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Pope denies audience with Pompeo;
Vatican warns against playing politics over China

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Posted By: PageTurner, 10/1/2020 12:49:32 AM

ROME - The Vatican said on Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China. The extraordinary remarks from the two top diplomatic officials at the Vatican came after Pompeo accused the Church in an article and a series of tweets this month of putting its “moral authority” at risk by renewing an agreement with China over the appointment of bishops.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GoodDeal 10/1/2020 1:08:10 AM (No. 557986)
Kamala got to him. Obviously the Popester doesn’t live by the motto what would Jesus do?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/1/2020 1:10:25 AM (No. 557988)
Let US not forget the minute this Pope moved into the Vatican, Obola, not a Catholic, beat a path to his door. Same payroll ?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono 10/1/2020 1:27:30 AM (No. 557999)
Don't play politics with religion? Too late, Frank. You already made deals with the ChiComs to compromise the legitimacy of the Church in China. You can't hold Mike Pompeo to different standards.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 10/1/2020 1:29:06 AM (No. 558000)
No loss for Pompeo or the USA. This Commie Pope makes me sad for my Catholic relatives and my Catholic upbringing. No doubt many of those good Sisters of St. Agnes that taught me are spinning in their graves (on earth) and lining up for the day when this Pontiff shows up at the Pearly Gates with their rulers at the ready.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: anniebc 10/1/2020 1:33:44 AM (No. 558003)
We should cut whatever diplomatic ties we have with the Vatican in protest against its current communist-loving potpourri.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JL80863 10/1/2020 1:48:42 AM (No. 558012)
Petty excuse. I guess successes for peace in the Middle East and Eastern Europe don't count for anything. By most accounts the Vatican sold out Chinese Christians.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doconc 10/1/2020 2:11:45 AM (No. 558027)
Frank is corrupt and filling the role of antichrist
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 10/1/2020 2:15:24 AM (No. 558030)
Why even bother to talk to the Commie Pope?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: John C 10/1/2020 2:46:48 AM (No. 558039)
He is filling the ranks of Cardinals with like minded social justice warriors.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NotaBene 10/1/2020 3:27:04 AM (No. 558051)
Pope Bergoglio the Jesuit is helping the Marxist New World Order eliminate Christian Civilization. Unbelievable.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/1/2020 3:59:18 AM (No. 558053)
Defund the pope.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gerty 10/1/2020 4:53:15 AM (No. 558068)
#4 The Sisters of St. Agnes did a great job teaching us both!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DCGIRL 10/1/2020 4:56:52 AM (No. 558070)
This Pope is bought and paid for by China and Soros. I'm catholic and I truly despise that man.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: George R. 10/1/2020 6:23:20 AM (No. 558106)
I can't imagine anyone wanting to meet with the Asshat paedophile loving POS anyway.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NancyD 10/1/2020 6:31:38 AM (No. 558112)
Nothing surprises me anymore about this pope. He has turned off so many and so many of my Catholic friends are disgusted. It saddens me.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/1/2020 6:58:20 AM (No. 558139)
He forfeits the respect due his position daily. This pope is a dope.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/1/2020 6:59:51 AM (No. 558142)
It would not look good for this Pope to start acting like a Christian at this point.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 10/1/2020 7:01:30 AM (No. 558144)
Guess frank likes his fish heads with rice and doesn't want to upset his godless masters.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: dst4life 10/1/2020 7:17:05 AM (No. 558159)
So Francis doesn't want to "play politics" before a U.S. election? But he plays politics at all other times, particularly with his support of global climate change and the abhorrent United Nations. He just gave himself away!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork 10/1/2020 7:31:38 AM (No. 558167)
I thought he was supposed to leave that Caesar stuff to Caesar and the God Stuff to God.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/1/2020 7:50:13 AM (No. 558184)
Just a commie.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Yuban 10/1/2020 8:01:05 AM (No. 558201)
My question to the nominee Judge Barrett..... are you in agreement with your Pope?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: marbles 10/1/2020 8:04:27 AM (No. 558205)
Judas refuses to meet Pompeo.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/1/2020 8:07:16 AM (No. 558207)
The Pope has been castrated by China's new policy of using their stat-owned CCP Priests into the pulpi. It was supposed to be the Vatican's Priests who would be chosen by the CCP as being "acceptable." This Pope is a Liberation Theologist who has a positive view of socialism and no doubt Latin American communism, which accepts the people practicing their religiosity. After all, it was Dictator Manuel Noriega who took refuge in a Catholic church in Panama when we were trying to arrest him.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: smokincol 10/1/2020 8:34:45 AM (No. 558252)
bad play on the part of this commie pope.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: tootall 10/1/2020 8:40:48 AM (No. 558259)
#4 & #12 have more St. Agnes company in me! The RC church left me...then I left it. My God would never support what I see going on in that corrupt organization. I'm also done with Fox News, and Drudge. It is incredible to me how quickly free speech to have a different opinion disappeared in this Country. We are at a real turning point, and given our influence, so is the World. I'm praying a lot lately.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 10/1/2020 8:47:42 AM (No. 558266)
I'm not Catholic, but this pope is a LONG way from anti-communist John Paul II.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/1/2020 8:57:26 AM (No. 558276)
i try to ignore presumptive pedophiles.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Muguy 10/1/2020 9:08:39 AM (No. 558296)
Does Il Papa have dementia as well? Matthew 22 36-39: 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Neighbors include everyone else besides yourself, Papa
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Reply 30 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/1/2020 9:37:42 AM (No. 558333)
Sad day for Christianity when their Pope sides with the godless Chinese government. Shame on the Pope and shame on the Vatican. Somewhere God is frowning. Bad things happen when God frowns.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/1/2020 10:01:32 AM (No. 558368)
This is the MO of the Trump administration. They always offer people a deal and if they turn it down, they push them aside. When Trump started Middle East negotiations, the "Palestinians" were offered a deal. BO's people discouraged them in the background. The "Palestinians" walked away. Now, peace is breaking out across the Middle East and the "Palestinians", who are completely dependant on others for their survival, are going to find themselves cut off from political and financial support. In the end, they WILL come to the negotiation table because they will have no other choice. The deal they will get then will be whatever the Israelis and the US chose to give them. It won't be as good as what they have turned down. The Pope is arrogantly closing his door. That's fine. We don't need the help of a communist. Eventually the Pope will find himself marginalized as the world moves on without him.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Talk2 10/1/2020 10:40:10 AM (No. 558435)
The Pope is a communist useful idiot. What else do you need to know?
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