Pope Francis Mourns Death of Fidel Castro, Prays for “His Repose”


The papacy of Pope Francis will certainly be remembered for his rather outrageous, apparently off-the-cuff remarks that have upset not only some in the Vatican, but also conservative Roman Catholics.  While the Pope appears to be no friend of Donald Trump's, it is rather amusing to observe that they both come under criticism for the same thing — making what their critics claim are intemperate and immoderate statements.

You don't have to look too far to find the Pope upsetting some group.

He has waded into the immigration controversy by coming  out in favor of open immigration and stating that nations must take in more immigrants.  This is something that should make those in the Vatican uncomfortable as it is reported that it doesn't have a very open policy itself.

More seriously from a theological standpoint, he has made the unprecedented statement claiming that all religions worship the same god.

And then there was his bizarre comment that Muslims and Europeans should breed to counteract a declining birth rate.

His latest remarks concerning the death of Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro, are sure to resonant world-wide..

Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cuban President Raúl Castro Saturday, expressing his “sentiments of sorrow” over the death of Raúl’s brother, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation,” the Pope’s Spanish-language telegram reads.

“At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country,” he said.

“Prayers to the Lord for his repose.”  Without diving too deeply into theology, perhaps that statement needs to be considered in light of this:

Baptized a Catholic as a child, Castro was educated by the Jesuit order to which Pope Francis belongs. Despite his religious upbringing, Castro was an avowed atheist throughout his life.

Do what you wish with that.

It is not our purpose to create any tensions with our Catholic readers.  But it does seem that this Pope has no problem creating tensions not only with protestants, but with his fellow Catholics as well.

Source:  Breitbart



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