Just 26 months ago, the Pope was telling his followers:
People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian
This has long been the position of the Catholic Church:
The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in their document, “The International Arms Trade (2006),”emphasized the importance of enacting concrete controls on the production, possession, and trade in weapons, including handguns,calling for them to be regulated” by paying due attention to specific principles of the moral and legal order.”
Just seven months ago, the Pope was telling the world that there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism.
Just five days ago, he was saying that the human rights of Muslim refugees trumped national security.
That was before ISIS released a video, expressly threatening to kill the Pope. Now all of a sudden, Islamic terrorism is real, and the Vatican is using firearms to protect the Holy See. Look at the following video to see how the Vatican is protecting the Pope with automatic weapons, body scanners, and the closing of streets to various types of traffic.
They say that an antigun pacifist is just a pro-self defense gun owner who hasn’t yet been a victim of crime. It seems that the Pope is not exempt from this. Either that, or there is one set of rules for the Pope, and another for his subjects. Funny how his principles change when the threat becomes personal.