The End Is Near? Pope Decries Governments Turning Earth Into Vast Pile Of "Rubble, Deserts, & Refuse"

Europe is rethinking its permissive attitude toward immigrants and refugees, but Pope Francis is doubling down on his calls for all countries to welcome them with open arms, even as Italy, which surrounds Vatican City, recently embraced a government that has begun turning away migrants arriving by boat.

During an appearance at a Vatican conference marking the third anniversary of his famous environmental encyclical "Praise Be", Francis urged the world (i.e. the US) to honor the commitments made in the Paris Accord, and also praised aid groups who rescue and care for migrants.

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In a speech with suspiciously political overtones, the Pope said the IMF and World Bank would have an important tole in encouraging sustainable development. If countries don't abide by their commitments, future generations will inherit a ruined environment.

"There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse," he warned.

While celebrating a mass at St Peter's Basilica for migrants and people who offer them aid, Francis warned of the "sterile hypocrisy" of those who choose not to help the poor and insecure live a "dignified life", and lamented how Europe and the US were attempting to close their borders to immigrants and refugees, according to the Hill.

"It grieves us to see the lands of indigenous peoples expropriated and their cultures trampled on by predatory schemes and by new forms of colonialism, fueled by the culture of waste and consumerism," Francis said.

Indeed, the Guardian described Friday's conference as "the latest in a series of Vatican initiatives meant to impress a sense of urgency about global warming and the threat it poses...to the world's poorest and most marginalized people."

As Francis has continued to sound more like an activist and less like God's highest authority on Earth, he is set to hold a three-week synod, or conference of bishops, specifically to address the ecological crisis in the Amazon. Francis has said that deforestation threatens to destroy the "lung" of the Earth, as well as the indigenous tribes who live in the rainforest

The pope even went so far as to recently invite oil executives and investors to the Vatican for a closed-door meeting where he reportedly asked them to find alternatives to fossil fuels and warned that they were helping to ruin the environment.

Since becoming Pope in 2013, Francis has shown a willingness to speak on many topics that are unusual for a Pope. These include financial instruments like credit default swaps, which the Holy See singled out as "a ticking time bomb" in a sweeping critique of the global financial system.

To be sure, Francis's decision to speak in support of several liberal causes - from universal health care to immigration - has angered some conservative Catholics.  Steve Bannon recently criticized Francis, saying the Catholic Church is "one of the worst instigators of this open borders policy," adding that "the Pope - more than anybody else - has driven the migrant crisis in Europe." Those criticisms arrived after an ally of Francis published an article blasting Catholic voters who voted for Trump while specifically attacking former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in the shocking singling out of an individual Catholic.

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Took Red Pill css1971 Tue, 07/10/2018 - 06:52 Permalink

According to the bible, Jesus was non-violent but the one time he got really pissed off was at the money changers. He overturned tables and drove them away. Jesus was justly angered that worldly commercial activities had corrupted the holiness of the temple. The church is even more corrupt nowadays and Pope Francis supports the IMF and World Bank? They are the primary cause of poverty in some of these countries because they drive them into debt so deep they can't get out.

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DiotheDog Took Red Pill Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

According to the Bible Jesus was non-violent... true... but according to the Bible Jesus was a radical count cultural leader.  The Man would get into town and the town would erupt into crowds and mobs.

There's a reason why Jesus had to be put to death -- local politics feared him.

Hop off the hippy trip, Jesus wasn't the all loving, peaceful, JC Superstar the 60s portrayed Him as.  I believe it's referred to as the Heresy of the Smiling Christ.

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OCnStiggs MasterPo Tue, 07/10/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

I sent that picture to my Catholic friends and they couldn't believe it. After checking, they now understand. A few have watched "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" on Alinsky's role is subverting the American Catholic church.

No wonder so many ware walking away from the diocese.

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Squilliam Fancyson MasterPo Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:54 Permalink

I support your comment except for the last sentence. There is so much more to be said. The jesuit socialist politician who dares to call himself holy father and his holy fucking see is behind most treacherous conspiracies on government level in the world. By way of deception thou shalt do war and they are good at it and very experienced.

You have done good research but do more on Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican. Start by going to this Wikipedia page, explore the pseudonym R.C. Christian and continue by watching and listening to Adrian A. McQueen (evenatthedoors).

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Blankenstein css1971 Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:42 Permalink

Don't forget money laundering.  The Vatican is just like HSBC, nobody goes to jail.   

A mysterious firing and a new report on the Vatican’s creative bookkeeping begs the question: Why does no one ever get in trouble for laundering money at the Holy See?

"Eight money-laundering investigations have been closed formally without any charges, while six additional investigations have been concluded without an indictment for any offense and their formal closure has been requested,” the report states."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-vaticans-dirty-money-problem?ref=scro…

 

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DiotheDog BabaLooey Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:39 Permalink

The Pope, and the Catholic Church for that matter, doesn't operate in the present.  They are one of the only organization that plans in terms of centuries.

To jump off of the anti-Catholic rants (which is the only permissible bias left in the US) what if the Pope is speaking from the perspective of someone who has seen the indiginous lands of South America gets ransacked by corporate interests?  He simply wrote a letter as a statement of concern -- not doctrinal truth.

Lastly, I'm not a radical lib, or environmentalist by ANY means -- but isn't it only fair to suggest people preserve the earth for the future generations?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth

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Jessica6 DiotheDog Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

Part of preserving the earth for future generations is by having two kids, not ten, as the Church has always encouraged. The Catholics I know also tend to be more materialistic overall than other religions. Addicted to the high life. Old school Protestantism for all its drawbacks, was a far better religion from an environmentalist standpoint.

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Dilluminati Four chan Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:14 Permalink

The Democrats have perfected the virtue signaling of the papacy, but after centuries and thousand of years, what has the papacy to show for their leadership?  Monuments and cathedrals to their organization and the masses ignorant, in debt, poor and still awaiting to be "delivered."  There is this book plantation politics 

https://www.amazon.com/Death-Nation-Plantation-Politics-Democratic/dp/1…

And the two are so similar that when I hear this pontiff pontificate I'm like shut the fuck up and get concerned about the Vatican bank scandals, the pedophilia, the wealth in property that the Church holds, and stop.. stop the virtue signaling upon those working and supporting their families without the meddling and tithing of the Church.

Just fuck off.. mind your business.. and stop meddling and trying to run things for your selfish benefit.

Liquidate the Church's holdings and spend that money cleaning the pacific trash heap.. liquidate the Church's holdings and spend it feeding the poor, liquidate the Church and stop the virtue signaling and passing the plate like some discredited democratic run big city..   Martin Luther had it right when he said we don't need your stinking management! 

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detached.amusement PunchyBinThinkn Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:02 Permalink

hang the pope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEBe2jejrL8

Hang the Pope hang the Pope hang the Pope Hang the Pope hang the Pope hang the Pope

Hang him with a fucking rope Let's go to the Vatican, get him out of bed Put the noose around his neck and hang him till he's dead

Hang the Pope hang the Pope hang the Pope Hang the Pope hang the Pope hang the Pope

Hang him with a fucking rope Let's go to the Vatican, get him out of bed Put the noose around his neck and hang him till he's fucking dead

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silver140 MusicIsYou Tue, 07/10/2018 - 03:40 Permalink

"There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse," he warned.

True.  For which the "cradle of civilization", the surrounding ancient land of what used to be a diverse and sophisticated mixture of cultures, the location of the birth of Western Civilization, has become ironically, the example of what the Pope is talking about. It's a bit late, but still worth noting. The parasitoid corporate fascists have made it a point to decimate the very geological area that gave birth to what was later to be called "human civilization". The parasitoid life strategy is to kill the host. What better way to commence the thorough extinction of the host but to decimate its physical birthplace, its history and artifacts, so that there is nothing of substance to distinguish homo sapiens from, well,,,parasites.

A parasitoid is an organism that lives in close association with its host and at the host's expense, and which sooner or later kills it.

The term "cradle of civilization" refers to locations where, according to current archeological data, civilization is understood to have emerged. Current thinking is that there was no single "cradle", but several civilizations that developed independently, with the Fertile Crescent (Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt) understood to be the earliest.[1

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Catullus Tue, 07/10/2018 - 03:03 Permalink

Just declare that no Catholic should be serving in the US Armed Forces. They’ve caused the migrant problems. They’ve murdered innocent people throughout the world. The US has no credible threats. And they’re one of the worst polluters in the world. It’s a completely voluntary force now. You don’t need to be a mercenary for evil. 

Felix da Kat Tue, 07/10/2018 - 03:36 Permalink

When the Pope acquiesces to the popular liberal narrative, he forfeits much of the moral authority he may have had. His message of wholesale socialism is offensive to most American Catholics. It seems to say, "One is a bad and selfish person if he won't turn-over more money to the needy". The liberal changes he is making in dogma and personnel assignments will have the wrong effect. American pews will grow emptier by the year. I'll wager that most of the college of cardinals who elected him now regret doing so. And it is likely we are saddled with this pope for another ten years or more.