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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 06:22 PM

Pope Francis again warns against nationalism, says recent speeches sound like 'Hitler in 1934'

Pope Francis called for a united Europe in an interview published by Italian daily La Stampa on Friday, saying recent political rhetoric has echoed that of Nazi Germany.

“I am concerned because we hear speeches that resemble those of Hitler in 1934,” he said. “ 'Us first. We … We … ’ These are frightening thoughts.”

It is not the first time the pontiff has made such remarks, but his comments published Friday came as Italy’s populist government appeared to be on the verge of collapse.

On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, the most powerful politician in Italy, called for parliament to be dissolved and asked President Sergio Mattarella to order snap elections that could make Italy’s government lean even further right.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/08/09/pope-francis-again-warns-against-nationalism-says-recent-speeches-sound-like-hitler/

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Reply Pope Francis again warns against nationalism, says recent speeches sound like 'Hitler in 1934' (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2019 OP
Wellstone ruled Aug 2019 #1
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #2
rockfordfile Aug 2019 #3
moondust Aug 2019 #4
octoberlib Aug 2019 #5
NCLefty Aug 2019 #6

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 06:49 PM

1. Pope Frankie speaks the truth.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:05 PM

2. Better beef up the Swiss Guard, Pope F.

Also, duck and cover.

Stick and move.

Retire Cardinal Burke. Excommunicate Bannon and Conway.

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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:17 PM

3. Democratic candidates need to speak against up this Neo-Nazism that's attempting to spread

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 08:18 PM

4. Salvini is power hungry.

Like Farage, LePen, and others who don't like the EU because it has powers that the wannabe despots want for themselves.

My understanding is that Salvini's polling numbers are higher than anybody else in Italy right now so he naturally wants an election that he is pretty sure he will win.

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Response to moondust (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:45 AM

5. Bad news for Italy and for the world.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 04:30 AM

6. Popes of old were able to shape the world.

I don't know what this guy does other than give random speeches. Trump sure as hell isn't listening to him.

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