Monday, July 17, 2017

Vatican City: 'Stop Whining,' Pope Francis Warns


"The penalty is doubled if the violation take place in the presence of children. To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations."

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By Reuters | July 16, 2017

"Stop complaining and take steps to improve your life"

If anyone had any doubts how Pope Francis feels about people who always complain, the answer is now tacked to the door of his frugal suite in a Vatican residence: “No Whining”.

Under the explicit warning, the red-and-white Italian language sign goes on to say that “violators are subject to a syndrome of always feeling like a victim and the consequent reduction of your sense of humour and capacity to solve problems”.

A picture of the sign was posted on the Vatican Insider website and its presence on the pope’s door confirmed to Reuters by its editor-in-chief Andrea Tornielli, an author who is close to Francis and has interviewed him several times.

The sign is adorned with the international symbol for ‘no’ – a backslash in a circle.

It adds: “The penalty is doubled if the violation take place in the presence of children. To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations.”

Then the closing zinger: “Stop complaining and take steps to improve your life”.

The sign was given to the pope recently by Italian psychologist and self-help author Salvo Noe. Francis promised Noe he would put it up in his office for a laugh.

Francis has had no shortage of complainers in the Vatican and in the Church since his election in 2013. He has tried to steer the 1.2 billion-member Church on a more inclusive and merciful path, angering conservatives who say he his sowing doctrinal confusion.

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  1. The wealthiest Institution on the planet has pushed away people who want to be Deacons and get involved in the Church. The church took 15 years to annul a marriage that was where the husband was molesting a little girl. I have a family and the catholic church has refused to let me finish college there or get a job there for over 20 years. I was raised Catholic but like the corporate and globalist world the Church too has fallen victim to regulations and laws and greed and holier than thou ways doing things.

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