Pope decries ‘virus’ of polarization over race, faith

[‘Labeling people’ is bad, unless, of course, they’re rigid self-absorbed Promethean neo-Pelagian superficial triumphalist Rosary-counters.]


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned against what he called a “virus of polarization” and hostility in the world targeting people with different nationalities, races or beliefs, as he led a ceremony Saturday giving the Roman Catholic Church 17 new cardinals from six continents.

The consistory ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica formally inducted the churchmen into the cardinals’ ranks.

Francis used his homily to caution the new “princes of the church,” as cardinals are sometimes called, to guard against animosity creeping into the church as well, saying “we are not immune from this.”

The pope spoke of “our pitiful hearts that tend to judge, divide, oppose and condemn” and cautioned somberly against those who “raise walls, build barriers and label people.”

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One comment on “Pope decries ‘virus’ of polarization over race, faith

  1. Obviously, original sin and the seven deadly sins opposed to the seven cardinal virtues have been consigned to the storage room at the Motel 6 in sunny Nuovo Roma. This might upset the evening piñata festivals there, but the fact is that the martyrs did not die from “friendly fire.”

    The Church has enemies. So do sovereign nations.

    …. rubble ….

    …… bounce ……

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