Skip to comments.Paris Mayor renames Notre Dame square after John Paul II, prompting protests (Sneering Leftists)
Posted on 09/03/2006 12:43:14 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Paris mayor renames Notre Dame square after John Paul II, prompting protests
PARIS About 200 demonstrators staged a sit-in near Paris' Notre Dame cathedral Sunday protesting the inauguration of a new John Paul II Square because of the late pope's stance on AIDS and contraception.
City legislators and members of the Green Party and the AIDS activist group Act-Up were among the protesters sitting and lying down on the pavement as Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe led a ceremony formally renaming the square.
"Delanoe is honoring an assassin," some chanted, saying John Paul's opposition to condoms, along with other forms of contraception, was responsible for hundreds, even thousands of deaths to AIDS and other diseases.
Delanoe, joined by Paris Archbishop Andre XXIII, honored the late pope as a "messenger of peace."
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A protester (C) struggles with spectators after holding up a placard during a ceremony on the square in front of Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris, to rename the esplanade after the late pope John Paul II, September 3, 2006. Some 200 people protested carrying banners reading 'Square of the AIDS dead' as well as crucifixes decorated with condoms. Tens of them were arrested before and during the ceremony. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (France)
Just look at the hatred in her face.
WHY should it be renamed at all?
""Delanoe is honoring an assassin," some chanted, John Paul's opposition to condoms, along with other forms of contraception, was responsible for hundreds, even thousands of deaths to AIDS and other diseases."
But aborting babies isn't assassination, it's a right!
What ever happened to the French naming it George Bush Square?
They are doing it to themselves.
Actually, I think she's bound and determined to wrest that sign away from the one who says John Paul was doing gays and spreading AIDS.
I was talking about the woman (at least I think it's a woman) in the center who is identified as the protester.
Leftists hate religion and people of faith, and, in some cases, God himself. Remember this when you see Democrats on television.
Ahh yes. We have our God, and they have theirs
I think the lady in pink is taking the sign away from the one in black.
Is it just a Square or was it really named Notre Dame Square before?
If it was named Notre dame Square which means dedicated to the Blessed Mother --Mary-- I would say it is really not appropriate to change that name for a mere Pope.
Now no matter what you thought of Pope John II his status in heaven is nowhere near that of the Mother of Christ.
It should not be on earth either.
I saw it on tv, people protested are from the hard left and from Act up. It is a shame to see these persons did that, against Jean Paul II, I don't understand.
Delanoe was against also, but he told it was a decision voted through the Paris council and he is Paris mayor so he applied this decision. Delanoe is an homosexual, everybody knows it in France.
Look at the woman in black, in the middle of the picture, she is very angry and uggly, she took the old lady in pink's hat,she is the only person who protests in the middle of the others, she looks like a crazy person.
she looks possessed
Laughing!!! Yes it is true.
Yes I think so, the problem with these persons they are very very aggresive.
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