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Pope's contrition for new world colonization (Quo vadis, Pope Francis? Part 192)

Just like woke liberals, Pope Francis is apologizing for seemingly everything that has offended people in any way. This is what has led to cultural iconic symbols, including statues and names of institutions, being torn down. Now while colonizers certainly did their share of abuses, which are not to be condoned, to apologize for "sins and crimes of the Catholic Church against the indigenous peoples” is too much.

Did not the Catholic Church simply obey the instructions of Jesus to make disciples of all the nations? Were there not tremendous benefits brought by the Judeo-Christian culture? Did not Catholic missionaries actually uphold the rights of the native peoples against the abuses of state colonizers?

The Pope is apologetic about the very work done by zealous missionaries in the name of Christ. He is after all a modernist who looks more to the human rather than the divine, one who does not want to proselytize (that is, to make converts). This is why he does not want to offend by pointing out sin, even to the sinner who is in danger of losing his soul.



by Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM, KofC

Apologizing for new world colonization

Pope Francis made an eyebrow-raising apology in 2015. He said his mea culpa in Bolivia for the "sins and crimes of the Catholic Church against the indigenous peoples during the colonial conquest of the Americas."

"I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church Herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America. There was sin and an abundant amount of it," he said.

Shockingly, the president of Bolivia, the communist Evo Morales, gave His Holiness a crucifix shaped like a hammer and sickle.

Famous painting portraying Mass in BrazilIn my estimation, Francis made a hasty generalization that did not mention all the good done by Spain and Portugal to the native peoples of the Americas. As a Brazilian-born Catholic, I felt I should address the issue.

Article published by ChurchMilitant For the full article, click here.

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