Pope Francis: Gossiping is like terrorism

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Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 9, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 9, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Tony Gentile *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MILLER-COLUMN, originally transmitted on Sept. 15, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis likened a person who gossips to “a terrorist who throws a bomb,” telling followers that sowing division in a sickness within the Catholic Church.

  • Be Brave

    Wow, a Catholic that has not only read the New Testament but is preaching it too?

    There may be hope for the western world yet.

    Maybe. In the same truth that the Pope is espousing is the truth that marriage is man and woman/husband and wife.

    Accuracy and truth is not well received by the western populace. I believe they call it a hate crime now.

  • Bernardo

    Talk about deflecting the real issues of the RCC i.e. pedophile priests, flawed theology and historically nil NT passages!!!!

  • “That person is always doing what the serpent did with Adam and Eve…”

    At this point shouldn’t someone explain to the Pope that there never was an Adam or Eve?

    The Pope’s claim that “gossip is terrorism” would be laughable if it weren’t such an ignorant assault on freedom of speech and a smoke screen for the Church’s problems.

    Gossip about Pedophile Priests reached Fr. Bernie Law in the 1970s.
    But FATHER BERNIE LAW – Kingpin of the Boston Pedophile Priest Network
    ignored the gossip and MOVED THE RAPISTS from parish to parish KNOWINGLY destroying thousands of lives.

    Today CARDINAL BERNARD LAW is in HIS SPECIAL Vatican Suite aware that GOSSIP could have saved THOUSANDS OF LITTLE BOYS LIVES had he only bothered to listen!

    This Pope – like all the others – is a clown.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    I don’t know but it seems speaking in riddles like you have done in this post is exactly the sort of thing Frank is talking about here: You’ve posted three incoherent, rambling sentences and failed to connect the dots between them. Isn’t that, speaking in a coded language to other Faux viewers or whatever, a form of gossiping….you know, just like the supermarket tabloids do?

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