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Leaders across the world celebrated the election as a historic moment that makes the Church more universal

Thursday, March 14th 2013 - 08:46 UTC
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Leaders across the world celebrated the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope, considering it a “historical moment” and a fact that makes the “Church more universal than ever.” Read full article


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  • CaptainSilver

    Dare any of them say anything else if they want those Catholic votes. Politicians will say anything in this situation, they are all hypocrites. I sincerely hope that catholic mumbo jumbo continues shrinking as it has been one of the most evil beliefs that has wreaked war, poverty and ignorance on mankind continuously for the last 2000 years.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    Ah, CaptainSilver, perhaps you prefer great atheist leaders such as Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot who collectively slaughtered more people and caused more misery than any religion ever did.

    Alternatively why don't you go and keep Kim Jong company over in North Korea? They don't like religion there either. And there was always communist China, though Christianity, thankfully, is now enjoying a renaissance there.

    As for ignorance, go and research the significant contributions made to science and mathematics by both Christianity and Islam over “the past 2000 years” before spouting any more of your secular mumbo jumbo.

    Congratulations to Catholics on the election of Pope Francis I.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    I prefer the sentiments of John Lennons Imagine..... Rather than superstition, and that doesn't have to mean sympathy with odious dictators. Remembering the torture and imprisonment of Gallilio makes your ridiculous assertions about religions contribution to science ludicrous. It's universally anti scientific. From Darwin to Dawkins and from Dr Cox to Patrick Moore, all religious superstition is a busted flush.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    This new pope is a disgrace to mankind, regardless if you are a believer or not.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob the argentine

    #4 Stevie: I'm not a believer but I know about Pope Francis and his work as bishop. What you said in your post is nonsense.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #5 I am sure Lil stevie makes that statement because Bergoglio was a staunch critic of asslips kirchner. Infact.....the ntire la campora's are fuming and up in arms over his rise to Pope. ARgentina is split of opinion over this. Of course, asslips is publically pleased.....for now. But I don;t think she can ever publically denouce him, even when he starts in on being against gay marriage, anti abortion, and not taking care of the poor in Argentina. Goodness.....what's a peronist to do!!

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    Captain Poppy
    They will do what they always do
    1 Deny it ever happened
    2 nationalize the church
    3 lie

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Its going to be more exciting than with the Kraut that's for sure. I thought John Paul did a lot to bring down the communist dictators and free large parts of the world from their despotism, but the Kraut never really achieved anything for humanity, he just seemed to repeat the same old represive backward mantra. Looks like this guy could be the same. It does look interesting with the Botox Queen though. He could hasten the end...

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #9 that's why the church will never elect a young Pope again.....afraid of making too many waves. But this guy is a young 76 )lol) I hope he impacts the peronist the same way of JPII and the communists. He hates asslips and nestor

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Controversy already about the new Pope and his association with the military junta:

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Not new...that's what is causing the la campora uproar in Argentina

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    A new head,
    on an old decrepit corrupt greedy molested body,

    Will not instantly create a miracles.

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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