Yes, as a driven papal historian, I, more than most, appreciate that popes, the Vatican and many Catholic prelates do NOT want to invoke the spectre of “Religious Wars” because they know, better than most, all the atrocities that happened in the name of the ‘Crusades’ and all of the other killings in the name of religion.
But this is ABSURD even for this pope!
It makes him sound like Trump!
Yes, this is the same pope that said that “Rugby is NOT a violent” sport. At that time I ascribed that to him having ingested too much incense.
But now I suspect that he must be smoking something real potent and it isn’t just that he drinks too much ‘Mate‘.
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