Pope Compares EU to Nazis for Language Rules and Christmas Ban

Pope Compares EU to Nazis for Language Rules and Christmas Ban

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Pope Francis compared the European Union to a “Nazi dictatorship” for attempting to impose woke language rules and a ban on using the word Christmas, with the pontiff accusing them of “ideological colonization.”

Pope compares EU to Nazi dictatorship over language rules and Christmas ban

Pope Francis had some strong words for the European Union (EU) for its attempt to police words by imposing woke language rules, which included a ban on using the word Christmas.

The European Union was accused of trying to “cancel Christmas last week.” Staff members were told to avoid using the word “Christmas” and, instead, substitute the word “holiday period” to avoid offending non-Christians.

The supreme pontiff of the worldwide Catholic Church did not mince words when commenting on what he views as an attack on language by the EU, comparing their actions to a “Nazi dictatorship,” the Daily Mail reported.

Francis, 84, warned the bloc to ‘take the path of ideological colonization.’

Months ago, the European Union offered a guide on “inclusive communication,” unofficially referred to as “woke language,” the details of which leaked out to the public and led to a furious backlash.

The Pope said the EU language decrees were “a fad, watered-down secularism.”

In the EU’s defense, the European Commissioner for Equality admitted that the language guidelines “clearly needed more work.”

Pope warns of Nazi, Napoleon, communist-like thinking

The Pope warned that this attempt to control speech is dangerous.

“It is something that throughout history has not worked,” Francis stated.

“In history, many dictatorships have tried to do these things,” the Pope said. “I’m thinking of Napoleon, the Nazi dictatorship, the Communist one.”

“The European Union… Must be careful not to take the path of ideological colonization,” Pope Francis continued. “This could end up dividing countries and causing the EU to fail.”

“The European Union must respect each country’s internal structure, its variety and not try to make them uniform,” the Pope added. “I don’t think it will do that, it wasn’t its intention, but it must be careful, because sometimes they come and throw projects like this one out there.”

Trump: “We’re saying Merry Christmas again”

In 2017, then-President Donald Trump, now famously, told a crowd of supporters: “We’re saying Merry Christmas again.”

The comments came at the Christian public policy conference, sponsored by the Family Research Council, The Hill reported.

Trump’s implication was, now that he was president, he was fighting back against the “war on Christmas.”

“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore,” Trump told the crowd. “They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct.”

“Well, guess what?” Trump added. “We’re saying merry Christmas again.”

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