There is absolutely nothing normal about the reign of Pope Francis.
He became pope after his predecessor, Pope Benedict, stepped down – being the first pope to do so in 400 years. Pope Francis is a Jesuit. That has never happened in the Vatican; and many Catholics were shocked.
Throughout history, the Jesuits have been the military arm of the Vatican. They “protected” the Pope. But for one of them to become pope is unprecedented.
Pope Francis and the U.N.
In September of 2015, the pope became a spokesperson for Climate Change at the U.N. He referred to the earth as “Mother Earth” – clearly New Age terminology. Since then, Pope Francis has been outspoken on many subjects. He proclaimed that “God is not afraid of new things” when questioned about homosexuality. He also said that even the atheist can go to heaven. He caused much upheaval in the Christian world when he said that the Cross of Jesus was a failure.
Pope Francis and Marxism
This pope speaks out continually about redistribution of wealth. I’ve seriously never seen a pope wearing so many hats! I’m not sure if he took on these roles or if someone is assigning them to him.
Pope Francis says the EU ‘risks dying’
The pontiff called for greater European solidarity as an ‘antidote to modern forms of populism’
The European Union ‘risks dying’ without a new vision, Pope Francis has warned.
In an address to European leaders on Friday, the Pope said the EU faced a “vacuum of values” and was losing its “sense of direction”.
“When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying,” he said.
Prime ministers and presidents from 27 EU member states have descended on Italy to mark the 1957 founding Treaty of Rome, receiving a papal blessing on the eve of the anniversary.
Celebrations at the event have been muted by uneasiness in the Union due to prolonged economic crises, the unresolved migrant situation in many countries and Britain’s referendum vote to leave the bloc.
British Prime Minister Theresa May did not attend the meeting in the Vatican.
The Pope warned that the boom in anti-EU parties across Europe could herald a growing split between citizens and their representative institutions.
He also said greater international solidarity was the “most effective antidote to modern forms of populism”.
Mentioning the terror attack in London this week, Francis said leaders needed to work together to promote Europe’s “patrimony of ideals and spiritual values” with greater passion.
“For it is the best antidote against the vacuum of values of our time, which provides a fertile terrain for every form of extremism,” he said.
The pontiff also criticised leaders’ response to the refugee crisis.
He said: “It is not enough to handle the grave crisis of immigration of recent years as if it were a mere numerical or economic problem, or a question of security.”
He spoke of a worrying “lapse of memory” from Europeans, despite mass migrations in the 20th century’s world wars being an integral part of the formation of the Union.
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Rome on Saturday in at least six different rallies called by numerous groups across the political spectrum to protest against various aspects of EU rule. – source
So, basically the pope is declaring that populism or patriotism causes “every form of extremism.” REALLY? Sounds like Pope Francis is on a steady diet of the Communist Manifesto. Is he confused or even crazy?
Maybe crazy like a fox.
I see this pope as a dangerous man. I have posed the question; could he be the False Prophet from Scripture? It seems that this man has grandiose ideas about his role in society. Pope/Ecologist/Politician/ and now possibly Ruler? But certainly not a person who represents Christ on this earth. If he sees himself in that role – I’m sure it lies at the bottom of his priorities – he hardly mentions the name of Jesus.
So, I ask again…….Does Pope Francis wish to be Emperor of a revived Roman Empire?
At this point I do not put anything past this extremely dangerous man.