Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass for the Assumption of Mary from the papal summer residence in Castelgandolfo south of Rome, August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION) - RTX12M6J

P̶o̶p̶e̶ Guy in funny hat says it is not just Islam that has extremist factions

Pope Francis today said fundamentalism is not just an Islamic problem and is something which exists in all religions, including the Catholic church.

The Argentine pontiff was speaking as he flew back from Central African Republic after a three-nation tour of Africa.

He said: ‘It is a disease of all religions.We Catholics, we have a few, even many fundamentalists.

  • DMB

    This Pope seems to advocate almost anything except Catholicism and Christianity in general. He believes his job is to be an intermediary to all religions and to publicly condemn poverty while promoting global socialism which is a major cause of poverty and I say this as a Catholic. He is the wrong Pope at the wrong time in history and ultimately the Catholic Church will pay a huge price for his transgressions against the faith that he claims to represent.


    • The Pope is 537 years too late in denouncing the Spanish Inquisition. Looks like he will oversee a new Inquisition, this time against Catholic heretics who he deems to be “fundamentalist”.

    • Censored_EG

      This “pope” is to the papacy what B. Hussein Obama is to the presidency.

    • simus1

      The cardinals who elected him knew what they were getting. They are the polluted waters on which he floats as unsightly foam.

  • Martin B

    The Crusader Popes are puking in their graves.

    • Exile1981

      Can we bring innocent back?

  • BillyHW

    Official pope of the Special Olympics.

  • Frances

    No, it’s not. But generally speaking, non-Islamic extremists just wave a few signs, foam at the mouth, and are generally harmless. They’re not the ones beheading schoolgirls, raping those not of their faith, etc.

  • Brett_McS

    Fundamentalist Christian: Forgiving enemies, being thy brother’s keeper, the good Samaritan, …

  • Lsymn

    Well he said ‘make a mess’. So these Catholic ‘fundies’ defend the vulnerable, advocate for morality and truth, andthusupset the corporate progressive elites. If he didn’t mean for Catholics to be Catholic, he shouldn’t use coded unclear language. Those Catholics who believe in the existence of truth are pretty stoopid ya know. /sarc

  • ontario john

    Yes, everyone should just join the united church and concentrate on global warming scams, whiny indians, and homosexuals. Praise Allah!

    • Will Quest

      Pope Evita , a barking South American socialist , none bark as loud as these southern marxists . The so-called ‘progressives’ just love him .

  • canminuteman

    Except an extremest christian is a Mother Therisa, not a Tamerlane (look him up if you don’t know who he is).

  • Reader

    The Pope is right.

    Just look at the many instances of swarms of angry Mormon’s who burnt down so many government buildings and theatres over the showing of the Book of Mormon.

    Then there are all the public riots the Amish have.

    Then there are all the guilt-ins Jewish mothers have held at their son’s homes. “You haven’t called to see how I feel in over a day.”

    Oh, the violence! Oh, the shame! All religions are guilty. Ask the Pope.

  • simus1

    Pope Evita is an “Italian Argentine pontiff” or “marxist Italian Argentine” or “idiotic green pseudo muslim marxist Italian Argentine pontiff”.
    Exactness all depends on the Laparoscopic unit’s total reach into the colon and if it is equipped with a premium tunnel boring unit.

  • Jabberwokk

    Christian extremists can be argued. But what is an Extremist? one who takes a set of beliefs to the extreme. So I would Posit that Quakers, Mennonites, Hutterites, and the Amish are examples of christian extremists. Christian Extremism seems to be a pulling away from the world not blowing it up.


    • k1992

      And here’s mine, admittedly an over-simplification but … The differences in Islamic extremism versus Christian extremism are kind of encapsulated in the differences between Mo and Jesus themselves: one used violence, force and fear (primarily) to spread his message, the other … not.

      Perhaps even Hate versus Love is an apt summary, and though I suppose “loving” someone extremely *could* harm them, it’s pretty hard to do (though perhaps possible.) It’s pretty hard to turn admonitions like “love the sinner, hate the sin” into “brutalize/murder the sinner” and to do so, one must take extreme liberties with Biblical scripture. Obviously, justifying bloodshed with the koran and hadiths is considerably simpler to do….

      • Jabberwokk

        I like your line of thinking.

        Last word of Mohammed: “Death to the jews and the christians there will be no two faiths in arabia”.

        Last words of Jesus Christ “Father forgive them they know not what they do.”

        Seems fairly contrasting to me.

  • Jade

    Who are the fundamentalist Catholics killing??

  • Alain

    There is only one “religion” whose followers carry out violence, destruction, rape and killing daily across the globe, so hopefully the pope immediately went to confession after telling this over-sized porky.