Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthTunick
, Feb 11, 2013.
It was just a tangent. There should still be a thread to discuss Pope Francis.
Who could have predicted that issues of Catholic policy would be discussed in a thread about the pope?
Two Popes Meet for Lunch
Somebody has to know a good joke that starts with: Two Popes walk into a bar...
And the 15-year old busboys run like hell with their hands over their arses?
So this is how the Rule of Two begins...
Always two, there are... a Benedict and a Francis...
A nice gesture...
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
So, Benedict still wears the Pope uniform?
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.
Had one of those here for a while, it worked out awesome.
Did they also wear robes?
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.
More signals of change coming from the Vatican, looks people were right that he will focus more on poverty issues.
Well I suppose there is a silver lining.
When is the world going to stop paying attention to these silly wizards?
When they stop being the heads of the world's oldest and largest religious organization?
Looking forward to the day when that doesn't matter..
Didn't the Jews come first though..
Read the whole sentence.
Also "the Jews" are hardly a single organization.
but they came first