Pope Francis gave a speech at the Vatican this week in which he called Christmas a ‘charade’, during a sermon in which he reflected on the recent tragedies around the world, from Paris, to Beirut, Baghdad, Mali and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt. He said that Christmas festivities this year will feel empty in a world which has chosen “war and hate”.
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Christmas is approaching: there will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes… it’s all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path.
There are wars today everywhere, and hate.
Hate to say it but I’m kind of with the Pope on this one. He makes perfect sense. The world is completely fucked with bad people killing innocent people for the dumbest fucking reasons. On the one hand getting caught up in the Christmas spirit is a good way to get your mind off all of that but on the other hand, like Pope says, you know it’s all a charade.
This comes only a few months after the Pope called the world an “immense pile of filth” on Twitter.
I guess he’s got plenty of reason to be pissed off. If you’d like to see The Pope during happier times, here he is getting mobbed a crew of excited nuns with a stick in Naples.