NY Pastor: Protect Pope Francis From ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 04:59 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Pope Francis needs beefed-up security to protect him from the threat of extremist terror groups, says Msgr. Jim Lisante, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in New York's Massapequa Park.

"I love his freedom to greet people and be one with people and love people and hug people, but these are critical times," Lisante said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

Story continues below video.


Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223
Get Newsmax TV on your cable system
Click Here Now

Israeli sources reportedly told the Italian newspaper Il Tempo that the pontiff is "in the crosshairs of ISIS [the Islamic State]" and is being targeted because he is the "bearer of false truth."

"It's not like we don't have a history here. Another devout Muslim, so-called, shot [Pope] John Paul II. So, this has been done before. John Paul II, great man that he was, forgave the guy who shot him," Lisante said

"I would like Francis to never be in that position of having to forgive anyone."

The Vatican has denied the Il Tempo report.

Lisante, who is host of "Close Encounter" on Newsmax TV, said the church favors intervention to stop ISIS from continuing its string of atrocities against Christians and beheading of journalists.

"The teaching has always been that first of all you have to defend the innocent, and all these guys who are being murdered, all the people over there, Muslims and Christians and everyone in between, are all innocent victims of a really genocidal group of people," he said.

"You know the Pope's always talked peace, peace, peace, but even he says there may be justification for using force to prevent the killing of the innocent.

Francis: Who Is Pope Francis? Book Reveals the Man

"[There's] a sense that if you don't do something, much worse will . . . certainly evil will triumph, which we don't want."

Lisante is the author of "More of Life and Love," published by Resurrection Press.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter, Bishop Tutu 'Mainstreaming' Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 14:54 PM

By supporting Hamas, President Jimmy Carter and Bishop Desmond Tutu are bringing about the death of more Palestinian civ . . .

Cindy Sheehan: Obama May Be Worse War Criminal Than Bush

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 14:52 PM

President Barack Obama is a war criminal, as is former President George W. Bush , for their military aggressions around  . . .

Dan Gainor: 'Madame Secretary' Makes Hillary Look 'Superhuman'

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 13:19 PM

The new television show Madame Secretary, which is supposed to be based on the tenure of former Secretary of State Hil . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved