Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Jan. 31, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
Violence Discredits Religion
Pope: It's blasphemy to commit crimes in the name of God
Vatican City, Feb 2, 2018 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis met with participants in a conference on violence committed in the name of religion, emphasizing that to use God as justification for sin is one of the worst blasphemes, and something religious leaders must work to combat.
"Ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as fruitful rain." - St. Paul Miki