Pope hails Thatcher’s ‘promotion of freedom’


Pope Francis on Monday, April 8, 2013, hailed Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher for her “promotion of freedom” and said he was “saddened” by her passing.

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Monday hailed Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher for her “promotion of freedom” and said he was “saddened” by her passing.

The Argentine pope “recalls with appreciation the Christian values which underpinned her commitment to public service and to the promotion of freedom among the family of nations,” a condolence note read.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    ……..John 11:25…….
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

    • Martin

      You believe that really? Of all the billions of people who have died in human history, not a single one has ever been “resurrected”. I prefer tooth fairy stories and father christmas stories myself, at least you get a few pesos

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

        I pray you will hear the voice of the Son of God speaking to your heart Martin……and respond with the words, ” Lord be merciful to me a sinner.”

    • buttones

      This is all very well, fine and dandy but what has it got to do with the passing of Lady Thatcher?

  • divictes

    The IRA was fiercest during her watch.

    • Martin

      IRA terrorist organisation was mainly sponsored by americans, of course, just before their ” war of terror” against islamicists.

      September 11 and having a taste of terrorism in their backyard changed american minds, and that put an end to the US sponsorship of Irish terrorists and there is now peace in Northern Ireland.

  • buttones

    RIP-Maggie, a great leader of a great nation- the world will not see her likes again…

  • riza888

    Love or hate her, she was the epitome of ‘girl power.’

    • Martin

      she hated feminism and feminists, she once said feminism is “poison”, which it is, of course.

      • Martin

        Feminists did not like her either.

  • buttones

    Yes indeed Pope Francis, the ‘promotion of freedom’ , the freedom of the people of the Falkland Islands to decide their future; a case in point….

    • ThudOthwacker

      The Falklanders are British citizens. They have spoken along time ago. They choose to remain as part of the British sovereignty.

      • buttones

        Yes I know, I was just pointing the same thing out to our Argentinean Pope…an exercise in freedom and democracy..

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