Pope Francis seems to be doing everything in his power to disenfranchise conservative Catholics.
He continues to embrace the far-left agenda in his statements and decisions.
And what he just did to appease Muslims will infuriate Catholics everywhere.
Throughout the Middle East Muslim extremists are oppressing Christians, along with anybody who challenges their warped world-view.
And in their quest for a world-wide caliphate they are spreading across the globe, specifically targeting Europe and the United States.
Their global crusade has been highlighted by death and destruction, while the radical Left cheers them on.
Historically, the Catholic Church has stood up for Christians against this threat.
But now, the Vatican under Pope Francis’ control is doing the opposite.
The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue recently encouraged Catholics to join the Islamic iftar ritual meal during Ramadan.
“For us, your Christian friends, it is a propitious time to further strengthen our relationships with you, by greeting you, meeting you on this occasion and, where possible, by sharing in an Iftar with you,” the statement read.
In an interview with Church Militant, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer spoke out against the statement.
“By participating in iftars, Christians are helping celebrate an imperative to conquer and subjugate them,” Spencer said. “Iftar is not just a meal. It is the breaking of the Ramadan fast every evening. Ramadan is a month devoted to intensifying one’s observance of Islam and growing more righteous.”
“In Islam, the most righteous deed of all is jihad, which most prominently involves warfare against and the subjugation of non-Muslims. A hadith has a Muslim asking Muhammad: ‘Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).’ Muhammad replied, ‘I do not find such a deed’ (Bukhari 4.52.44).”
This is not to say that everybody in the Vatican is on board with appeasing Islam to score points with the Left.
Cardinal Raymond Burke has consistently stood against the dangers of Islam.
In a recent statement, he stated that limiting Muslim immigration is “patriotic” during a pro-family Conference in Rome.
“To resist large-scale Muslim immigration in my judgment is to be responsible,” Cardinal Burke said.
Islam “believes itself to be destined to rule the world,” he continued. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what has happened in Europe.”
But these voices seem to be drowned out by the growing leftist influence on the Catholic Church.
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