Pope Francis calls Christmas a ‘charade’ as the ‘world continues to wage war’
Pope Francis said Thursday in a sermon Christmas this year will be a “charade” because the “world continues to wage war” and “we do not understand peace.”
The pontiff said of the Christmas cheer, “It’s all a charade,”
“What shall remain? Ruins, thousands of children without education, so many innocent victims and lots of money in the pockets of arms dealers. Jesus once said: ‘You can not serve two masters: Either God or riches.’ War is the right choice for him, who would serve wealth: ‘Let us build weapons, so that the economy will right itself somewhat, and let us go forward in pursuit of our interests.
There is an ugly word the Lord spoke: ‘Cursed!’ Because He said: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers!’ The men who work war, who make war, are cursed, they are criminals,” Francis said.
“A war can be justified — so to speak — with many, many reasons, but when all the world as it is today, at war — piecemeal though that war may be — a little here, a little there, and everywhere — there is no justification — and God weeps. Jesus weeps.”
By Maria Stainer - The Washington Times