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shrike3

(3,134 posts)
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 11:06 AM Oct 2023

Patriarch of Jerusalem offers himself up in exchange for child hostages held by Hamas


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/patriarch-of-jerusalem-offers-himself-up-in-exchange-for-child-hostages-held-by-hamas-there-is-total-willingness-on-my-part/ar-AA1ii1gG?ocid=msedgntp&pc=LCTS&cvid=eb690be4bcde463b9f7745bcd86bb2bc&ei=12

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pope Francis' representative in the Holy Land, said on Monday that he would be willing to exchange himself for the child hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa made the comment during a video conference with journalists in Italy, according to Reuters.

He told the press: "I am ready for an exchange, anything, if this can lead to freedom, to bring the children home."

"There is total willingness on my part," he added.

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Patriarch of Jerusalem offers himself up in exchange for child hostages held by Hamas (Original Post) shrike3 Oct 2023 OP
The essence of the sacrifice of Jesus for others sanatanadharma Oct 2023 #1
Made me think of St. Maximilian Kolbe shrike3 Oct 2023 #2

sanatanadharma

(3,571 posts)
1. The essence of the sacrifice of Jesus for others
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 12:33 PM
Oct 2023

The essence of the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of self for others, is exactly how all religious leaders should be impelled.
But no. Preachers of profit violate the message of the prophets.

shrike3

(3,134 posts)
2. Made me think of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 02:10 PM
Oct 2023

Who led a complicated life, to say the least, but ultimately died in another's place at Auschwitz.

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