Holy Damnation… MSNBC Lies on Holy See Homily!

This can’t be good— Lying on the Pope!

MSNBC says the Holy Father calls for an end to the Iraq War.
So is that what the Pope said?
Or, is that MSNBC wished he said?
Here is MSNBC and Reuters:

Pope Benedict, elevating 23 prelates from around the world to the elite rank of cardinal, made a pressing appeal on Saturday for an end to the war in Iraq and decried the plight of the country’s Christian minority…

Speaking of Delly during the ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica, Benedict said Christians in Iraq were “feeling with their own flesh the dramatic consequences of an enduring conflict … “

Let us together reaffirm the solidarity of the whole Church with the Christians of that beloved land and invoke from the merciful God the coming of longed-for reconciliation and peace for all the peoples involved (in the conflict),” he said in his homily.

Wearing gold embroidered vestments, the Pope said in his sermon that he had chosen the Iraqi patriarch as a cardinal to express his spiritual closeness to suffering Iraqis.

Now… From the Vatican website we have this translated version from the Holy Father’s speech today:

…To the beloveds Christian communities that find themselves in Iraq? These our brothers and sisters in the faith experience in the flesh the dramatic consequences of a persistent conflict and live in present fragile conditions and a delicate political situation. I have called to enter in the College of the Cardinals the Patriarch of the Chaldea Church of Iraq. I have meant to express in some concrete way my spiritual vicinity and my affection for those populations.

We want entirety, beloveds and Siblings, to reaffirm the solidarity of the entire Church towards the Christians of her mistress earth and to invite to invocate from merciful God, for all the involved people, the advent of reconciliation and of peace.

The Pope obviously did not call for a cut-and-run from Iraq as MSNBC suggests.
The Pope called for an end to fighting… There is a huge difference!
But, MSNBC reports what it wants.
Since we have the politicized media that we have, we can expect that no one is safe from their bias.
… Not even the Pope!


Nice Deb agrees… No papal meltdown.

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