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Pope: Christmas 2015 a ‘charade’
November 27th, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS
Holy Father cannot reconcile marking Christ’s birth and peace on earth when the world is at war
Pope Francis fears the festivities of Christmas will be a ‘charade’ this year as the ‘whole world is at war,’ rejecting the ‘path of peace,’ so that ‘Jesus Himself weeps.’ The Pope’s powerful announcement was made during Mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican last week, and came after the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people on November 13, as an increasingly complex war rages on in Syria and tensions build in Africa, where he arrived on Wednesday to visit Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. “Today Jesus weeps as well, because we have chosen the way of war, the way of hatred, the way of enmities,” the Holy Father said, following a recounting of Jesus crying as He approached Jerusalem. “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. The... continue reading.