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In Sarajevo, Pope says “World Haunted by Atmosphere of War”

From the article:

Pope Francis on Saturday bemoaned the “atmosphere of war” haunting the world as he urged the people of war-scarred Sarajevo to provide an example of how different cultures and religions can co-exist peacefully.

Matthew 24 King James Version

24 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

And as he (Jesus) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

And Jesus answered and said unto them,

“Take heed that NO MAN deceive you”.

For many shall come in my name, saying, “I am Christ”;… and shall deceive MANY.

And…ye shall hear of wars…and…rumours of wars: “see that ye be not troubled”: for all these things MUST come to pass, but the end is not yet.


In a reference to the legacy of the war, which left Sarajevo in ruins and Bosnia permanently divided along ethnic lines, he urged the country’s Muslim, Serb and Croat communities to reach out to each other at every level.

“In so doing, even the deep wounds of the recent past will be set aside,” Francis said in a meeting with officials of the rotating presidency.

Such as the deep wounds that Protestants have set aside concerning Roman Catholicism? And the millions killed through her?


Despite a show of unity to welcome the pope, it was not hard to find reminders on Saturday of how fragile Bosnia’s unity is.

It was noticeable that there were far more red and white Croatian flags being waved than Bosnia’s blue and yellow ones.

The national anthem played for Francis on his arrival remains without words because the three communities have been unable to agree a common text.


Posted June 7, 2015 by Sue Says in category In the News

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