Friday, March 25, 2016

Pope Rips Europe's Heartless Migrant Attitude; Blasts Pedophile Priests in Good Friday Service

Pope Francis today (March 25, 2016) decried what he called Europe's "indifferent and anesthetized conscience" over migrants and slammed pedophile priests during Catholic Good Friday prayers in Rome, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful gathered for the service, many clutching candles in the area of Rome's famous Colosseum, where thousands of Christians are believed to have been killed in Roman times.

"O Cross of Christ, today we see you in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas which have become insatiable cemeteries, reflective of our indifferent and anesthetized conscience," the 79-year-old pontiff said, referring to the thousands who set off in unseaworthy boats to reach Greece and the rest of Europe.

In addressing the topic of pedophilia during the service, the pope did not spare his own Church, fiercely denouncing pedophile priests whom he described as those "unfaithful ministers who, instead of stripping themselves of their own vain ambitions, divest even the innocent of their dignity."

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