Well I did ask if the Pope was gonna send a Happy Ramadan message to all the Muslim world during his Angelus, because this is the first year that the Pope did not send happy Ramadan greetings. I wonder why this was...see here
Now that there has been another Muslim terror attack here in the USA the Pope must send out a different message:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is shaken and saddened by the ‘homicidal folly and senseless hatred’ that has left at least 50 people dead in an attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office Director, Father Federico Lombardi SJ, on the Orlando massacre which has been described as the worst mass shooting in American history. Please find below Vatican Radio’s translation of the statement:
The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando, with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in Pope Francis, and in all of us, the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred. Pope Francis joins the families of the victims and all of the injured in prayer and in compassion. Sharing in their indescribable suffering he entrusts them to the Lord so they may find comfort. We all hope that ways may be found, as soon as possible, to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence which so deeply upsets the desire for peace of the American people and of the whole of humanity.
The attack, which took place early Sunday in a crowded nightclub, was perpetrated by a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun. Authorities are reportedly investigating the attack as an act of terrorism. Officials said at least 53 other people were hospitalized, most in critical condition. A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center said the death toll was likely to climb.
Again, for those few who pay attention, you understand what's about to happen, for the others who don't pay attention, this is how the Nine Day Doom Novena works:
Once the Pope sends up prayers for victims of some terrible tragedy that took place somewhere in the world, there is sure to follow another terrible incident - usually involving a higher body count somewhere in the world. These events usually take place over a nine day period.
Another thing I've noticed is the cheeky dismissal by some of this Nine Day Doom Novena - these cheeky dismissals usually clue me in on what's to come.
So here we go..........