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Pope On The Ropes: Rewriting History’s Wrongs In South America

by | 16th, May 2007

THE Pope is in South America. And he is speaking.

Get a load of this:

Yesterday, as his Brazilian sojourn drew to a close, Benedict described the forced conversions and massacres of Brazil’s native peoples by European conquerors as their “purification.” So reports Raymond Colitt of Reuters:

[Brazil’s indigenous people] had welcomed the arrival of European priests at the time of the conquest as they were “silently longing” for Christianity, he said.

What was that quote about if there was no God you’d have to make him up?

Reuters reports:

“The state used the Church to do the dirty work in colonizing the Indians but they already asked forgiveness for that … so is the Pope taking back the Church’s word?” said Dionito Jose de Souza a leader of the Makuxi tribe in northern Roraima state.Pope John Paul spoke in 1992 of mistakes in the evangelization of native peoples of the Americas.



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