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Did The Pope Just Cancel Christmas?

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Daily Mail- The Pope has called Christmas a ‘charade’ during a sermon in which he reflected on recent atrocities around the world. Among the acts of inhumanity he denounced were the Paris attacks, which left 129 dead, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board.  Christmas festivities will seem empty in a world which has chosen ‘war and hate’, Pope Francis said yesterday at the Vatican. ‘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,’ he said in the Mass at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. ‘There are wars today everywhere, and hate,’ he said after the worst terror attack in French history, the bombing of the Russian plane, a double suicide bombing in Lebanon, and a series of other deadly strikes.




Listen here, Francis. I like you. You seem like a good dude. You Wally Pipped the fuck out of that one Nazi pope to the point where people have totally and completely forgot about him. He never stood a chance.  You came in and started doing things to pull the Catholic church out of the stone ages.  People who despise The Church even have a soft spot for you. And I agree the Paris attacks as well as all the other terrorist attacks that have happened seemingly right in a row are terrible and awful and sad and fucking heart wrenching. But don’t you dare try to cancel Christmas on me.  Don’t you do it. Don’t do that to the people.  Don’t call Christmas a “charade”.  You know better than that. Think about your platform. You’re speaking to the entire world and you’re gonna call Christmas a charade?  That’s what the terrorists want.  They want to take away the things we love and make us change our daily routines because of them. They don’t want me listening to Frank Sinatra’s Christmas album on a loop.  They don’t want me making Christmas cookies and hanging ornaments. They want me cowering in a corner in fear instead of doing things I enjoy. You’re playing right into their hands with this statement. Think before you speak, Pope Francis.