Thursday, June 19, 2014

Recent Pope Francis quotes:

  • “We are in a world economic system that is not good. A system that in order to survive must make war, as great empires have always done. But since you cannot have a Third World War, you have regional wars. And what does this mean? That arms are made and sold, and in this way the idolatrous economies, the great world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money, obviously keep their balance sheets in the black.”
  • We all “have our fundamentalist groups, small in relation to the rest. A fundamentalist group, even if it doesn’t strike anyone, is violent. The mentality of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.”
  •  “Sometimes I get a slight case of existential hives when I see that everybody has it out for the Church and Pius XII, and they forget the great powers”, who failed to bomb the train lines leading to the Nazi death camps.
  • “I cannot greet a nation and tell it that I love it from inside a sardine can, even one made of glass. For me that is a wall,” he said. “It’s true that something can happen to me, but let’s be realistic, at my age I don’t have much to lose.”

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