The Bible condemns evil and evil-doers. The Scriptures states that the peacemakers are blessed, and they urge followers of Jesus Christ to overcome evil with good.
Instead of following scriptural tradition, Pope Francis deviated heavily and instead expressed his “sorrow” over the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
According to Breitbart:
Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cuban President Raúl Castro Saturday, expressing his “sentiments of sorrow” over the death of Raúl’s brother, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation,” the Pope’s Spanish-language telegram reads.
“At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country,” he said.
Yes, this confuses me too.
Pope Francis is the same pope who condemned now president-elect Donald Trump for his idea to secure our nation’s borders and build a wall between the United States and Mexico. He called the idea “not Christian.”
He condemns and criticizes a man who has yet to do anything. He isn’t even president.
And yet, for Fidel Castro, the man who spent decades oppressing, torturing, and murdering his own people, the Pope feels great sorrow over his death.
Now, I’m no Biblical scholar, but I do know that the Bible lauds peace, condemns evil, and discourages playing favorites.
How can the leader of the Catholic church express sorrow over an evil dictator and condemn a man who has done nothing remotely close to what Castro did?
Is this because Castro was Catholic? Does that give one free reign? Does his death erase his bloody and terror-filled history as dictator?
Are we living in a world of such moral relativity that even the Pope cannot speak out against this man?
Let’s not beat around the bush.
Fidel Castro took away the rights and freedoms of millions–and the lives of thousands. If Obama wants to suggest that Castro only “altered” individuals lives and Pope Francis wants to express “sorrow”–that’s fine, but they’re dead wrong.