Monday, 2 May 2011

Christians should not rejoice at death of Osama bin Laden, says Vatican spokesman

“Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of each and every one of us before God and before man, and hopes and commits himself so that no event be an opportunity for further growth of hatred, but for peace.”
I am personally horrified by the scenes of rejoicing that are emerging in the news media after the death of Osama bin Laden. I hope that the leaders of the nations involved will in due course distance themselves from those scenes, which, it appears to me, can only do untold harm.

H/T Catholic Herald

1 comment:

Left-footer said...

Assuming the man ever existed (and I assume the truth of no information emanating from newspapers or governments), and assuming his guilt (ditto), I think it permissble to rejoice at the deactivation of a reputed millionare mass-murderer whose work may not have been finished.