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Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:16 PM

Pope Francis criticises ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics (UK)

During an inflight press conference on the way back to Rome at the end of his three-country tour of Africa, Pope Francis criticised “fundamentalists” within the Church.

When asked a question about religious fundamentalism, in the light of the attacks by ISIS terrorists on Paris, the Pope responded by saying that “we are all God’s children, we all have the same Father… we need to live peacefully alongside one another, develop friendships.”

He then went on to discuss fundamentalism within the Church.

“Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions,” said the Pontiff. “We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church.”

He said that “religious fundamentalism isn’t religion, it’s idolatry,” adding that ideas and false certainties take the place of faith, love of God and love of others.


I'm sure His Holiness' admonitions will fall on deaf ears, especially with repukes who call themselves Catholics, but legislate to take the food out of the mouths of the hungry while acting holier than thou regarding sexual morality.

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