You have commented 299 times on Rantburg.

Your Name
Your e-mail (optional)
Website (optional)
My Original Nic        Pic-a-Nic        Sorry. Comments have been closed on this article.
Bold Italic Underline Strike Bullet Blockquote Small Big Link Squish Foto Photo
Olde Tyme Religion
Pope Francis: God Has a ‘Particular Concern for Foreigners’
2019-09-30
[BREITBART] Pope Francis celebrated the World Day of Moslem colonists Migrants and Refugees in the Vatican Sunday, insisting on the "moral duty" to welcome the stranger with the compassion exhibited by God himself.

The Lord "upholds the stranger as well as the widow and the orphan among his people," the pope said in his homily at morning Mass in St. Peter’s Square. "The Lord has a particular concern for foreigners, widows and orphans, for they are without rights, excluded and marginalized. This is why God tells the Israelites to give them special care."

Citing the biblical book of Exodus, Francis said that the God of Israel is the one who "executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing."

"This loving care for the less privileged is presented as a characteristic trait of the God of Israel and is likewise required, as a moral duty, of all those who would belong to his people," he said.

Yet this message "is not only about foreigners; it is about all those in existential peripheries who, together with migrants colonists and refugees, are victims of the throwaway culture," the pope clarified.
Related:
Pope Francis: 2019-09-23 UAE's first official synagogue to open in multi-faith complex in 2022
Pope Francis: 2019-09-01 Pope Francis Stuck in a Lift.
Pope Francis: 2019-08-28 Sri Lankan Islamic clerics seek clarity on face veil ban
Related:
God himself: 2019-06-26 The golden asteroid that could make everyone on Earth a billionaire
God himself: 2018-08-24 More 'Connecting the Dots' and Social Network Analysis
God himself: 2018-04-23 Incest, it's Incestuous
Related:
Exodus: 2019-08-13 Uneasy calm in Indian Kashmir on Eid al-Adha
Exodus: 2017-06-25 Europe migrant colonist briefs
Exodus: 2017-02-19 Political administration asks people to vacate Pak-Afghan border areas in Khyber Agency
Posted by:Fred

#18  God does not use the term "foreigner"..."law breaker"? Absolutely
Posted by: Rex Mundi   2019-09-30 17:27  

#17  The better match for Frank and Beanie's message would be Hermes.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2019-09-30 17:20  

#16  but dragging the 3rd world nations (that is removing corruption and protectionism and idiot socialist policies) into first world status would help hundreds of times more people than helping refugees and would enrich us all.

Yet we treat the talk about the symptom (refugees) and do nothing about the infections themselves.
Posted by: ruprecht   2019-09-30 17:04  

#15  Utter nonsense. You cannot have "special consideration for foreigners", because YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE FOREIGNERS TO THOSE FOREIGNERS. So, then, where is the special consideration owed to your neighbors from those foreigners?

Dragging the Third World population into the civilized nations will just result in a global Third World, harming your neighbors and resulting in immeasurable misery and horrors.
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2019-09-30 16:59  

#14  But what about the Amalekites?
Posted by: DarthVader   2019-09-30 14:54  

#13  He's not Catholic, he's lefty. Like all lefties, he preaches the party line, while protecting pedo's and criminals for justice. I suspect there's a special circle of Hell for popes such as this.
Posted by: Silentbrick   2019-09-30 11:56  

#12  Does the Pope shit in the woods?
Posted by: Lex   2019-09-30 11:44  

#11  The answer to #2" #2 Is this pope catholic?" is NO!!
Posted by: AlanC   2019-09-30 10:00  

#10  Francis rewrites history and religion?
Posted by: JohnQC   2019-09-30 09:49  

#9  If nations/tribes are a creation of man, how can there be 'foreigners' in God's domain? (outside the usual inhabitants of the 'other' domain)
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-09-30 09:20  

#8  Time for the Pope to come down on the Islamic governments refusing to accept refugees.
Posted by: ruprecht   2019-09-30 08:43  

#7  And the Vatican has a particular concern for its pedophiles.

Why don't you clean up the filth in your own house, padre, before you lecture the rest of us?
Posted by: Lex   2019-09-30 08:03  

#6  Of the high-vaulted cyclops's shops,
His pious sharecroppers and props,
It's odd that the boss,
Setting fire to the cross
As he roams, is so fond of the wops'.
Posted by: Thumper Flonter2744   2019-09-30 07:52  

#5  But Allan only cares for his own
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-09-30 07:37  

#4  The book of Marx is his new bible.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 07:36  

#3  FYI Francis. In the book of Exodus the Israelites, including Moses, were NOT allowed into the promised land.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454   2019-09-30 06:25  

#2  Is this pope catholic?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 05:08  

#1  Yes, that "Tower of Babel" event was a huge endorsement of one world government. The archangel George Soros was right there that day.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-09-30 01:23  

00:00