Pope Francis criticizes Western interference in Middle East and Africa



Pope Francis has criticized Western powers for attempting to export democracy to countries in the Middle East and Africa without paying attention to local political cultures. The pontiff was speaking to the French Catholic newspaper, La Croix.

Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in Iraq, or Libya, where there was a tribal structure,” the pontiff .

We cannot advance without taking these cultures into account. As a Libyan said some time ago: ‘We used to have one Gaddafi, now we have 50 of them!’” he added, pointing to how Western interference influenced the states he mentioned.

Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed back in 2011, during an uprising that resulted in the Libyan Civil War, with NATO’s military intervention bringing about the government’s downfall.

The pontiff has often discussed Western policies, or “cultural colonialism” as he put it, criticizing these policies for attempting to impose Western values in exchange for financial aid.

As to the roots of these Western policies, the pontiff claims they barely stem from Christian values, as Europe has always been multicultural – and therefore multi-religious.

We must talk about the roots in plural because there are so many of them. When I hear about the Christian roots of Europe, I sometimes fear the tone, which can be triumphalist or vengeful. This then becomes colonialism.

Europe, yes, has Christian roots, but in a spirit of service and washing of feet. The duty of Christianity for Europe is the service. And not colonization.

Speaking of the increasing number of migrants from Middle Eastern countries flooding Europe, Pope Francis said EU countries should treat immigrants better, touting the election of the new Muslim mayor of London as a successful step to take immigrants out of their cultural and social “ghetto.”

The worst reception is ghettoising them [refugees] as we must instead be integrating them. In Brussels, the terrorists were Belgians, children of migrants, but they came from a ghetto.In London, the new mayor [Sadiq Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani origin] was sworn in a cathedral and will probably be received by the Queen.

This shows the importance for Europe to regain its ability to integrate. I think of Gregory the Great [Pope from 590 to 604] negotiating with the so-called barbarians, who then integrated,” the pontiff recalled.

He added that integration is ever-more necessary today, when Europe is experiencing a serious problem of low birth rate, due to what he dubbed “a selfish pursuit of well-being,” stating that this might develop a demographic vacuum.


“Pope Francis has criticized Western powers for attempting to export democracy to countries in the Middle East and Africa”

on this point he is right..

“He added that integration is ever-more necessary today”

that point is debatable..

We cannot advance without taking these cultures into account. As a Libyan said some time ago: ‘We used to have one Gaddafi, now we have 50 of them!’” he added, pointing to how Western interference influenced the states he mentioned.”

you cant “kill” an ideology..its a generation thing..


~ by seeker401 on May 21, 2016.

17 Responses to “Pope Francis criticizes Western interference in Middle East and Africa”

  1. ..behold the gods proxy! doesn’t he look healthy? well clothed? alive…while gods children die everyday of starvation; for water and the cold! you don’t fix problems by preaching to the many millions who look at you as an ‘idol’ why do people still idolise these criminals

  2. When you see the Pope say this you wonder if he is on a level below the Illuminati like Soros , Rockefeller , Rothschild etc
    What I mean is does he not know it is the deliberate strategy of the elites for order out of (created) chaos . Is he therefore naive or deliberately uninformed of the real situation

    • to be the highest of gods proxies you would think he is aware of what the world is doing. perhaps he can’t afford a television..these people are fake! and most likely working hand in hand with the above mentioned oligarchs! what i would like to see is no secrecy and this corporate entity to be totally transparent as it represents all of gods children. why hide behind closed doors? why the secrecy? corruption only entails from such actions. transparency ensures no corruption! action! not empty prayers! you could pray all day for the world to get better but it won’t happen! i once prayed for my lawn to be mowed as it was so long i could not see myself anymore..it didn’t work! spiritualisation anyone?

  3. What is he talking about – We’ve been nation-building over there, hospitals, manufactures, roads, etc. , protecting China’s Silk Road project for the benefit of the Middle East AND China, and providing healthcare, education and more while American’s at home are losing their jobs to globalization, no one but the rich can afford healthcare anymore, and receiving multitudes of illegal immigrants coming to take whatever jobs there are.

    The pope should stop lying and tell the truth – THEY are the slave traders. THEY are the ‘ones’ who profit from slavery, and they’ve been doing it for generations and generations while people are being driven from their homelands, murdered in their sick wars because THEY want to develop and Own their land and resources.

    • although i disagree with your first comment, i agree with the latter.

      assuming you are in America you are also a slave to this proxy of god.

      • Yes, Americans included with the rest of the planet, are slaves to this proxy god also – agreed, however, these ‘papal’ bloodlines – monarchs, imams, rabbis, presidents, prime ministers, sheiks, etc. are indeed using Western military, the working class’s money, stock market investments, which they will STEAL through a manipulated market crash, and the wealth of our nations to tear down and rebuild the Mena area, for their benefit and prophet…(profit), as they always have. Their objective, as always, is enslave another group of cheap laborers and to steal the resources and land for their evil, capitalistic/ communistic ‘kingdom’. The biggest joke of all is THEY are the communists they pretend to be forever fighting while they laugh all the way to the bank.

        But I will gracefully agree to disagree, because the most important message is THEY ARE NOT HOLY, but incredibly sick and evil people 🙂

        • this surely is not the work of god! be it the god of good. god sees all. you think his ‘holiness’ will see god? ask for our forgiveness? for the sins we have never committed…to god when they meet at the gates of heaven? surely the highest of gods proxies will surely see god. before any of us mortals.

          truth as you are true.

          be it only from the command of god…

          if god commanded to watch his proxy drink poison; and die. i would be delighted and prepare my salty popcorn! forgive me if it doesn’t happen soon enough dear god.

          this heathen before us knows no shame! to have shame is to have a soul. we are in agreement! we have common ground. perhaps their are others who disagree? speak out for the god of good shows compassion to those who repent! confess! god is most merciful. especially if you are priestly and ‘love’ children!

          to know. children have no shelter, food or water; murdered…and to be PARADED like a GOD! idolised! before GOD! preach to us of worthiness values and direction. guide us.

          drink only the poison by your own hands for then only god will forgive, for you have committed the ultimate sin! you bring shame to the house of god. drink from my chalice and only then shall you see god

          i am sorry to have labelled you. this was wrong of me and you still allowed room for courtesy. thank you.

  4. http://www.la-croix.com/Religion/Pape/INTERVIEW-Pope-Francis-2016-05-17-1200760633

    • “– The fear of accepting migrants is partly based on a fear of Islam. In your view, is the fear that this religion sparks in Europe justified?

      Pope Francis: Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam. It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam.

      However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where

      *Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.*”


      • which is partly drawn from Islam


        • this is wrong to think this way. we all know ISIS is a propaganda tool.

          please correct me if I’m wrong..

          how long did it take the Americans to have Serbia defeated and on its knees? compare the force of the Serbian army to ISIS?

          please think! think of Hiroshima and Vietnam…think! wouldn’t it have been in Americans interest to just “arm the rebels” in Syria and have “no troops on the ground” think!

          they started with the news reporters. that fixed the issue of reporters wanting to report news. they beheaded them with pockets knives in a Hollywood studio…

          then the lock down began. even if you wanted to go there and try to report the Americans had ensured no communication left those lands. they learnt this from the taliban.

          deny everything. shows false news. feed hatred. show images which ensured anger.

          use whatever tool available to not only discredit Islam but use it in a way where they would fight amongst each other. bombs in mosques? hello? Pakistan! hello

        • Partly…lets see throughout history it is widely known and accepted wars cause migration. so who is the cause of all these wars? Isis? really lol.

          it is also known that migration has always been as history shows movement from such simple things as hunger and thirst due to drought, famine..the pope is fucked up and is only reading what he is told to read by his masters.

          this was not pry of the plan(migration) but surely they ensured its success by even implanting their own agents amongst these asylum seeking migrants to create more panic and confusion which ensured havoc on an unplanned level. soros had a field day!

          • pope is wrong is why is repeated his statement..isis is totally drawn from islam..whatever interpretation those black flag wavers want to put on it..its basis is islam..its like saying the westbro baptist church is only partly drawn from Christianity..its totally drawn from Christianity as they interpret it..of course isis is a puppet of the west..we know that..but its fundamentals are completely interwined with their interpretation of islam..good chat..thanks mate..

  5. Pope Francis doesn’t practice what he preaches it would seem…


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