Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pope Francis Calls For a Response From the UN

Pope Francis has called the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to reinforce the efforts of the United Nations for the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in Northern Iraq.

Vatican City (kath.net/KNA) Pope Francis has appealed to the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to reinforce efforts for united national protection of Christians and other minorities in Northern Iraq. He has turned to the UN General Secretary to "Address the fears, suffering, and the cries of despair coming from the hearts of Christians and members of beloved Iraq," it read from a letter published by the Vatican on Wednesday to Ban. The "humanitarian tragedy" in Iraq must be ended.


In view if the tragic experiences of the 20th century, the "international community must do all possible, to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities," continues Francis.
This must be accomplished according to the provisions and mechanisms of human rights.

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15 comments:

schmenz said...

Very good. Is it too much to ask that the Holy Father also ask them to protect the Christians in Gaza who are being exterminated by the Israelis?

Yes, it's too much to ask.

Tancred said...

The Palestinian issue is one if his touchstones, I believe. So maybe something soon?

Anonymous said...

Why does, nt pope Francis call on the NATO alliance?
27 of its 28 members are nominally Christian countries.
The Islamic radicals in ISIS are a threat to every one of them.

Dane said...

Maybe Francis should follow in the footsteps of his namesake and go visit the "caliph". That ought to fix both of them.

Jacobi said...

Now that would be a good idea!

Anonymous said...

He pleads to the Masonic UN? How about he pleads to Heaven like a real Catholic pope instead and calls for a worldwide rosary crusade? Oh, wait.

M. Prodigal said...

That's nice. Ineffective but a nice touch. Yes, we need a worldwide prayer crusade but are there enough faithful Catholics left to wage it?

Anonymous said...

All this inter faith dialogue seems to be unleashing a rabid fury ,not peaceful coexistence,perhaps its seen as weakness ,after all who would have respect for one who compromises their Faith to accommodate all manner of other beliefs .

Liam Ronan said...

Better late than never, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

http://gloria.tv/media/nCJSb4tLizz Please comment on this act of Public Apostasy coming from Francis

Liam Ronan said...

I couldn't help but notice that there are adverts for 'Oxfam's Gaza Appeal' appearing on the spaces between the articles published on your blog. I understood that Oxfam was an orgaization which has long funded and supported abortion:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2011/03/18/red-nose-day-gives-millions-to-those-who-support-abortion-catholics-should-boycott-it/

I'm convinced you have little or no control over what adverts appear on your blog but I thought you might want to dissociate yourselves from such adverts.

Peace!

Tancred said...

I delete stuff like that immediately.

Oxfam is Marxist.

Unknown said...

Christians in both Israel and so-called "Palestinian territories" are endangered by continual war provoked repeatedly by HAMAS, a group ideologically similar to The Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and AL Quaida. At any time you can look around and see that in a number of places Muslims are attempting the slaughter of Jews, Christians, other Muslims.

Unknown said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

http://www.talkofnaija.com/world/virgin-mary-statue-in-st-joseph-church-in-iraq-started-crying-tears-then-turned-into-blood-photos