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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:40 AM
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In Easter message, pope urges diplomacy in Libya
Source: AP

By FRANCES D'EMILIO

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI contrasted war and hunger with the joy of Easter Sunday and issued a ringing call for diplomacy to prevail over fighting in Libya, for nations to welcome refugees from conflict and for Middle East leaders to respect their citizens.

Benedict celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square, packed with pilgrims and tourists and awash in the bright colors of spring flowers as he marked the church's most joyous day of the year.

He told the crowd: "In the current conflict in Libya, may diplomacy and dialogue replace arms, and may those who suffer as a result of the conflict be given access to humanitarian aid."

Referring to northern Africa and the Middle East, the pope prayed for the realization of a society where "every political choice is inspired by respect for the human person."


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110424/D9MQ21880.htm...




Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful upon his arrival in St. Peter's square to celebrate Easter mass at the Vatican, Sunday, April 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:20 AM
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:58 AM
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2. -10 for irrelevancy.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:19 AM
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3. thank you
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 10:20 AM by CountAllVotes
It offended me greatly. I am Catholic and I think the pope's message was a good message and that is to end the violence and try using diplomacy in Libya.

Nothing is wrong with this message, it is a good message! :)

Happy Easter btw to everyone, Catholics, non-Catholics, whatever ...

:dem: :kick:

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:27 AM
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4. Not a problem at all.
When someone says something worthwhile, irrelevant comments are not praiseworthy. I'm glad the post was deleted. We have good moderators here.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:19 AM
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5. Thanks, Pope,....but we would rather use Warthogs & Cruise Missles.
There is a much bigger profit on those.




If you're not FOR the New OIL WAR in Libya,
you're WITH The Communists AlQaeda The Terrorists Saddam Qaddafi!!!

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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:52 AM
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6. I welcome his desire for the welcome and well being of refugees
but I rather think that his message might be taken amiss in the extremely Islamic country that is Libya.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:04 PM
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7. Good. nt
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