In a show of solidarity with migrants, Pope Francis invited 21 Syrian refugees to lunch on Thursday at his residence at the Casa Santa Marta in Vatican City.
The Pope brought twelve of these migrants back to Rome on the papal plane after his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos last April. During that trip, Francis told his hearers that “we are all migrants” as he greeted the many asylum-seekers awaiting word regarding the processing of their cases.
In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.
The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.
The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money. But now indulgences are being applied to the 21st century. Continue reading »
MYTILENE, Greece —Pope Francis on Saturday took three refugee families back with him on his plane to Rome following an emotional and provocative visit to the Greek island of Lesbos that seemed designed to prick Europe’s conscience over its treatment of refugees.
The pope boarded his Alitalia jet along with 12 Syrians from three families, all of whom had had their houses bombed and are seeking refuge in Europe, according to Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica. There were six children among them. Rosica said the families, all of whom are Muslim, would be cared for at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis washes and kisses the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees
CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy— Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees Thursday and declared them all children of the same God, as he performed a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time of increased anti-Muslim sentiment following the Brussels attacks.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“Cardinal George Pell disappeared to hide in the Vatican after too many questions about Church abuse of children in Ballarat, Oz were being asked by families.
He has hidden there since, claiming he isn’t well.”
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A treaty facilitating relationships between Vatican and Palestine – referred to as a “state” in the text – has entered full force, sealing de-facto recognition of Palestinian statehood by the Holy See.
The Vatican announced Saturday that its “Comprehensive Agreement” with the “State of Palestine” signed in June 2015 has come into full force, in which the Holy See bolstered support for the two-state solution of the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Referring to Palestine as “state” means Vatican has recognized it as an equal partner, thus sealing support for 2012 UN General Assembly resolution granting Palestine a non-member observer status.
— RT (@RT_com) May 13, 2015
“The Holy See and the State of Palestine have notified each other that the procedural requirements for its [the agreement’s] entry into force have been fulfilled, under the terms of Article 30 of the same Agreement,” the Holy See’s said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading »
Vatican-owned properties in Rome are operating as seedy saunas and massage parlours where priests pay for sex, according to the latest in a series of leaked reports to embarrass the Church.
It is also claimed that Vatican officials are allowing buildings to be rented out at peppercorn rents as favours to powerful colleagues and turning a blind eye to shady property deals, as well as allowing addresses to be used as red-light establishments. Continue reading »
Kaku is an elite asset. He is not ‘for real’.
The question is … why are TPTB releasing this “information” now?
Prof. Michio Kaku speaking (Brasil/Flickr)
Potentially a ‘Dyson sphere’
By Shepard Ambellas
Have you ever wondered if intelligent life exists somewhere else other than on the planet Earth?
Well wonder no more because top futurist, theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku just let the cat out of the bag and what he had to say may shock you!
“This could be the biggest story in the past five-hundred years,” Michio Kaku explained.
You see the Kepler Telescope team has been monitoring a particular star named “KIC 8462852″, first discovered in 2009, for quite some time now and what the operators have found is simply amazing.
Kaku said that “this star is breaking all the rules” and that “we would have to rewrite astronomy text books” to think anything different. Continue reading »
Grass-roots action from “we are change L.A.”, in your face investigators confronting the top priest. This is the best type of activism. BUT If the priest says everything is okay, it must be okay. Look at all his loyal minions reacting! The world is good. It’s a good cover-up. lol
Notice how they keep repeating, “Now is not the time for this” Well WHEN IS THE TIME FOR THESE QUESTIONS? When Jesus smacks you all up.
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– Vatican sex abuse trial halted as ex-archbishop falls ill (BBC News, July 11, 2015):
He is also charged with possession of child pornography.
If convicted, he could face between six and 10 years in a Vatican jail.
Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican’s justice system to allow bishops to be tried in the Papal state, after the church was accused of not doing enough to tackle sex crimes against children.
– Vatican child sex abuse trial closes after six minutes (New Zealand Herald/Sunday Telegraph, July 12, 2015):
The Vatican’s first child sex abuse trial opened yesterday and closed after six minutes when the defendant failed to turn up.
Jozef Wesolowski, 66, the Holy See’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, was supposed to appear before a tribunal within the walls of the Vatican to face charges of paying underage boys for sexual acts in the Caribbean country.
However, the former archbishop was taken to hospital hours before the hearing was due to start, with Vatican officials saying he was in intensive care for an “unexpected” but unspecified illness, probably related to heart problems and stress. Continue reading »
In desperate need of some positive reactions?
– Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage (Sustainable Pulse, June 16, 2015):
Pope Francis slams both GMOs and pesticides in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. He has also called for the financing of independent and interdisciplinary research to study GMOs.
You can find the full draft document here (In Italian): speciali.espresso.repubblica.it/pdf/laudato_si.pdf
On the subject of GMOs Pope Francis states; “It is difficult to give an overall judgment on the development of genetically modified organisms (GMO), plant or animal, for medical purposes or in agriculture, since they can be very different and require different considerations.” Continue reading »
– Vatican speaker and California Governor in push for massive depopulation… talk of ‘Planetary Court’ and removal of 6 billion people under new ‘Earth Constitution’ and ‘World Government’ (Natural News, June 15, 2015):
The depopulationists are on the move again, pushing hard for the elimination of six billion people on planet Earth in order to bring the planet down to what’s being touted as its “sustainable carrying capacity of one billion people.”
But this time, the depopulation agenda may be codified by the Vatican. Professor John Schellnhuber has been chosen as a speaker for the Vatican’s rolling out of a Papal document on climate change. He’s the professor who previously said the planet is overpopulated by at least six billion people. Now, the Vatican is giving him a platform which many expect will result in an official Church declaration in support of radical depopulation in the name of “climate science.” Continue reading »
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– Gay orgies and ‘murder’ scandals engulf Vatican (The Independent, April 8, 2015):
WOWT–16 hours agoLeAnne Morman is an Omaha native. Always interested in news and current events, she caught the broadcasting bug early at 16, when she began anchoring …
~New Vision–Oct 29, 2014An Italian priest who admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl hanged himself in the sacristy – the cleric’s changing room in his church — the diocese of …~~
– Vatican Blesses Porsche, Blocks Plebs From Sistine Chapel (ZeroHedge, Oct 20, 2014):
For the first time in the 600(or so)-year history of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, Pope Francis has decided to rent out the Sistine Chapel for an $8000-per-head concert organized by Porsche. What makes this unprecedented action even more ‘interesting’ is the fact that The Vatican – in all its omnipotent wisdom – also made an announcement that it will be limiting the number of vistors (read ‘common folk’) allowed inside the chapel and as IBTimes reports, demanding vistors must be silent and cannot take photographs. So much for Pope Francis’ “poor Church of the poor.” Continue reading »
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– Vatican Reeling As Pope Francis Admits There Is An Army Of Over 8,000 Pedophile Priests (Now The End Begins, July 1, 2014):
Pope Francis was quoted as saying there are around 8,000 pedophile priests stationed around the globe
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 2 Timothy 4:1-3
In a BBC interview that the Vatican is struggling to spin, Pope Francis took the highly unusual step of actually admitting that there are thousands and thousands of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church worldwide. By their estimates about 8,000. This mind-numbing admission has sent shock-waves through the highest levels of the Vatican system.
In the interview, Pope Francis was quoted as saying that the 2% estimate came from advisers. It would represent around 8,000 child-abusing priests out of a global number of about 414,000. While the incidence of pedophilia as a psychiatric disorder in the general population is not accurately known, some estimates have put it at less than five percent. Continue reading »
– Pope Francis found guilty of child trafficking, rape, murder (Child Abuse Recovery, July 20, 2014):
Yesterday defendants Pope Francis Bergoglio, Catholic Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Pachon and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were found guilty of rape, torture, murder and trafficking of children. Five judges of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels determined that the crimes occurred as recently as 2010. Since last March over 48 eyewitnesses have come forward to testify before this ICLCJ Court about the defendants’ activities as members of the Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult. Continue reading »
– Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated £500,000 (Daily Mail, Sep 17, 2014):
- Two Italian men arrested in grace and favour Jaguar used by cardinal
- The two men were reportedly given the car to be serviced
- They believed the diplomatic markings would stop border searches
A diplomatic car belonging to the Vatican has been stopped at a French checkpoint carrying four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £500,000.
Two Italian citizens were arrested in a grace and favour Jaguar allocated to Cardinal Jorge Melia. Continue reading »
And he should know.
A book entitled “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here,” by authors Cris Putnam and Tom Horn, detailed the Malachy prophecy and predicted that the current Pope would abdicate for health reasons, paving the way for the final Pope.
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He also sees significance in Bergoglio naming himself after Francis of Assisi, an Italian, or Roman, priest whose original name was Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone, “literally, Peter the Roman.”
– Pope says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three (Reuters, Sep 13, 2014):
REDIPUGLIA Italy (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction.
“Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep,” Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy’s largest war memorial, a large, Fascist-era monument where more than 100,000 soldiers who died in World War One are buried.
The pope began his brief visit to northern Italy by first praying in a nearby, separate cemetery for some 15,000 soldiers from five nations of the Austro-Hungarian empire which were on the losing side of the Great War that broke out 100 years ago.
“War is madness,” he said in his homily before the massive, sloping granite memorial, made of 22 steps on the side of hill with three crosses at the top.
“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” he said. Continue reading »
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– Pope Francis Gets Involved In Geopolitics, “Endorses Use Of Force” Against ISIS Jihadists (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2014):
Pope Francis, who until now has had an aura of pacifism “above all else”, if now and then bashing the occasional banker for creating record wealth disparity around the globe, just shattered his reputation of a man of peace at all costs, and moments ago endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities. He added that ays the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene. He did not clarify just which superpower the last statement was a direct jab against.
Francis also said he and his advisers are considering whether he might go to northern Iraq to show solidarity with persecuted Christians, but are holding off on a decision for now.
Something tells us his advisors will not greenlight such a trip. Continue reading »
Good luck with that!
– Scientists Appeal to Pope to Get GM Foods Banned in Brazil (Sustainable Pulse, Aug 11, 2014):
Brazilian scientists and members of social movements have appealed to Pope Francis to join forces with them in an attempt to persuade the Brazilian government no longer to allow the cultivation and use of genetically modified foods and their by-products in Brazil.
In a letter sent to the Vatican late in April, eight researchers from six countries argue that, if international companies are authorized to register manipulation processes or the properties of life forms, like seeds, food security would be threatened and biopiracy encouraged. Continue reading »
– 2% of Catholic priests are pedophiles – Pope (RT, July 13, 2014):
An Italian newspaper has quoted the Pope as saying that “about two percent” of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. The Pontiff allegedly said that child sex abuse is “a leprosy in our house” and promised solutions to priests’ enforced celibacy.
The article, published in the left-leaning La Republica, is a recollection of an hour long conversation between the Pope and one of Italy’s most respected journalists, Eugenio Scalfari, who is also the founder of the newspaper. Scalfari is an atheist who has written about several past meetings with Pope Francis.
“Many of my collaborators who fight with me [against pedophilia] reassure me with reliable statistics that say that the level of pedophilia in the church is at about two percent,” Pope Francis was quoted as saying. Continue reading »