Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

“If evil is contagious, so is goodness. Let us be infected by goodness and let us spread goodness!” – Pope Francis @Pontifax
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After yesterday’s horrendous act of violence in Great Britain, I’m sure many people want vengeance. This morning I came across a quote from Pope Francis. He said it during his Angelus Address on Feb 19. It reflects on Jesus’ teaching about turning the other cheek and how the law of love overcomes that of retaliation; it describes the difference between justice and vengeance:

“We are allowed to ask for justice; it is our duty to practice justice. On the other hand, we are forbidden to revenge ourselves or to encourage vengeance in any way, insofar as it is an expression of hatred or of violence.”

Pope Francis told a Swedish newspaper in November that every human being transmits hatred through malicious speech and is potentially a terrorist by simply using abusive language.

Here’s the quote:

“I am speaking of a deceitful and hidden form of terrorism that uses words as bombs that explode, causing devastation in peoples’ lives…It is a way of creating space for yourself by destroying others.” – Pope Francis

Quote of the Week

Posted: April 11, 2016 in Quotes
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Here is another quote about the internet from a most unlikely source, Pope Francis:

“The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. If used wisely it is something truly good. A gift from God.”