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3 years ago  ::  Dec 06, 2014 - 3:51PM #1
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Guess which country in the middle east has an incfreasing Christian population? 

Christians are being driven from Mideast, Pope Francis says

'Due to an extremist fundamentalist group, entire communities suffer, inhuman violence,' pontiff charges

Pope Francis said Saturday that Christians are being "driven from the Middle East" in a message to Iraqi Christians forced to flee from Mosul by ISIS jihadists.

"Christians are being driven from the Middle East in suffering," the pontiff said in a video message as French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin visited the Iraqi city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge following the fall of their city in June.

Thousands of Christians have taken refuge in Erbil after jihadists in June overran Mosul, Iraq’s second city, and forced hundreds of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi community to flee their homes.

Last weekend, the pontiff visited Turkey, during which he met Bartholomew I, the ecumenical patriarch and spiritual leader of the world’s some 250 million Orthodox Christians.

The two clerics issued a joint statement in which they spoke out against anti-Christian violence in the region.
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2014 - 11:36AM #2
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Alot of people think of the Middle East as just muslim.  But it was not that long ago that large swaths of the middle east were at least 50% Christian.   It varied from place to place but a great deal of the Mid East had significant and ancient christian communities.  

They also had very ancient and sizable jewish communities.  Not to mention other offshot groups like the Yazidis or the Druze

Now the Jews are driven out of everywhere except Israel and they have a tenable situation in Iran and Morroco - everywhere else they are gone, gone, gone.

Large Armenia Christain groups in Turkey - genocide.  Palestine was about 50% Christian,  Jordan and Syria also had sizable numbers - now the stats are less than 10%.  All over North Africa.

And the Christians left most of them have plans to leave if possible, so pretty soon you will have alot of places where the Christian community was 55% down to 5% in less than 100 years. 

I rather wish Francis had used stronger language.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2014 - 12:48PM #3
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Even though I dont asgree with Christians witnessing and trying to convert folks in the middleeasts till its a terrible thing all the persecution Christians suffer out there.I hope they all get out alive.

That being said considering the fact that the Christian population is down to 5 percent: We cant really expect that God will hold Middle easterns responsible for being a Christain when its not even available.

BTW Christians who claim that the signs of the end of the world and Jesus coming back are here; wrong now. One of the signs is that the gospel is being spread all over the world and everyone has  a choice of coming to Christ, with all this going on obviously the gospel is not going   to be spread, so that takes care of that.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2014 - 11:46PM #4
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3 years ago  ::  Oct 21, 2015 - 3:26PM #5
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       Pope Francis.  


- Pope Francis encouraged Muslims to - find hope in the Qur’an.

But  -  We Christians REMEMBER  the Message of the QuranSurah 4:171 .... The Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only a messenger of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His messengers, and say not, Three. 

  Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, 'Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah'?"  [Qur'an 5:116]

The Pope Wants Catholics to Find Hope in a Book that Tells Lies about the Catholic Faith and Lies about the Bible too.  Perhaps He has forgot reality.

 REMEMBER -  Mary has no Scriptural RECORD in the Early Church as FUNCTIONING as a CATHOLISLAMIC .  Catholic  OR / AND  islamic Character - Woman.

 But Catholics DEMAND that this is the Same God -     Allah is  the Same God of the Bible.

 Mary of Islam  -  Is The Same Mary of the Bible..

  While their Pope kisses and drools on His Quran.   He Declares Allah  -  is His Savior.

   REMEMBER  -THE TRUTH  -  Truly   This is not the God of Abraham. This is not Christianity.  ......................................................................................

The Pope Speaks DIRECTLY to Huge Crowds of Catholics or Muslims and Commands them that Allah *( the god of Islam is  -  the  VERY Same God of the Bible )  

Catholics and Muslims Serve the same eXact god.

Allah is the SAME  eXact God of the Bible    -  The Same God of The Bible. Says the Pope.

This is the Message of Catholics.   

 CATHOLISLAMICS  - are not telling the Truth.  The Bible is Truth and CATHOLISLAMICS simply do not have Scriptures for their Faith.

 Islam Teaches that  -  Jesus Was a Muslim.    Mary Was a Muslim.  in the Quran.    

 Mohammud is A prophet and revelator to Roman Catholics, *( Concerning this And many, other CATHOLISLAMIC Faiths, ) 

Mohammud is ONE of Many Farthers of the Catholic Church,

  Mohammud eStablished and FATHERED  these CATHOLISLAMIC Faiths. About Islam being the Same God as the God of Abraham and about HIS REVELATION / PROPHECY - That he was a Descendant of Ishmael / Abraham.

 Catholics today SPEAK, Teach and Spread that  CATHOLISLAMIC  message.

Mohammud is a Spiritual Farther of this Catholic Faith.  A  REVELATOR / PROPHET unto all Romantic Catholics.

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