Pope Francis Says This Year’s Christmas Will Be A Charade Because the World Is At War

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Well, it’s hard to argue against that:

Pope Francis has declared in a sermon that Christmas this year will be a “charade” because “the whole world is at war”.

The pontiff’s speech at the Vatican came after terrorist attacks in France claimed the lives of 129 people; a Russian plane was bombed and dozens of people were killed in a double suicide attack in Lebanon.

Speaking during Mass at the Casa Santa Maria, he said: “We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war.

“It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace. The whole world is at war.

“A war can be justified, so to speak, with many, many reasons, but when all the world as it is today, at war, piecemeal though that war may be – a little here, a little there – there is no justification.”

The sermon cast a serious note on the beginning of the festive season at the Vatican where a giant Christmas tree was unveiled – set to be decorated by December 8 – the start of the the Vatican’s Holy Year.

Pope Francis also spoke of the “innocent victims” of war and also condemned arms dealers for their role in world conflicts.

“What shall remain in the wake of this war, in the midst of which we are living now?” he asked. “What shall remain? Ruins, thousands of children without education, so many innocent victims, and lots of money in the pockets of arms dealers.

“We should ask for the grace to weep for this world, which does not recognise the path to peace,” he said. To weep for those who live for war and have the cynicism to deny it,” he added. “God weeps, Jesus weeps”.

(Sidebar: for wags who just blanket-attack religion because they don’t have the wontons or the smarts to recognise the real g-d- reason why the world is in a crappy state, stow it.)

But despair is not allowed when one is Pontiff.

If “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has taught me anything. it’s this:

  • The Pope who cancelled Christmas!

    • He might un-cancel it.

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    • Exile1981

      Even the lefty shill pope sees that islam has ignited a global war… but the turdeau ignored the facts.

    • BillyHW

      I’m so embarrassed.

  • Xavier

    The Pope should consider which faction has sworn to kill him and destroy Christianity before he blames the entire world.

    Ahh, what’s the use? Liberals won’t ever admit they’re wrong, even as the sword detaches their heads.

    • Will Quest

      Pope Evita is a barking south-american SOCIALIST . That’s why MSM are running around catching his farts !

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      You are right, he’ll be cursing “American Capitalism” right until the jihadist blade severs his neck.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I am fairly certain that Islamists have every intention of “celebrating Christmas” this year. Pope Evita should note that, at least as a distinct possibility.

    We learned from the seal hunt that the optics of blood on snow are hard to counter. Perhaps that is what it will take to actually provoke a reaction-in-kind by western governments, including the Obamanation south of us and the TrudopeSphere we currently inhabit.