Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pope will pray for terrorists at Ground Zero

The Pope will pray for the redemption of Islamic terrorists when he visits the site of the September 11 attacks in New York next week.

The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert to Christianity, saying: "Turn to Your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred.

"God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance".

The prayer is likely to further incense the Muslim world, which has already attacked the Pope for publicly converting Magdi Allam, a journalist and one of Italy's most high-profile Muslims, at Easter.

Osama bin Laden accused the Pope of trying to provoke "a new crusade" against Islam.


The Pope will also ask for "eternal light and peace to all who died" in the tragedy. His prayer will remember "the heroic first-responders: our firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers… along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this tragedy".

Around 3,000 people died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre, including the 19 hijackers. The prayer will also mention the victims "on the same day at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania".

The Pope will conclude: "Bring Your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth." He will then sprinkle the crater with holy water and bless the site.

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  1. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Will he also cast his magic staff upon us and grant us eternal salvation(including his proctologist)?

    looks to me like the ol timer has attention seeking behaviour?...trying to put the spotlight on his dead religion and focus the attention away from the internal squabbles gripping the catholic church!
    Maybe he should have his next show at the hard rock cafe, and bless all the youth lost on drugs and grant eternal salvation to John Lennon and Kurt Cobain and the like. Maybe he should use the opportunity to reiterate to the godless masses in the big apple that he is still against abortion, homosexuality, stem cell research,condoms(lesser evil)- much to their dismay?
    Too bad he won't use the opportunity to discipline and convert the oil mafia running that country, and bombing everywhere else.
    But wait, that would all be a real killjoy then eh!
    Rock on Darth Vader.

  2. Dhivehi Christian1:50 PM

    Good to read positive stories such as this here, my friends! Keep up your good work. Hopefully Pope Benedict's prayers will instil a civilizing influence on the barbaric followers of Mohamed

  3. Anonymous6:13 PM

    awww.. i wonder hu tat is

  4. Hey see wat's written in da New Testament. I dont know how u call us barbaric wen this is ur bible.

    In Matthew 10:34-36, it is narrated that Jesus (peace be upon him) said:

    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

    35 For I have come to turn 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law

    36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.”

    Also look what's in da old testament.

    See what is attributed to the Lord, when He said to Moses in Deuteronomy 20:10, 16-17:

    “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace …

    However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. 17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.”

  5. Yes but witch faith has actually done more evil in the last fifty years?

  6. Anonymous8:41 PM

    I didnt know there are still witches around..wasnt that in fairy tales...anyways whos to judge which faith is more evil...when mass media is controlled by one easy to use a propaganda machine and confuse the masses as can be seen here...