Is this the leader of a major Christian denomination? Could of fooled me……
TRUNEWS) Pope Francis said in an interview with France’s La Croix that Jesus’ call to spread the Gospel was no different than the jihad being waged by radical Islamists.
As part of the discussion published Tuesday, the pope told La Croix:
“I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam. It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”
Other than attempting to equivocate ISIS’s murderous jihad with Jesus’ call to peacefully evangelize the world, Pope Francis also claimed that the state of the global economy has widened a perceived gap between Christianity and Islam.
Pope Francis said:
“The initial problems are the wars in the Middle East and in Africa as well as the underdevelopment of the African continent, which causes hunger,” explained Francis. “If there is so much unemployment, it is because of a lack of investment capable of providing employment, of which Africa has such a great need. The great majority of humanity’s wealth has fallen into the hands of a minority of the population. … A completely free market does not work.”
Previously, TRUNEWS has reported on Pope Francis’ call for all faiths to come together under a One World Religion, and his criticism of GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump as “not Christian” for his immigration stance.
On February 18th, TRUNEWS President Rick Wiles dismantled Pope Francis’ hypocrisy in a speech titled, “Mr. Pope, tear down that wall!”
In response to public backlash, Pope Francis agreed on April 16th to house 12 migrants — including 6 children — inside Vatican City.
Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, praised the Pope Francis’ gesture, calling it “a powerful demonstration of solidarity. It must inspire governments and societies in a world where the desperate plight of record numbers of forcibly displaced is too often met by barriers, rejection and fear.”
Pope Francis has since doubled down on his open-borders immigration stance, saying at his acceptance speech for the Charlemagne Prize on May 6th from the Vatican:
“I dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime, but a summons to a greater commitment on behalf of the dignity of every human being. I dream of a Europe that promotes and protects the rights of everyone, without neglecting its duties toward all. I dream of a Europe of which it will not be said that its commitment to human rights was its last utopia. We, the heirs of their dream, are tempted to yield to our own selfish interests and to consider putting up fences here and there. Their vision inspires us to build bridges and tear down walls. What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom? What has happened to you, Europe … the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters? What has happened to you … the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters?”
Pope Francis’ interesting reference to humanism, highlights the increasing rejection of God throughout Europe, and coincides with President Obama’s quib that the Nordic states — home to Europe’s most secular, humanist, and atheist population blocks — would do a great job running the EU.