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    Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    The Clan of the Red Beanies ain't happy with this man they picked to lead them. He's been going after the corruption to be found within the church since his selection and has upset some of those who thought he would be like others and just go along with the 'system'

    Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    (Reuters) - The Vatican's top administrators would have been expecting an exchange of pleasantries at their annual Christmas meeting with Pope Francis on Monday.

    Instead, he chose the occasion to issue a stinging critique, telling the priests, bishops and cardinals who run the Curia, the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church, that careerism, scheming and greed had infected them with "spiritual Alzheimer's".

    Francis, the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, has refused many of the trappings of office and made plain his determination to bring the Church's hierarchy closer to its 1.2 billion members.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    I think he's a good man.

    I like him alot.

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Ironically, the Pope seems to better understand what the Catholic Church aristocracy failed to learn.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    I had been seeing this guy as overrated, but he gets props for this.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Francis is the last Pope. I think that he believes that too.

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    Francis is the last Pope. I think that he believes that too.
    Interesting, you think the Catholic Church will evolve like that?
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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Interesting, you think the Catholic Church will evolve like that?
    Yes. The Anti-Christ is already among us. The Anti-Christ, with the help of the False Prophet, will replace the Pope and bring in a new Roman Empire/One World Government. Then the tribulation will begin. The head of the Roman Catholic Church is to be the Emperor. The Anti-Christ will be the Emperor of the world.

    edit- And you will all receive the the mark of the beast. Or else. It will be for your own good. For your protection.

    Last edited by spangledbanner; 12-22-14 at 02:56 PM.

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    Yes. The Anti-Christ is already among us. The Anti-Christ, with the help of the False Prophet, will replace the Pope and bring in a new Roman Empire/One World Government. Then the tribulation will begin. The head of the Roman Catholic Church is to be the Emperor. The Anti-Christ will be the Emperor of the world.
    Sorry I asked.
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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    Yes. The Anti-Christ is already among us. The Anti-Christ, with the help of the False Prophet, will replace the Pope and bring in a new Roman Empire/One World Government. Then the tribulation will begin. The head of the Roman Catholic Church is to be the Emperor. The Anti-Christ will be the Emperor of the world.

    edit- And you will all receive the the mark of the beast. Or else. It will be for your own good. For your protection.

    Shouldn't you be posting this in the conspiracy theory category?

    If Christ does come back and get things in order he'll probably be crucified again as the antichrist by nuthobs like yourself. Don't ever overestimate the intelligence of religious followers.

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    Re: Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Shouldn't you be posting this in the conspiracy theory category?

    If Christ does come back and get things in order he'll probably be crucified again as the antichrist by nuthobs like yourself. Don't ever overestimate the intelligence of religious followers.
    Its in the bible. Its no conspiracy. We are the last generation. We will experience The Great Tribulation and the End Times. The end is nigh my friend. Repent before its too late.

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