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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthTunick , Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    It was just a tangent. There should still be a thread to discuss Pope Francis.
     
  2. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 5

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    Who could have predicted that issues of Catholic policy would be discussed in a thread about the pope?
     
  3. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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  4. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    And the 15-year old busboys run like hell with their hands over their arses?
     
  5. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    So this is how the Rule of Two begins...
     
  6. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Approves.
     
  7. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Always two, there are... a Benedict and a Francis...
     
  8. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    A nice gesture...

     
  9. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That, understandably, grabbed alot of headlines, but in terms of his announced goals, a move late last week was far more significant. The pope had listed reforming the Curia (the Vatican bureaucracy) has his number one priority, and took a major step towards doing so late last week:

    Pope Francis to revolutionise running of church with new advisory panel
     
  10. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  11. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    So, Benedict still wears the Pope uniform?
     
  12. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Well that's a step in the right direction at least. Hopefully some real changes can come of it that will benefit people worldwide, namely in the missions to the poor and disadvantaged but also in confronting financial and sexual scandals in a real way.
     
  13. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Had one of those here for a while, it worked out awesome.
     
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  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Did they also wear robes?
     
  15. Ghost

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    Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned as "slave labour" the work conditions of victims of a factory collapse in Bangladesh in which more than 400 people have been found dead, Vatican radio reported.
    "A headline that really struck me on the day of the tragedy in Bangladesh was 'Living on 38 euros a month'. That is what the people who died were being paid. This is called slave labour," the pope was quoted as saying at a private mass.
    "Today in the world this slavery is being committed against something beautiful that God has given us -- the capacity to create, to work, to have dignity. How many brothers and sisters find themselves in this situation!" he said.
    "Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit. That goes against God!" he was quoted as saying.
    "There are many people who want to work but cannot. When a society is organised in a way that not everyone is given the chance to work, that society is not just," he said.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/pope-francis-slave-labor_n_3191288.html


    More signals of change coming from the Vatican, looks people were right that he will focus more on poverty issues.
     
  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well I suppose there is a silver lining.
     
  17. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    When is the world going to stop paying attention to these silly wizards?
     
  18. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    When they stop being the heads of the world's oldest and largest religious organization?
     
  19. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Looking forward to the day when that doesn't matter..
     
  20. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Didn't the Jews come first though..
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Read the whole sentence.
     
  22. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Also "the Jews" are hardly a single organization.
     
  23. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    but they came first
     
  24. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  25. Lord Vivec

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