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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World'
(CNSNews.com) - Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America--and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad's Syria--have "a distorted vision of the world"--("una visione distorta del mondo," as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica).

The pope made the observation in an interview with La Repubblica reporter Eugenio Scalfari.

"Last Thursday, I got a call from Pope Francis," Scalfari reported. "It was about noon, and I was at the newspaper when my phone rang."

He said the pope wanted to see him at four that afternoon, according to a Google translation of the Italian report.

"Pope Francis told me to be very concerned about the meeting of the G20," Scalfari wrote.

"I am afraid there are very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, Russia and Assad in the war in Syria," the pope said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 03:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  LOL, "thanks, Pope" (to paraphrase Jim Thorpe). Geeesh, you just can't make this stuff up.
Posted by: Beldar Crinemble2277 || 07/09/2017 3:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Hi Beldar, long time no see.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2017 5:59 Comments || Top||

#3  "Nice little town ya got here, Popey! Be a shame if anything happened to it!"
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/09/2017 6:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Quack.

Quack. Quack.
Posted by: Elmusorong Sforza1170 || 07/09/2017 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  They've been saying something like that since 1776. "They" being those who consider themselves to be our betters to adjudge us (and whom we've had to bail out too many times in this world).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2017 7:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Oi vey, oi vey, oi vey.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2017 8:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Where you stand depends on where you sit. From where I sit it is Francis that needs new glasses.

Posted by: Thumper || 07/09/2017 9:30 Comments || Top||

#8  "a distorted vision of the world"
This from a catholic priest who lives in a palace surrounded by priceless works of art, and mercenary bodyguards watching the exits. Interesting point of perspective there.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2017 9:33 Comments || Top||

#9  This from a catholic priest who lives in a palace surrounded by priceless works of art, and mercenary bodyguards

A fellow with private, buried libraries of 2000 year old forbidden texts and who blesses pedophiles.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#10  This is the Jesuit liberation theologist that the anti-Americans in Rome crammed into the office. The membership and money are starting to decline in the US. Keep on licking the penises.
Posted by: Ulains Thuque6389 || 07/09/2017 11:28 Comments || Top||

#11  This from a man whose top aide was caught conducting a massive gay orgy ON VATICAN GROUNDS!

Before he judges others, he should put his own house in order.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 07/09/2017 11:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Not like it was a....'one off.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 12:01 Comments || Top||

#13  Tho two "thunks" you heard were the jaws of my Irish Catholic immigrant grandparents hitting the table.

"Jaysus! The Pope's on to being a fecking eejit, inn't he now?"
Posted by: Matt || 07/09/2017 12:19 Comments || Top||

#14  The head of the mosque of Marx has a distorted view of the world.

Terrible pope.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/09/2017 13:07 Comments || Top||

#15  And sexual hi-jinks in the Vatican is not distorted? It is deviant behavior but not distorted. But I digress......now where was I?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/09/2017 16:57 Comments || Top||

#16  This is the same dipshit who said non-gluten bread may not be used for communion.

Really? Because the Vatican doesn't sell it?
Posted by: 3dc || 07/09/2017 19:28 Comments || Top||

#17  Francis is a disaster. Sit him down, call the bullpen and get Benedict warmed up.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 07/09/2017 20:51 Comments || Top||

Trump Grinds the G20, the Bureaucratic Underground, and CNN into Hamburger
[American Thinker] This was a week of startling contrasts. The President reasserted (against a decades-long leftist attack on it) the significant achievements of Western civilization and the need to vigorously defend it. His speech prefaced the G20 meeting in Hamburg, where leftists rioted, burned, and looted while the G20 leaders ponced about and wined and dined in style, apparently oblivious to the havoc which their open border policies and multiculturalist mindset had birthed. As Trump worked successfully on trade and defense issues in Europe, his administration was quietly plugging security leaks and maladministration in our own bureaucratic underground.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 03:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, We the American people are winning and I am not yet tired of it.
Posted by: Dale || 07/09/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Beyond all the statesmanship, I love this bit, too:

The VA has removed 526 employees since Jan. 20, according to the accountability report released on Friday. Agency officials have demoted another 27 employees and temporarily suspended an additional 194 employees for longer than two weeks. The list does not include the employees' names but shows their positions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/09/2017 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  TW, Wow! Thank you! How did we all miss that? It's great news.
Posted by: Tom || 07/09/2017 13:16 Comments || Top||

#4  How did we all miss that? It's great news.

How else? This news doesn't fit the narrative and therefore doesn't exist.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/09/2017 14:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Regarding G20: Trumps brand of Presidency became clear that it will be the first Presidential King monarchy style Whitehouse, complete with a Queen, Prince and Prince, all given the authority to act accordingly on behalf of the American poeple. The prince and princess are Jared and Ivanka with Queen Melania. They were all deeply engauged with all the world leaders this week in Hamburg and the Europeans were very comfortable and accommodating of this unique style never before seen from the Whitehouse.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 07/09/2017 14:39 Comments || Top||

#6  that's because Chelsea, Bulimia and Sashay weren't adequate
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2017 15:27 Comments || Top||

#7  it’s clear Poland must be breathing a sigh of relief that Obama is finally out of the White House.

Not only Poland.

#4  How did we all miss that? It's great news.

The MSM is too busy propping up the Trump-Russia collusion meme to report anything of any worth (as if they would anyway).
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/09/2017 16:09 Comments || Top||

#8  engauged with all the world leaders

gauged is a measurement activity.
So would engauged be with all the world leaders be the act of measuring all the world leaders?

I suspected you mean engaged but measurement is more interesting.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/09/2017 19:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Probing their strengths and weaknesses.
Posted by: Gleresing Theaque4405 || 07/09/2017 23:54 Comments || Top||

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