Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Two Comments from Religious Leaders on the murder of the French priest

A study in contrasts.

From Patriarch Kirill, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, via InterfaxReligion:

Moscow, July 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has offered words of support to the people of France in regard to the hostage-taking during a mass in a church in Rouen and the killing by terrorists of priest Jacques Hamel.

"This outrageous crime was committed in a holy place and it shocks by its inhumane cruelty and the fact that it is against all moral norms. There is no and there can be no justification for it," the patriarch said in his message of condolence to Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, issued by the patriarch's press service.

The patriarch wished for God to "rest His servant's soul in the heavenly abodes," comfort and support everyone hurt and give peace and blessings to the people of France.

Then this, from the Archbishop of Rouen (h/t Canon 212)

"Be apostles of the civilization of love".


Wolverine said...

The post VII Church is disgraced and an embarrassment!

aly said...

Pope Francis said something but I don't remember what.

Anonymous said...

The post Councillor Church is filled with weak leaders. Spineless leaders in the face of incredible evil. The Russian Orthodox Church minces no words.

Pope Francis is a joke.

Anonymous said...

“Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian faith is lost, like your false prophet Muhammad.”

-St. Peter Mavimenus (d. 8th century), martyr from Gaza. Response reported in the Martyriologum Romanum when he was asked to convert to Islam by a group of Muslims.

Aged parent said...

Wolverine: The Church I grew up in does not exist anymore. Isn't that incredible?

aly: I think he did, too. But I for one can't remember what it was.

Anon@12:34: I share your concerns completely.

Anon@12:38: Thank you for that quote. I was unaware of it.

aly said...

Honest to Heaven I read it again today and I don't remember again. Is it me or Pope Francis says unmemorable things or that nobody pays any attention,to him,.... I've read too many French Priests reminding everyone about love love love. But we appreciate Patriarch Krill's appropriate and kind words.

Di said...

This is where they need to learn from History, Church history especially.
Battle of Lepanto
Battle of Tours
Seige of Malta and many more.
We do have weak leaders, the Sodomites, many are in high ranking positions in the Church. They also appear weak but are Communists/Marxists/Freemasons placed there by a woman who was a known Communist(Bella V. Dodd) who was converted by Dietrich Von Hildebrand and his wife Alice and she testified in US court after meeting with Bishop Fulton Sheen.
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious.”
~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, before the Knights of Columbus, June 1972

Aged parent said...

Well said, Di.

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