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5000 Migrants invited by Pope to attend Mass on Jan. 17, 2016

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VATICAN: Pope Francis has invited 5,000 migrants to pray with him ...

The January 17 event, which is also part of the Catholic church's Jubilee Year, will see a group of asylum seekers and migrants ... entering the basilica through one of the 'holy doors' opened for the special year which is dedicated to the theme of mercy.

In Catholic tradition, passing through a holy door in a spirit of repentance enables a believer to be cleansed of his or her sins.  ...

The communion wafers for the mass, which will be led by Cardinal Antonio Veglio, have been made by three prisoners currently serving sentences for murder in a high-security prison near Milan.
http://dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2016/Jan-08/330868-pope-invites-5000-migrants-to-mass-at-st-peters.ashx

Have these migrants been vetted? Are they Catholics or Muslims? Will they receive communion from hosts made by murderers? 

View this short message from Pope Francis and published on January 6, 2016. It promotes one belief in God whether Buddhist, Jew, Muslim, or Christian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq7us5Lf5IU

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Finally, those who have not yet received the Gospel are related in various ways to the people of God. In the first place we must recall the people to whom the testament and the promises were given and from whom Christ was born according to the flesh. On account of their fathers this people remains most dear to God, for God does not repent of the gifts He makes nor of the calls He issues. But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind. Nor is God far distant from those who in shadows and images seek the unknown God, for it is He who gives to all men life and breath and all things, and as Saviour wills that all men be saved. Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience. Nor does Divine Providence deny the helps necessary for salvation to those who, without blame on their part, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God and with His grace strive to live a good life.
That's from the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, or Lumen Gentium.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumen_gentium
 

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Santo Chavez said:
Finally, those who have not yet received the Gospel are related in various ways to the people of God. In the first place we must recall the people to whom the testament and the promises were given and from whom Christ was born according to the flesh. On account of their fathers this people remains most dear to God, for God does not repent of the gifts He makes nor of the calls He issues. But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind. Nor is God far distant from those who in shadows and images seek the unknown God, for it is He who gives to all men life and breath and all things, and as Saviour wills that all men be saved. Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience. Nor does Divine Providence deny the helps necessary for salvation to those who, without blame on their part, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God and with His grace strive to live a good life.
That's from the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, or Lumen Gentium.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumen_gentium
Does Lumen Gentium agree with Pope Francis' statement that all good atheists will go to heaven? Who then needs Christ to be saved?

Lord have mercy.
 

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YEAH, those guys over there are NOT Children of God, or at least God as I know Him and has been revealed to US and ONLY US.
So we should kill them?
Hate them?
Have no dialogue and nothing to do with them. Except PRAY for them since they are our ENEMY, no?
You are right, Maria, we should ONLY pray for those that are our enemy and that Pope is spouting silly nonsense!
He should have taken that gold statue of Buddha and THROWN it on the floor, since he cannot punch out the heathen that gave it to him, being Pope and all that!

Is that about it?
Lord, help me; remove the passions of anger, hate and the glory of confusion that is used to reach ends that are not from You. Save us.

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