The name of Jesus was never uttered. But the Pope explained that “God is the All-Merciful”, as he spoke to Syrian Muslims on the greek island of Lesbos.
This is the transcript of the Popes speech, as published by the Vatican radio.
Visit to Moria Refugee Camp, Lesvos
I have wanted to be with you today. I want to tell you that you are not alone. In these weeks and months, you have endured much suffering in your search for a better life. Many of you felt forced to flee situations of conflict and persecution for the sake, above all, of your children, your little ones. You have made great sacrifices for your families. You know the pain of having left behind everything that is dear to you and – what is perhaps most difficult – not knowing what the future will bring. Many others like you are also in camps or towns, waiting, hoping to build a new life on this continent.
I have come here with my brothers, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos, simply to be with you and to hear your stories. We have come to call the attention of the world to this grave humanitarian crisis and to plead for its resolution. As people of faith, we wish to join our voices to speak out on your behalf. We hope that the world will heed these scenes of tragic and indeed desperate need, and respond in a way worthy of our common humanity.
God created mankind to be one family; when any of our brothers and sisters suffer, we are all affected. We all know from experience how easy it is for some to ignore other people’s suffering and even to exploit their vulnerability. But we also know that these crises can bring out the very best in us. You have seen this among yourselves and among the Greek people, who have generously responded to your needs amid their own difficulties. You have also seen it in the many people, especially the young from throughout Europe and the world, who have come to help you. Yes, so much more needs to be done! But let us thank God that in our suffering he never leaves us alone. There is always someone who can reach out and help us.
This is the message I want to leave with you today: do not lose hope! The greatest gift we can offer one another is love: a merciful look, a readiness to listen and understand, a word of encouragement, a prayer. May you share this gift with one another. We Christians love to tell the story of the Good Samaritan, a foreigner who saw a man in need and immediately stopped to help. For us, it is a story about God’s mercy which is meant for everyone, for God is the All-Merciful. It is also a summons to show that same mercy to those in need. May all our brothers and sisters on this continent, like the Good Samaritan, come to your aid in the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and respect for human dignity that has distinguished its long history.
Dear friends, may God bless all of you and, in a special way, your children, the elderly and all those who suffer in body and spirit! I embrace all of you with affection. Upon you, and those who accompany you, I invoke his gifts of strength and peace.
Source: The Vatican Radio
In Islam, “god” is ar–Rahim. Translated into english, this mean “The Exceedingly Merciful”. Since the Pope did not mention the name of Jesus, not even once. We must presume that the pontiff was taking about the “god” of the Koran. This religion claims all who worship Jesus are idol worshippers, since “god” has no Son.
It would not have made any difference, if the Pope or an Imam had delivered this adresss is front of the Syrians.
The Pope has again displayed him self as being ashamed of the gospel. There is of course a possibility that the Pope do not understand the gospel. Neither way: It will not help him on the day of judgment.
There is not much to say about this antichrist in the flesh, claiming to be “the vicar of Christ”. The Bible expose the Pope.
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.
Repent or perish.
Written by Ivar