Pope Francis blasts radical Islamist attacks

Pope Francis came out Monday and condemned radical Islamist attacks as “homicidal madness” and urged political authorities to seek peace not only for their own citizens, but for the world.

In remarks to the Vatican diplomatic corps, Francis said, “Sadly, we are conscious that even today, religious experience, rather than fostering openness to others, can be used at times as a pretext for rejection, marginalization and violence,” adding:

I think particularly of the fundamentalist-inspired terrorism that in the past year has also reaped numerous victims throughout the world: in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, the United States of America, Tunisia and Turkey. These are vile acts that use children to kill, as in Nigeria, or target people at prayer, as in the Coptic Cathedral of Cairo, or travelers or workers, as in Brussels, or passers-by in the streets of cities like Nice and Berlin, or simply people celebrating the arrival of the new year, as in Istanbul.

“We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God’s name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power,” he continued.

Francis appealed to “all religious authorities to join in reaffirming unequivocally that one can never kill in God’s name.”

“Fundamentalist terrorism is the fruit of a profound spiritual poverty, and often is linked to significant social poverty,” he said. “It can only be fully defeated with the joint contribution of religious and political leaders.”


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    This pope should dig a hole, lay down in it and DIE!!! He is as big of a POS as obama!

  • Mark Goldberg

    And he just invited Abbas, the ‘leader’ of the fakeistinians, to a warm welcome at the Vatican and with media present. This Abbas, this murderer who just anointed the wife of the homicidist of 4 young people, who were slaughtered in Jerusalem this weekended, with a lifetime stipend, as reward for the work of the ‘martyr who killed them all. And the pope of rome, invited this leader who calls for the death of jews and Israeli’s and rewards them, for a warm reception into his holy church. Please examine your headlines and your perspective.

  • teaman

    Why is it always stated “Radical Islam”, for that is a lie and to know it is a lie, you must first learn all you can about islam. It is not radical islam but “ISLAM IT’S SELF”. Their teachings are radical and self aggrandizing. You either “believe or die” for they could care less. They have absolutely no respect for life, not even their own. Don’t be a fool as many of our politicians are as they continually kiss islams butt.
    First go to “” and read the best book ever written about this despicable ideology, not a religion, but a believe in world domination whatever the cost.
    Next, read “Stealth Jihad” by Robert Spencer.
    Then, read “See Something Say Nothing” by Philip Haney & Art Moore.
    Last, read “TakeDown” by Paul Kengor, PhD.

    In order to be safe and prepared in any country, you must first know your enemies and islam is the greatest enemy in today’s world!!

    • tarheel61


    • GrizzMann

      Papa might also want to read the Koran. Just to see how radical the religion is. All good Muslims follow the holey Koran.

      • teaman

        A good muslim is just one in waiting for the order to jihad! I have read the koran and afterword flushed it, in pieces, down the commode. Most despicable ideology, if you want to elevate it to that level, I have ever read.

  • carlosbringuier

    The Jesuit priests that gave me an education were expelled by force from the Cuba taken over by Fidel & Raul Castro. Recently this Pope, Bergoglio, shook hands with the assassin of thousands of Cubans and embraced him. Bergoglio is a traitor to the Cubans, to the Catholics and to Jesus.

    • John Flynn

      but roncaldi was not….

  • savetheusa2

    These so-called radical Islamists are following their leader Muhammad. Have we forgotten about why we needed the Crusades? We were being attacked. Istanbul used to be Constantinople. If the Pope and our politicians don’t get it, hopefully, Trump will.

  • Russ

    Very good teaman, and where is it written that you cannot kill your enemy that is trying to kill you? Islam believers think they should be able to kill everybody that resists them and then they can take over the country, the christian nations should form a coalition and proceed to wipe them out before they succeed in taking over the world, one little country at a time. As they take over they take many prisoners and brain wash them, have children with them and before you know it they have an army big enough to take over the world, ignore them and you will see this happen.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    if i were the pope i would tell christians to arm them selves because we are reinstating the crusades to rid the world of jehad, seeing how they can’t mind their own business and religon and stop the killing, so we will end the killing , kill them before they kill us

  • Dustin John

    Welcome to Earth

  • tarheel61

    This Pope must have gone to the Clinton, Obama Schools of Quick Career Moves . You are singing a different song this month Pope. And while I’m at it, you will never represent me before Christ!

  • GrizzMann

    Papa, the Holy See supported a prince to fight the Islamic invasion before. Vlad Tepes.

  • biilyjoe

    I’m a Roman Catholic who is really concerned about the competency of this pope but even more concerned about those who surround/influence him. Francis is just noticing this now ?? Where has he been isolated these past 4 years ?

  • Mr. Patriot

    HEY WAIT A MINUTE – Isn’t this the same dumb ass that said Radical Islam doesn’t exist when Trump said he was vetting the selected nations! I recall how he trashed Trump for setting up the Vetting and called him irresponsible!!! Only conclusion? The Pope smokes dope!