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Pope and the Falklands

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supercrutch

supercrutch Report 18 Mar 2013 15:32

The Argentine President has asked the new Pope to intervene in the Falklands row.

Oooops I bet he wishes he hadn't mentioned them belonging to Argentina before.

What is he supposed to do?

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Mar 2013 15:45

l would say the A/President should not have ask him that, he'll probably do as asked now and that will cause chaos ......grrrrrrr

jude x :-P

Oii you, how are you??

GinN

GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 15:46

I think he should remain neutral.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 Mar 2013 15:48

it has nothing to do with the Pope - any Pope - he's got far more serious things to deal with

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 18 Mar 2013 16:02

I wonder, IF the Pope was to interfere, (sorry intervene). and then told Argentina to but out and leave a peaceful community to run its own affairs in the way they see fit, Would they take any notice?
I think not.

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 18 Mar 2013 16:12

I'll pm you Jude :-D

He has a lot to answer for in his past, I do not believe for one moment he would want to stir this pot again, it may prompt re-publication of his stance (whoops I meant silence) on other political affairs!

It's obvious the Argentine President will NOT let this go, if she did her popularity would plummet.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 16:23

I am sure the Pope should concentrate on his religious duties and not get involved in politics, whatever he believes personally about the falklands.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 18 Mar 2013 16:44

Well before the mid 1500s I'm sure the Pope intervening would've been a big deal...as it stands now .......his intervention is irrelevant.......so he'd be best advised to keep stum.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 18 Mar 2013 17:33

I should think the Pope would have more of his own business on hand at the moment instead of fueling another bitter row over an Island, the Pope needs to remember that only 33 years ago a vicious nasty conflict was faught and won by the british and many of Bristish and Argentine lads either lost their lives or still carry the mental and physical scares till this day.

The needs to focus on his job and the needs of his Church and start by bringing it up to date and leave issues as the Falklands to others...IMHO :-D

George

George Report 18 Mar 2013 17:44

I also think he need to concentrate his efforts on rooting out all the distasteful things that are going on in his church.

George :-| :-|

Gins

Gins Report 18 Mar 2013 17:52

Pope Francis, will make his excuses, and so he should

He has inherited a 'mine field' and needs to start addressing the issues within the Catholic Church

I hope he is successful

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Mar 2013 18:42

We all need to be skilled in the arts of compromise & diplomacy. I suspect Pope Francis will preach the Gospel by good example & will only use words if needed.

Good on him too!

PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 19 Mar 2013 10:59

I think he should take heed of the wishes of the linhabitants. Last week all but three people voted yes to the question posed on the ballots: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom the turnout was 92% from an electorate of 1,650.

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 19 Mar 2013 11:59

my mummy told me when I was young, never argue about religion, or politics, and this suggestion is both!!

she also said never to play cards with soldiers on trains...........