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Pope: World War I should teach us: No more war

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with an impassioned plea for people to "not repeat the mistakes of the past," urging them to embrace dialogue to overcome conflicts.

Francis cited current warfare between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as in Iraq and in Ukraine. He told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square Sunday that he was thinking of children - killed, maimed or orphaned by war - who "for toys, have the debris of war."

"I beg you, stop. I ask you with all my heart," Francis said.

He cited World War I-era Pope Benedict XV's denunciation of the Great War as a "useless massacre."

Francis said: "Everything is lost with war, nothing is lost with peace. Never more war."

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sparticlistic July 27 2014 at 11:01 AM

The Muslim RELIGION and its Fascist,Islamic form of GOVERNMENT’s mission is the worldwide spread of Islam,replacment of all Democratic governments with Islamic GOVERNMENTS and the conversion or death of all infidels to their RELIGION. Unfortunately for Libya, Iraq, Afganistan,Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Gaza strip, West Bank, Lebanon, African countries, Indonesia and Phillipines, they will all soon be controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamic conservative, liberal, terrorist, fundamentalist spinoffs, ruled by Muslim Clerics. We can't totally stop their progress, but we can slow it down by stopping all immigration of Muslims into Western Countries. It is already almost too late for England ( and France,Netherlands). Muslim clerics have already forced English Courts of Law, to accept certain tenants of Sharia law into English courts. These same clerics are now pushing for exclusive Sharia law courts for Muslims in England. Go to: YouTube every day Muslim immigrants (not terrorist,radicals) marching in England,France,Netherlands. Scary stuff. They are already sending Muslim immigrants to the U.S., legal or otherwise. They are using religion as a cover, through gangs, prisons,education,government,military,social services,other.though whatever means necessary, to implement small parts of their Islamic form of GOVERNMENT (as much as possible). Whenever possible they will use our Democratic rights, freedoms and protections against us, to grow Islamic Fascism and minimize our culture,religions,freedoms,rights and form of government.” Call them out BY NAME, for who they are and what they really want, before it is too late.

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tavmor July 27 2014 at 4:36 PM

He doesn't mentiom WW2, the one where the papacy was in tacit compliance with Nazi Germany...the one where 6 million innocent Jews were slaughtered If he wants to add his two cents he can address the slaughter of Christians going on by Muslims or the legion of priest who have sexually abused, and still abuse, little children.

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windyoak tavmor July 27 2014 at 4:53 PM

if he did, he had to mention the Spanish Inquisition in which the Catholic Church agreed for Jews to be slaughtered.....

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mattjdg tavmor July 27 2014 at 5:13 PM

You are misinformed about the role of the Papacy during WWII..Check your sources more accurately. A good start would be the biography of St. John-Paul II and his role during the Nazi regime.

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Mike mattjdg July 27 2014 at 5:21 PM

Saint, my ass!

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tavmor mattjdg July 27 2014 at 5:24 PM

I alredy did check...my statement stands.

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ram4131 July 27 2014 at 2:25 PM

The root of this problem is religion itself.

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buddwhyzr July 27 2014 at 2:22 PM

Religion has been the reason for most wars.

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Shu Shu July 27 2014 at 7:59 AM

apparently he has lost touch with reality. Typical - why hasn't he made any comments regarding the innocent people blown out of the sky? The problem with religion is that it leads to war.

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fred July 27 2014 at 3:12 PM

Good luck with that, pope- Hamas/Muslims wants to destroy and Israel ain't gonna be destroyed. Deal with reality.

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Mike July 27 2014 at 3:53 PM

Seeing a pope wear a "War Sucks" T-shirt might be refreshing.

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diempostdiem July 27 2014 at 2:44 PM

The Pope should be condemning Hamas and calling for their ouster rather than meaningless blah, blah, blah calling for peace which ain't going to happen with Hamas in charge of the palestinians.

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beninrb July 27 2014 at 1:51 PM

Regardless of your political or religious points of view, there is no right or wrong, just insanity.

There can be NO justification for killing children and women on either side.

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Carole beninrb August 08 2014 at 12:56 PM

Tough when women and children are used as shields to ensure casualties

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Hey, Dude July 27 2014 at 9:37 AM

It's a nice dream, but when some world leaders are egotistical asshats (like Obama and Putin, who think they have the right to break the law in order to have their own way), or there are plain, downright douche bags on the loose (like any heathen terrorist), peace will always be elusive. As sad as it is, we can't expect a country like Israel to simply sit idly by, blissfully wishing for peace, while those inbred Hamas rodents are trying to get away with murdering them all--people have to fight back against evil, because terrorists can't be negotiated with...those things refuse to be reasoned with--it's a band of evil that only wants to kill and cause total destruction. People need to wise up when voting for elected officials, and stop allowing narcissistic idiots to run the show, and the whole world needs to realize that as long as terrorists roam the Earth, there will never truly be any peace. :(

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