A Catholic cardinal considered by many to be a candidate to become the next Pope has condemned the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka as “barbaric Islamist violence” after at least 290 Christians were murdered during worship on Easter Sunday.
Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka on Twitter, writing that it illustrates “how the followers of Christ are all over the world the victims of wild and foolish deeds,” and adding, “I condemn this barbaric Islamic violence” before instructing his followers to pray.
The tweet was posted alongside a statue of Jesus Christ spattered with blood from the attacks.
As we celebrate the resurrection of the son of God, the terrible attacks in Sri Lanka once again show how the followers of Christ are all over the world the victims of wild and foolish deeds. I condemn this barbaric Islamist violence. Pray. + RS pic.twitter.com/z2el8c3nJN
— Cardinal R. Sarah (@Card_R_Sarah) April 21, 2019
The high ranking Vatican official, who is 73, is widely considered the be a candidate to become a future Pope, possibly succeeding Pope Francis.
Sarah has previously expressed grave concern for the future of the West, comparing it to a tree without roots.
“You know the biggest worry is that, Europe, doesn’t want anymore, or has lost the sense of its origins,” said Sarah. “It has lost its roots. Yet, a tree without roots, it dies. And I’m afraid that West will die. There are plenty of signs, you see, plenty of signs.”
The cardinal went on, “You are invaded, still, by other cultures, other peoples, which will progressively dominate you by their number, and completely change your culture, your convictions, your morality.”
If this guy becomes the next Pope, I'm going full trad Catholic. pic.twitter.com/5VOMZx0oi2
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 6, 2019
Sri Lanka was rocked by terrorist attacks over Easter Sunday, with known radical Islamists attacking Christians in churches throughout the nation.
The death toll currently stands at 290, with at least 500 more injured after the devastating bombings.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Endorses Donald Trump’s Reelection
Ties have grown between America and Brazil in recent years.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced his endorsement of President Donald Trump in an event signing a new trade agreement between the United States and Brazil on Tuesday in the South American country.
“God willing I will be able to attend Trump’s second inauguration,” said Bolsonaro at a press conference detailing the new agreement with US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. Bolsonaro wanted to emphasize that he does not wish to “interfere” with the US election, but that his support for President Trump comes from the heart.
Bolsonaro and Trump have coordinated on policy to contain Venezuelan and Cuban-style Communism within South America. NSA O’Brien stated that relations between the US and Brazil have “never been stronger” at the trade agreement signing. The US designated Brazil a “non-NATO” ally in 2019, and the two countries have worked together on environmental policy to deter wildfires in the Amazon rainforest.
The new “mini-trade deal” signed between the two countries will regulate telecommunications exchanges between the US and Brazil. Brazil, which is the second-most populous nation in the New World with 211 million people, is an increasingly significant country in global business and diplomatic affairs.
Bolsonaro himself is somewhat of a right-wing populist in the veins of global leaders such as Viktor Orban, Andrzej Duda, and President Trump. He won election in 2018 in a landslide, capitalizing on alienation among the Brazilian electorate for the socialist-style governments that had governed the country for over a decade, mass crime, and preferences for gun rights.
Establishment liberals frequently receive endorsement from globalist leaders across the world, and never think twice about not crying “foreign interference” in the event that it benefits them. President Bolsonaro isn’t an American, but it certainly bodes well to see the leader of the Americas’ second largest country develop a strong working relationship with President Trump.
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