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Bernie Sanders invited to Vatican by Pope
April 8, 2016
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation from the Pope to the Vatican.
Mr. Sanders, who is Jewish, accepted an invitation to Rome for a conference at the end of next week.
The Vatican visit is four days before the primary contest in New York,
a competitive battle between him and front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Sanders said he was not sure whether he would meet the Pope but he was a big fan of the pontiff.
The Vermont senator said they share the same views on inequality.
"He's trying to inject this sense of morality into how we do economics... and we need that absolutely desperately."
He will attend a conference on social, economic and environmental issues and give a speech on 15 April, his campaign said.
Mr. Sanders and Pope Francis have similar views on fighting income
inequality, he said, and he was "very moved" by the invitation from the
He said he and the pope disagree on women's rights and gay rights, but
Pope Francis has "injected a moral consequence into the economy".
The senator from Vermont is trailing Mrs. Clinton but gaining momentum
after a string of wins, most recently in the Wisconsin primary.
In the last few days, a mostly civil fight between the two became more
personal as Mr. Sanders accused his rival of not being "qualified" to
Pope Francis said on Friday that the Catholic Church should be less strict and show more compassion to "imperfect" Catholics.
He called on the Church to be welcoming to gay Catholics but did not change the Church's views on LGBT families and marriage.
POPE KARL I
The Pontiff blames the refugee crisis on…capitalism.
September 16, 2015
Did Karl Marx become Pope on March 13, 2013?
As the leader of a Church that encompasses the globe, one might expect
Pope Francis to be a bit more…spiritual. Instead, he has more than once
had recourse to Marxist analysis to explain global events, appearing to
see economic deprivation as the cause of all the world’s evils. He did
it again in an interview published last Monday, when he opined that the
root cause of the refugee crisis engulfing Europe was economic
It is the tip of an iceberg. These poor people are fleeing war, hunger,
but that is the tip of the iceberg. Because underneath that is the
cause; and the cause is a bad and unjust socioeconomic system, in
everything, in the world – speaking of the environmental problem –, in
the socioeconomic society, in politics, the person always has to be in
the centre. That is the dominant economic system nowadays, it has
removed the person from the centre, placing the god money in its place,
the idol of fashion. There are statistics, I don’t remember precisely,
(I might have this wrong), but that 17% of the world’s population has
80% of the wealth.
Let’s see. Are the Syrian refugees fleeing war and hunger? Certainly.
Are they, however, fleeing an unjust economic system? Are they fleeing
Syria because Bashar Assad on the one hand and the Islamic State on the
other are top-hatted plutocrats puffing cigars and chuckling as they
send the proletariat off to back-breaking labor? Are Assad and the
Islamic State fighting one another for an increased market share? Are
the Syrian refugees streaming into Europe because Syria is in love with
the god money and the idol of fashion? (The Pope actually may be on to
something with that idol of fashion bit: certainly women in the Islamic
State holdings in Syria will get killed if they don’t bow to the
Islamic State’s idol of fashion and cover everything but their hands
In reality, the refugees are leaving Syria because the Sunnis of the
Islamic State and other jihad groups are waging jihad against the
Alawite regime of Assad and his Shi’ite Iranian allies, and have torn
the country apart in the process. But to acknowledge that would require
the Pope to admit that there is such a thing as jihad violence in the
first place, and he is not at all disposed to do that; back in November
2013, he proclaimed his “respect for true followers of Islam” and
declared that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are
opposed to every form of violence.”
So the peaceful Koran couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this
refugee crisis, could it? It must be those heartless Syrian tycoons, or
more precisely the European and American ones who are presumably
keeping the Syrians in a perpetual state of poverty and deprivation.
Meanwhile, the refugees are not all fleeing hardship in Syria at all.
Last February, the Islamic State promised to flood Europe in the near
future with as many as 500,000 refugees. And an Islamic State operative
recently boasted that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State
jihadis had entered Europe. “They are going like refugees,” he said,
but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on
European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said,
“Just wait.” He explained: “It’s our dream that there should be a
caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it
And last Monday, Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab warned that
Islamic jihadis make up as much as two percent of the Syrian refugees
in his country alone. Since there are 1.1 million Syrians in refugee
camps in Lebanon, that amounts to 20,000 jihadis. How many more are
already in Europe?
Despite his Marxist analysis, in the same interview the Pope
acknowledged the possibility that there could be Islamic jihadists
among the refugees: “I recognize that, nowadays, border safety
conditions are not what they once were. The truth is that just 400
kilometres from Sicily there is an incredibly cruel terrorist group. So
there is a danger of infiltration, this is true.” He even admitted that
Rome could be at risk: “Yes, nobody said Rome would be immune to this
Despite this, however, he reiterated his request that Catholic parishes
take in refugees: “What I asked was that in each parish and each
religious institute, every monastery, should take in one family. A
family, not just one person. A family gives more guarantees of security
and containment, so as to avoid infiltrations of another kind.” And he
applauded Europe’s welcoming of the refugees: “I want to say that
Europe has opened its eyes, and I thank it. I thank the European
countries which have become opened their eyes to this.”
Yet in so many important ways his own eyes appear to remain firmly
closed. Is societal suicide really a requirement of Christian charity?
Must Europe allow itself to be overrun by hostile invaders in order to
prove its lack of racism and willingness to extend help to the needy?
These are questions that Church leaders ought to be considering, but
they’re too busy with their “dialogue” sessions at the local mosque to
busy themselves with such trivialities. No doubt that “dialogue” will
result in calls for more redress of economic inequalities, in accord
with the Pope’s own world view – and more money will be showered upon
Muslim countries, enabling the purchase of more weaponry and the onset
of more jihad. At least Europe, as the blade plunges into its
collective throat, can congratulate itself that even unto death, it
always welcomed the stranger.
Does Pope Francis want to world to return to a feudalistic or godless communistic forms of government?
Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the
means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics
central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation,
wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive
markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment
is determined by the owners of the factors of production in financial
and capital markets, and prices and the distribution of goods are
mainly determined by competition in the market. According to economist
Joseph Schumpeter, capitalism is the most successful economic system
that has existed thus far; benefiting the entire population by raising
their living standards. Capitalism, he observed, creates wealth through
advancing continuously to ever higher levels of productivity and
technological sophistication; this process, known as creative
destruction, requires that the "old" be destroyed before the "new" can
take over. Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
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