Pope wraps up Africa visit, says ‘God is peace, salaam’

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Children await for the arrival of Pope Francis at the central mosque, in the mostly Muslim PK 5 neighbourhood of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Children await for the arrival of Pope Francis at the central mosque, in the mostly Muslim PK 5 neighbourhood of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

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KAMPALA, Uganda — Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day trip to Africa in the war-torn Central Africa Republic on Monday by warning that religious conflicts are spawning civil war, terrorism and suffering throughout the continent.

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  • Ben in oakland

    Pope says God is peace.

    Jesus says he came not to bring peace but a sword, though he is also called the prince of peace.

  • If God is Peace:

    1. Why is the birthplace of God Yahweh the most violent place on earth?
    2. Why did RWANDA, the most Christian country in Africa explode into a genocidal rage?
    3. Why are the Atheist countries the most peaceful?

    “the kingdom of god advances through violence
    and armed men shall sieze it by force.” – JESUS
    (MATTHEW 11:12)

    Peace and Gods clearly don’t mix. The idea does not survive the slightest examination!
    Peace is forged through separation of church and state.
    Never forget what violent dogma can do when it gets power.

    “Execute them” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

  • Fran

    Jesus said that because not all in the family unit would accept his teachings; a daughter could go against a mother; a father against a son, etc. This did not mean he would cause division among the entire human family. Jesus will bring peace, however, to the human family as King of his Father’s kingdom (Isaiah 9:6) during his millennial rule (Isaiah 11:1-9).

  • Fran

    See Matthew 10:34-36, about divisions in the family unit because of unacceptance of Jesus’ teachings by all.