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Obama: I Admire Pope Francis' Inclusive Spirit
Newsmax ^ | 3 Oct 13 | Newsmax author

Posted on 10/03/2013 9:48:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot

President Barack Obama had warm words Wednesday for what he sees as Pope Francis' inclusive attitude in recent remarks urging the Roman Catholic church not to focus only on abortion or gays.

In an interview with CNBC on the shrill standoff between Republicans and Democrats that has produced the first partial US government shutdown in 17 years, Obama was asked about the Argentina-born pope's moderate tone.

"I have been hugely impressed with the pope's pronouncements. Not because of any particular issue, but-- you know, first of all, he seems somebody who-- lives out-- the teachings of Christ," Obama said.

Pope Francis seems to have an "incredible humility-- incredible sense of empathy to the least of these, to the poor. And he's also somebody who's, I think first and foremost, thinking about how to embrace people as opposed to push them away.

"That sense of love and unity-- seems to manifest itself in not just what he says, but also what he does. And, you know, for any religious leader -- that's a quality I admire," he stressed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; obama; pope; religion
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1 posted on 10/03/2013 9:48:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Poor Pope.

If Obama starts praising you - you know you’ve gone off in the WRONG direction.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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3 posted on 10/03/2013 9:52:10 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SkyPilot

Inclusive Spirit = see things the obama way...


4 posted on 10/03/2013 9:52:15 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SkyPilot; metmom; boatbums; jodyel; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; smvoice

Well, there you have it. Anytime a fellow can be admired by BO, he has got to be doing something right. That is true, isn’t it?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: SkyPilot

ugh


6 posted on 10/03/2013 9:53:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My thoughts exactly.

If Bammy’s for it, it’s wrong. If he’s opposed to it, it’s right.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SkyPilot

Im surpised he didnt say” Like You Know”....etc...etc.

“he’s like....well you know like mmmmm my kind of pope dude!”


8 posted on 10/03/2013 9:54:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: SkyPilot

This only demonstrates again how shallow Mr. Obama really is.

He has only a biased, peripheral understanding of what is *pronounced* or discussed by ANY pope.

It is similar to his understanding of the American spirit, or the Constitution or to wise economics.

Much of this explains why he so ignorantly fell for Marxist ideology. Other factors probably include his dysfunctional family and his relationship (or lack thereof) with his own father and the absence of the Divine in his life.


9 posted on 10/03/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SkyPilot
It is the Holy Spirit within him that is “Inclusive”
The Pope does not own It, He is It's Vessel.

Obama is confused on this

He sees the Man, and misses That which Dwells within

10 posted on 10/03/2013 10:00:09 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: SkyPilot

No different than us...We have people here that are atheists, communists, socialists, ....we can’t just kick them out either.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyPilot

Wow, the Pope gets the endorsement of Obama...

Is that good?


12 posted on 10/03/2013 10:06:16 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: SkyPilot

0bamaCare was passed with massive bi-partisan support.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 10:16:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F***KYO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: SkyPilot

The homosexual child butcher likes this pope.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: SkyPilot
Not because of any particular issue, but-- you know, first of all, he seems somebody who-- lives out-- the teachings of Christ

Your Commander-In-Chiefness: nothing sops you from cutting back on those junkets you and the Missus take. I also believe there is a three bedroom cuite in Blair House that might make your day a little more efficient than that oversized White House thing. Maybe you can replace those oversized limos (The Beast) with John Kerry's Dodge 600.
15 posted on 10/03/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dutchboy88

Sad.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 11:02:54 AM PDT by jodyel
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To: musicman

Doesn’t he ever shut up?


17 posted on 10/03/2013 11:29:38 AM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: musicman

Doesn’t he ever shut up?


18 posted on 10/03/2013 11:30:21 AM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: The Public Eye

Nope.


19 posted on 10/03/2013 11:31:23 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SkyPilot

Truly, the boy-man Obama has no idea of What he speaks. The fella is lost in a fog of his own devising.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 11:35:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SkyPilot

Will somebody please tell me how it is that here on FR, the greatest conservative anti-Obama site anywhere, we have the religious forum overrun by pro-Pope Francis Romanists, the RF basically a promotion platform for THEIR PRO-MARXIST JESUIT POPE WHO OBAMA ADMIRES FOR HIS “INCLUSIVE” PRO-MARXIST SPIRIT?

This on an anti-Marxist conservative site? Something doesn’t compute here.

On this thread, I expect we’ll get the typical fluff from the pro-Marxist Pope Francis apologists running roughshod on FR, Obama is wrong, their Pope cannot possibly be pro-Marxist, and other specious attempts to avoid the obvious.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by sasportas
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