Pope John Paul II whipped himself with a belt, even on vacation, and slept on the floor as acts of penitence and to bring him closer to Christian perfection.
This information is published in a book was written by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the postulator, or main promoter, for John Paul’s canonization cause and was released Tuesday. It was based on the testimony of the 114 witnesses and boxes of documentation Oder gathered on John Paul’s life to support the case.
The book «Why He’s a Saint» also includes previously unpublished speeches and documents written by John Paul, including one 1989 signed memo in which he said he would resign if he became incapacitated.
At a news conference Tuesday, Oder defended John Paul’s practice of self-mortification, which some faithful use to remind them of the suffering of Jesus on the cross.
«It’s an instrument of Christian perfection» Oder said, responding to questions about how such a practice could be condoned considering Catholic teaching holds that the human body is a gift from God.
In the book, Oder wrote that John Paul frequently denied himself food — especially during the holy season of Lent — and «frequently spent the night on the bare floor». messing up his bed in the morning so he wouldn’t draw attention to his act of penitence.
«But it wasn’t limited to this. As some members of his close entourage in Poland and in the Vatican were able to hear with their own ears, John Paul flagellated himself. In his armoire, amid all the vestments and hanging on a hanger, was a belt which he used as a whip and which he always brought to Castel Gandolfo», the papal retreat where John Paul vacationed each summer.
While there had long been rumors that John Paul practiced self-mortification, the book provides the first confirmation and concludes John Paul did so as an example of his faith.
Source: Reuters and Yahoo.news.
There is absolutely no verse in the New Testament of the Bible that opens up for such practices. Its another example of the Pope listening to evil spirits and demons. The Great Commandment of the Bible it self demands from us, that we love our neighbor as our selves.
The Bible surely do not permit any Christian to flung his belt on his neighbor, nor to harm his own body.
Why do the Popes disobey Jesus of the Bible?
Simply because they all reject the Word of God. Because of this rejection, they have never been connected to the Holy Spirit.
I have for a long time been of the opinion that Pope John Paul II was a secret devoted Muslim. His kissing of the Koran, his promotion of a new religion of all faiths One God, and finally inflicting him self with pain, makes my case stronger.
If the Pope of Rome had converted to Islam, he would most likely have been an active figure during an Islamic Shiit Ashura festival. Just take a look at these insane perversions.
i am a muslem .
i never saw Ashura like you show in photos.
islam never lets any one to harm himself but in this pics we see some thing else
i recomend u :
try to khow islam by real muslims not by who is not muslim! (who r in pics)
I don’t care less either Islam or Christianity conspirators. I really appreciate your work and I’ll comeback often on your site. But please don’t melt up truth with stupidness, it is well known that ashura mortifications are practiced by a minority Islamic sect in Iran in honor of Hussein and Hassan martyr. I can’t tell for Obama being Muslim and all those things but ashura is so well known that i really don’t understand how can you write so stupid things, you don’t seem to be fair to me anymore…
just a question
why you show the most occult hexagram on the left side of the banner on your page, and the representative of the sun-god on the right: since both originate from the same source..?
.. looking at this blog, i wished that many of those, who claim to be His’, would obstain from ‘commenting’, since they are deluded, themselves
and believe me – it hurts me having to tell this.
Peace and bleesing of God be up on you,
Brother from Adam and Eve,before you said any think about Isalam you should know that there is so many devisions, as in yours ( christainity) and just one of all this devisions is the right one from the prophet Mohammed. if this festivals was from the prophet, you will see all the muslums do in it.Did you even saw any single muslum in your erea do so??? Also, before using this picture you should learn about Shia who this festival below to, and it’s not for God.Learn and get knowlege,as a believer you know that the day of jugment exist,and using information wrongly to influence people is one of the things that God doesn’t like.Attract people with an indeet truth and prove:mindly not sentimently.
And if you like seeking knowlege, I can help you as I can.
Peace and bleesing of God be up on you,
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