There is an organization that we are hearing more and more about, called the United Religions Initiative. Pope Francis has close ties to many members and especially to its founder, William E. Swing, a former bishop of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco. When Pope Francis was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he invited Mr. Swing to celebrate the United Religions Initiative’s 10th anniversary in Latin America at his Cathedral.
“The URI is a United Nations project. It was heralded in June 1995 by Bishop Swing at the occult, earth-worshipping interfaith service he was invited to conduct for the UN, honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. Attending the service in San Francisco’s Episcopal Grace Cathedral were political luminaries and representatives of all religions, including Britain’s Princess Margaret, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Polish President Lech Walesa, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Archbishop Renato Martino (Vatican nuncio to the UN), and Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco.
The URI is meant to be for religions what the UN is for nations. Its purpose is to be the world religious authority, “a UN for religion” in order to foster peace. Delegates to its charter-writing summit in 1997 considered they had given birth to a “movement as well as a spiritual institution”. “Tell the people that there is a United Religions,” said Swing. It will shine “the light of the world’s spiritual traditions [paganism and occultism included] into a world desperately in need of light.” It aims to solve issues of environment, population, poverty and disease whilst building religious unity.” – source
SEE MORE ABOUT URI HERE: http://www.uri.org
Taken from an “interfaith” website about Pope Francis:
“Pope Francis’s openness to other faiths is part of a trend at the Vatican. A post today on the Wild Hunt noted that on a recent trip to Brazil, Pope Francis met with representatives of Candomble. The post asked:
IF THE POPE EMBRACES RECONCILIATION WITH CANDOMBLÉ, WITH REAL, HUMAN, INTERFACE BETWEEN LEADERS, WHY SHOULDN’T CATHOLICS ALSO EMBRACE PRACTITIONERS OF VOODOO? OR INDIGENOUS AFRICAN RELIGIONS? OR MODERN PAGANISM, FOR THAT MATTER? INDEED, THE POPE’S NEW ATTITUDE IS NEEDED MORE NOW THAN EVER BEFORE. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE HUMAN BEINGS, FUELED BY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, ARE PERSECUTING AND KILLING ONE ANOTHER IN INCREASINGLY DISTURBING INCIDENTS. WHAT BETTER TIME FOR A POPE TO EMPHATICALLY EMBRACE AN INTERFAITH MISSION? A MISSION THAT HAD BEEN BLUNTED DURING THE PAPACY OF BENEDICT, BUT NOW, HOPEFULLY, WILL BEAR NEW FRUIT.” – source
Brethren, is there any doubt that we are looking at the last Pope – very possibly the False Prophet, spoken of in God’s holy Word?
Pope Francis has now aligned himself with the global warming community, and was a spokesman for that cause in September of last year at the U.N. He is also in agreement that our planet is overpopulated, and that something needs to be done to rectify that.
He has brought representatives from every religion into the Vatican to pray. This man has taken ecumenicalism to a new level! It is so obvious that he is drawing the world into his web, and many are falling for it.
He is speaking of redistribution of wealth, and the evils of capitalism. Since when does a Pope become entangled in political issues of the world? We hardly hear anything about the Gospel of Jesus Christ from this man.
He is loved by Hollywood – does that not speak volumes?
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4).
This Pope speaks of reconciliation as “between men” while God makes it clear that He sent His Son to die on the Cross to bring reconciliation between “men and Himself.” Remember who the author of confusion and the father of lies is – Satan himself.
Brethren, do not be fooled. If you have Catholic friends, please think about sharing truth with them about the RCC. They may be upset at first, but you will be bringing them the truth of God’s Word. You may be the reason that they pull away from the apostasy and are born again and saved.