Sunday, March 02, 2008

After the kidnap


A Chaldean bishop incenses the bodies of the three men killed when gunmen kidnapped Chaldean Catholic.

March 1, 2008. Gunmen kidnapped the archbishop Friday killing three people who were with him. Pope Benedict XVI appealed for the cleric's swift release

The wife and a daughter of one of the three men killed when gunmen kidnapped Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho cry during his funeral in Mosul, Iraq,

2 comments:

George said...

These criminals and murderers, they are such heroes, so manly and so brave to gun-down defenceless civilians in cold-blood and kidnap the Archbishop.

By their own actions they show the world that islam is a cowardly, backward thinking and the most vicious 'culture of hate' on this planet. Religion of peace? Forget it!

My heart goes out to the families of all those killed by these thugs. Iraq - such a beautiful country - yet soaked in the tears of the suffering of its own people. I doubt that I can ever visit Iraq in my lifetime. I would so dearly love to visit the war-grave of my Grandfather who died there in 1939-45 while fighting the tyranny of another ideology.

When will human beings ever learn? War, hate, guns, politics, armies have solved absolutely NOTHING since time began.

The ONLY solution is to recognise Jesus Christ as Sovereign King of all the world.

Adulio said...

The ONLY solution is to recognise Jesus Christ as Sovereign King of all the world.

As much as I agree with you George, you'll find that many of todays clergy believe the "Social Reign of Christ the King" is an outdated theology of the pre-Vatican II era. Afterall, how can you possibly hold "dialogue" and have a "no conversion strategy" (to quote Cardinal Kasper's own words on the interpreation of the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews) when you also have to believe Christ is king of the universe now and everything must be submitted to him?

Contemporaray ecumenism will not allow for Jesus Christ as "Sovereign King of all the world" - the Vatican wants to dialogue with non-Catholics - not convert them.