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Pope Francis, A Loser

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Pope Francis has proven to continually reinforce the idea that Catholicism and the role of a Pope in general are as irrelevant as they are paganist in their nature. On Sunday, Pope Francis managed to lose support from both the reasonably minded populace as well as the AJC (American Jewish Committee) for his statement,

“I don’t know if he managed to leave that concentration camp,” the pope said. “Because many of them are concentration … because there is a great number of people left there inside them.”

The Pope was referencing an anecdote regarding a refugee he supposedly had heard of that perished while being in a refugee settlement.

Pope Francis has been increasingly vocal since the inception of the so-called Syrian refugee crisis whilst remaining with the position that Western civilization as a whole must do everything it can to lend itself to the refugees.

The real issue with this prominent figure continually spreading this rhetoric is that he is (whether knowingly or unknowingly) promoting the harboring of dangerous aliens that have continued to commit heinous acts of violence, theft, rape and terrorism since their entrance to Europe.

While many have joined the Pope in supporting this horrifically dangerous mindset, the Pope’s comments infuriated Jewish communities across the globe due to his use of the term, “concentration camp” .

Time and time again the Jewish community has taken offense to any suffering towards any peoples if they claim for it to be worse-than or greater than that which the Jewish people faced during the era of World War II. And while giving a nod to the Pope’s influence, AJC CEO David Harris had this to say in response to what he and many other Jews found as unacceptable verbiage,

“The conditions in which migrants are currently living in some European countries may well be difficult, and deserve still greater international attention, but concentration camps they certainly are not. The Nazis and their allies erected and used concentration camps for slave labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II. There is no comparison to the magnitude of that tragedy. We respectfully urge the Pope to reconsider his regrettable choice of words. Precision of language and facts is absolutely essential when making any historical reference, all the more so when coming from such a prominent and admired world figure.”

It seems that the Pope has lost favor on more than one front in this matter. We will continue to monitor the Syrian refugee crisis as it unfolds further.

 

Sources:

Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., April 23, 2017. “Pope Francis called refugee centers concentration camps. A Jewish group says there’s no comparison.” Retrieved April 23, 2017 from www.washingtonpost.com

Media Center, April 22, 2017. “AJC Criticizes Pope Francis Reference to Concentration Camps” Retrieved April 23, 2017 from www.ajc.org

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