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

    John 14:6
    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    • stein52

      The principle that he MIGHT have been employing was limiting the evil to be done by implementing same sex marriage. The Church tells Catholic politicians (not many good ones!) that in the case of a bad law that can't be overcome that they should try to limit its implications. Such as where abortion laws are implemented – they aren't to walk away defeated but try to limit the harm of the law i.e in abortion by limiting the numbers of weeks up to termination being possible; therefore no mid trimester or later term abortions. It called being pragmatic.

      Anyway the stories about what Pope Francis allegedly said are varying and may be a plant from the Kirchner government to smear him. But the stand is legit where a law is inevitable.

      • Cathy

        "The Church tells Catholic politicians …."

        No church or no mortal man will convince me to compromise on BIBLICAL principles. I am personally responsible for my choices regarding who I will follow and … I choose God. When I stand in account before my Heavenly Father … I will not be allowed to play the blame game.

        Luke 13: 22-26
        … And He (Jesus) was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. “Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ “Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me, all you evildoers.’

  • Cathy

    When all is said and done … It does not matter what a professed Christian says whether he is a Pope or not if his/her words do not reflect the words of God the Father and God the Son as revealed in a Book called The Holy Bible. To avoid being deceived … discernment is where it is at.

    Matthew 24:24
    For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.

  • Cathy

    BOTTOM LINE!

    Yes … I think Pope Francis will become a dupe of the Islamists?

  • Tracy

    How long must we kiss their Islamic asses?

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Until Makkah is nuked into ashes.

  • csev

    bible prophecy shows that the vatican in cohort with a german led 10 nation coalition combined with moderate muslim countries will totally erase the iranian led radical caliphate now being formed in the middleeast and africa with the help of americas policies!!! america will not last long as bible [prophey also predicts !!!! the beast (german led last resurrection of the not so holy roman empire) iran the "king of the south" then comes russia and china to move against this german led "beast power" they gather 55 miles north of jerusalem for the final battle christ returns destoys thema ll game over life begins!!!

  • Rebecca

    I had no idea that some of the people who commented here are so ignorant , YES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH has JEWISH Blood on their SATANIC hands ….. DO YOUR RESEARCH MORONS , how your precious pope support the slaughter of SIX MILLION of MY PEOPLE !!!!!! The truth is just a click away !

  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca

    and to you all christians, Jews didn't kill your jesus , that's how the Catholic Chruch justified the SLAUGHTER OF SIX MILLION OF MY PEOPLE , and according to your bible he was born to die , take it up with whatever god you worship , I for one as a JEW I'm SICK OF BEING A PUNCHING BAG FOR YOUR FAILURES !!!!