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Pope Calls On World Leaders To Abandon Military Options In Syria

Pope Francis called on world leaders attending the G20 summit in Russia to seek peace in Syria through diplomatic means and to lay aside the “futile pursuit” of a military solution.

In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is hosting the G20 summit, Francis said that lopsided global interests have blocked a diplomatic course in the Syrian conflict and have led to the “senseless massacre” of innocent people.

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution,”
 Francis wrote.

The letter follows an announcement earlier this week that the Vatican will host a vigil for peace in Syria in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday.

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    His Holiness, Pope Francis
    Apostolic Palace
    00120 Vatican City

    “In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is hosting the G20 summit, Francis said that lopsided global interests have blocked a diplomatic course in the Syrian conflict and have led to the “senseless massacre” of innocent people.”

    May Almighty God Bless you for your efforts.

    The Liars who lied on Iraq and now planting evidence and lying again. The Secretary of State of one of these liars was caught red handed lying my the Russian President. The Russians may be Atheists, but they are not liars.

    Putin calls Kerry a liar on Syria

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/05/obama-kerry-putin-syria-russia-g-20/2769683/

    Putin called Obama Secretary of State John Kerry a liar over Kerry’s testimony this week before Congress.

    The question may be al-Qaeda’s influence on the Syrian rebels, an issue Kerry has downplayed.

    Speaking to his human rights council Wednesday, Putin said, “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans), and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”

    Putin has criticized Obama administration claims that Bashar Assad’s government attacked the rebels with chemical weapons.

    Last month, Obama canceled a summit meeting with Putin after a series of U.S.-Russian disputes, including Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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      His Holiness,

      Here is some information for you to test your beliefs.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv6U2BtdFGc

      Is it ethical for Christians to piggy back off the death of Jesus( He wanted to Free Palestine from Roman occupation) to cover up their Sins?

      Christopher Hitchens on Science vs Religion

      Uploaded on Dec 19, 2011
      UK Politician Goes Mad! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7lOk

      Christopher Hitchens talking about science versus religion and how incompatible they are.

      Due to the high volume of requests asking where the full version can be located, try typing ‘La ciudad de las Ideas 2009 Hitchens’ into the search facility and you should find it

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        His Holiness,

        The Chemical Weapons were used by the Rebels supplied by the West.

        http://english.pravda.ru/news/russia/06-09-2013/125590-russia_syria_report-0/

        Russia publishes 100-page report proving rebels’ involvement in chemical attack
        06.09.2013 | Source: Pravda.Ru

        McClatchy website published information saying that Russia handed over a large 100-page report to the United Nations in July. The report supposedly proved that it was the Syrian rebels who used sarin gas in Aleppo in March.

        The announcement of this, according to the website, was published Wednesday on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. UN spokesman Farhan Haq confirmed the receipt of the report, which has not been made public yet.

        On Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry provided additional evidence to prove that chemical weapons were used by Islamist insurgents. The evidence referred to the report by Rusia al-Yaum channel. Correspondents of the channel talked to Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, who served in the monastery of St. James in Qara, Syria.

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      His Holiness, Pope Francis
      Apostolic Palace
      00120 Vatican City

      Well done. Take the leadership

      http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/07/vatican-estimates-100000-attend-syria-peace-vigil/

      VATICAN CITY – Tens of thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square for a four-hour Syria peace vigil late Saturday, answering Pope Francis’ call for a grassroots cry for peace that was echoed by Christians and non-Christians alike in Syria and in vigils around the world.
      The Vatican estimated about 100,000 took part in the Rome event, making it one of the largest rallies in the West against proposed U.S.-led military action against the Syrian regime following the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
      Francis spent most of the vigil in silent prayer, but during his speech he issued a heartfelt plea for peace, denouncing those who are “captivated by the idols of dominion and power” and destroy God’s creation through war.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/07/vatican-estimates-100000-attend-syria-peace-vigil/#ixzz2eGJdYhRy

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    It is Saudi Arabia which is trying to Establish authority in the Middle East.

    It looks, Saudi Arabia’s end is near.

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      Jim,

      “It looks, Saudi Arabia’s end is near.”

      You mean Saud Family Hegemony is near? Are there jobs for a Million Sri Lankans when they return?

      When will the Rajapaksa Hegemony be over?
      We are past the Senanayaka, Bandaranake, Jayaewardana, Premadasa, and Wuckramasinghe Hegemonies.

      If so, would it be the end of Wahhabism and Salafism? They are inter-twined. Can people live happily ever after without any religious police and without any compulsion in Religion?

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    Bloody pope! These bloody fools like the pope, the commonwealth clown Sharma are only protecting the war criminals in the world! The moment the accepted legal options are considered by the able, established and responsible world bodies and leaders these nefarious elements in the cloak of sheep come forward and utter emotional statements to block any punitive and legally correct actions against these evil rulers in rogue regimes! The funny thing is these so called appeasers in the world are deaf, dump and blind when thousands upon thousand innocent civilians are massacred or their human rights are violated by the very elements whom they are trying to whitewash and protect! These religious bastards including the leading Buddhist chapter monks and sold-out organizational clowns must be condemned and discarded and criminal regimes must be punished to the maximum if any sanity at all to be restored in this world.

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      Silva,

      ” These religious bastards including the leading Buddhist chapter monks and sold-out organizational clowns must be condemned and discarded and criminal regimes must be punished to the maximum if any sanity at all to be restored in this world.”

      Here is some support for the above statement.

      1. Religion is the Opium of the masses, and is used for maintaining Monk-Mullah-Priest hegemony.

      2. Morality and Religion.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWt8a1aMkZ4

      Author Christopher Hitchens debates the Reverend Al Sharpton on the question of whether morality can exist in the absence of God.

      —–

      A Debate: God Is Not Great with Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens.

      Taking on possibly the greatest issue of our time – the malignant force of religion in the world – Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion through a close and learned reading of the major religious texts, citing numerous historical instances in which sexual repression and outrageous acts of violence have been committed in the name of God. He argues for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. — NYPL

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        Thanks Amarasiri, but you forgot add that priests are blood suckers who live on others labour,doing no meaningful work but selling ‘paradise next time’ for a very comfortable priestly life now.

        They have the best jobs hear and now and always get together to protect religious industry from science and reason or critical analysis. We will have a better world if we don’t have monks or mullas but respect for human reason.

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          San,

          1. Truth, has no nationality.

          2. However, generally lies are associated with certain nationalities. In Sri Lanka, most Politicians lie from top to bottom. most Monks lie from top to bottom, and misinterpret the Tipitaka. The average citizen and average citizen is more honorable than any of the above. In the Islamic World, it is the Mullah, the Ulama and the Clerics who are the biggest liars in the interpretation of the Quran to their advantage. In the West, this was done by the Priests with the help of the rulers ( The Buddhist Monks are doing that now in Sri Lanka).

          3. Even in those nations with a high percentages of liars, like many countries we all are aware of, still there are many who speak the truth and the facts. See Putin claimed Kerry is a liar. We all know about the WMD lies in Iraq, the Nazi lies to Poland, to Russia, etc.

          5. What is different now is the globalized internet. They want their lies be not challenged. They want the truth hidden.

          6. That is why in Sri Lanka they are trying to block and intimidate many web sites and other media.

          7. Has anybody achieved, Nirvana, Nibbana, Sansara, Rebirth, Hell, Heaven, Limbo, or Purgatory? NO! They are all mental states, brainwashed into the followers so that can be fooled and use that to collect money and Dana.

          7. Start a new Religion. Become a Monk , Priest and Mullah and have a good time with boys, girls, women , men and the rulers.

          Buddhism Abuse Parts 1 and 2

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

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

          Media Mayhem : Losing Faith: Abuse, Cover-Up and the Catholic Chu

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Th6xo9vxM

          Muslim Women Abuse

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-zIg1J5p04

          Religion is the Opium of the Masses- Karl Marx.

          8. Morality and Religion.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWt8a1aMkZ4

          DeJa Vu.

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    Syrian Assad can’t be such a dumb ass. Can he ?.

    Latest polls in the US indicate that 73 % of the inhabitant population there does not want their Prez to attack Syria.

    This Prez who promised to even talk to Jihadis to sort things out now wouldn’t listen to his own people, and its 73 percent of the total.

    Will he listen to Pope Francis?

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      K A Sumanasekera,

      “Latest polls in the US indicate that 73 % of the inhabitant population there does not want their Prez to attack Syria.”

      “This Prez who promised to even talk to Jihadis to sort things out now wouldn’t listen to his own people, and its 73 percent of the total.”

      73% does not want their President to attack Syria.
      73% of the Americans know than the Earth Rotates and goes around the Earth.

      So, is it the same 73%, who cannot be fooled?

      27% are Rednecks in USA. Same percentage in Europe?

      Appendix table 7-10
      Correct answers to specific science literacy questions, by country/region: Most recent year

      http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind06/append/c7/at07-10.pdf

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    I agree with silva AND amarasiri that the pope is a bloddy fool. Cant he see children women and men gassed by brutal Asad

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