Pope Francis’ Message to the World

Under the definition for the word, “cretin”  in an etymological dictionary  states:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=cretin&searchmode=none

cretin (n.) Look up cretin at Dictionary.com1779, from French crétin (18c.), from Alpine dialect crestin, “a dwarfed and deformed idiot” of a type formerly found in families in the Alpine lands, a condition caused by a congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones, from Vulgar Latin *christianus “a Christian,” a generic term for “anyone,” but often with a sense of “poor fellow.” Related: Cretinism (1801).

 

Keep this definition in mind, if you have NOT seen this memo. The current pope wished it to be televised to the world.  If you are highly religious you may already know the significance of the pope’s message.   This is the pope’s caution to its members that fall under the definition of christian.  Be with joy.

 

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