Benny Hinn rebuked by the Vatican he claims he supports

The Vatican do not want to be supported by Word of Faith teacher Benny Hinn.

Benny Hinn on a miracle crusaide in India

The Roman Catholic Church is not supported by many Evangelical Pastors. Benny Hinn is en exception. And as a bizarre contradiction of the truth: While Benny Hinn claims he support the Vatican, the Papal system claims they have no records of him doing so.

Not so strange. Benny Hinn banked on nobody would cross check his claimed support of the Vatican Patrons of the Arts and the Vatican Museums.

Take look at this latest exposure of the falsehood around Benny Hinn:

Verbal statement from Benny Hinn

Benny Hinn’s original written statement, dated July 24, was followed up with verbal statements during a July 30 crusade in Oakland, California. The telecast was aired August 5 on Hinn’s This Is Your Day! program, and aired again on August 13

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During the crusade, Hinn revealed additional details about his invitation to the Vatican, his becoming a Patron of the Arts, and traveling arrangements with Paula White:

The Vatican did invite me a few days ago. They made me a Patron of the Arts in the Vatican two weeks ago. And that’s a fact! A Patron of the Arts means you support the Vatican so they can maintain all the work of Michelangelo. I’m one of the guys now that supports what they do. And that is a fact. I was there, and we were taken around by a man named Wilhelm Kramer [or Cramer]. And they asked me, literally they said, “Do you know people that can help us financially?” I said, “Alright.”

Now here’s where I made my mistake: I let her [Paula White] come with me to Rome, so she can donate money. That was stupid on my part. And for that I do ask forgiveness. But that was an innocent mistake, nothing to do with stupid stuff.

[To our Partners… A Special Message from Pastor Benny Hinn, Miracle Crusade, Oakland, California, July 30, 2010, %5D.

A US Magazine exposes Benny Hinn and Paula White in Rome.

To recap, during the crusade, Benny Hinn told his partners he was invited to the Vatican in Rome, Italy, that he agreed to financially support the Patron of the Arts program,and that he was made a Patron of the Arts.

Hinn also said that he let Paula White come with him to Rome, “so she can donate money.”

However, there is another side to Hinn’s and White’s statements.

Statement from a Vatican official

Mark Haydu is a Catholic priest and the International Coordinator/Director of The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, located in Rome, Italy. Along with The Patrons of the Arts membership, Haydu maintains that “Our sole interest is to assist the Holy Father [Pope] in his desire to preserve, promote and protect the wonderful and historic treasures found in the Vatican Museums

With Benny Hinn’s and Paula White’s statements in mind, Christian Research Service wrote the following letter to Mark Haydu and two staff members within the Patrons of the Arts program:

August 10, 2010

The Patrons of the Arts
in the Vatican Museums

Palazzo Apostolico, 
V-00120 Vatican City State, Europe
Tel: 011-39-06-698-81814 
Fax: 011-39-06-698-82147

To Whom it may concern:

Recently, the American televangelist Benny Hinn said he had been invited to the Vatican, and became a Patron of the Arts to maintain the work of Michelangelo.

Also, Benny Hinn said he was accompianied by a woman named Paula White, who said she traveled to Rome to meet with Vatican officials.

I am requesting your verification on the following:

1. Was Benny Hinn invited to the Vatican?
2. Did Benny Hinn become a Patron of the Arts?
3. Did Paula White meet with Vatican officials, and did she donate money?

Thank you. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely in Christ,
Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
[End of letter]

In his reply on August 11, Mark Haydu stated that,

To my knowledge, Paula White or Benny Hinn were not invited to the Vatican Museums in any official context, nor did we find anyone on our donors database of Patrons under those names. [Original on file with CRS]

Haydu went on to say that because the Vatican employs thousands of people, he isn’t aware of everyone who is invited to the Vatican. “I am just aware of the Patrons of the Arts and the Vatican Museums,” he stated.

Christian Research Service thanks Mark Haydu for his prompt reply and honesty.

Closing comments:

Based on the information above, it appears that Benny Hinn and Paula White have, once again, deceived their followers. If those who follow the modern-day false teachers would develop an inquiring mind–the type that demands the truth–perhaps they would know that Hinn and White cannot be trusted.

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart (Proverbs 3:3).

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Source: Christian Research Services:

Read more about Benny Hinn’s trip to Rome.

19 thoughts on “Benny Hinn rebuked by the Vatican he claims he supports

    1. Dear Sue.

      Shalom, and thanks for this comment.

      I might not be willing to state in public that you are my friend. But if you have paid my telephone bill once, I do have a problem. The truth is again to be found in the pudding….

  1. Shalom Ivar,

    The “proof” is in the pudding & The “truth” is in the matter You’re darn funny. Lol!!

    As for Benny Hinn, what a traitor he is to the Lord Yeshua Messiah.

  2. Its a sad story, but not for those who are against Benny Hinn ministries. What Pastor Benny teaches from the Word of God has anointing in it, hence I dont have reason to doubt it is false or the miracles and testimonies arent true. They are all true and ppl have been saved,,,healed and delivered and set free! This is God working through his servant. Just because he is a man of God that dont mean he is perfect! Only Jesus Christ was perfect. And who are we to even think or imagine or judge and come into conclusion that this man is a sinner? Hey! arent we all sinful in are own nature? We are made new when we are born again into the Kingdom but can anyone deny that he never sinned after he became a new person?
    Satan cannot do anything bcoz he is defeated but he is a schemer! So bcoz he is against Pastor and what he is doing to serve God he must have worked out a plan to bring him down. Thats what Satan does best.

    Pls remember how David vowed to himself never to touch Saul bcoz he was anointed. Saul may have done wrong towards God and was wanting to kill David but David never tried to kill Saul coz he respected the Lords anointed.

    The same way, we must never criticize or degrade a fellow Christian, be it a Pastor or a small person in the church… we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. And when we know someone is going thru hardship..we need to come to gether and pray everyday for Gods hand to keep moving and the cancel the work and plans of the enemy!

    We do not support and agree about things that dont please God. but we must in Love be considerate and thoughtful of how we think and write and talk about ppl who are especially Gods servants. God loves them all and He loves us all equally.

    If it was us going thru shame and trials at this moment…how would we feel?

    Lets continue to trust God for who He is and what His word says and walk in the spirit not in the flesh. This way we can overcome any situation and we must never forget that we have the power to create situations and bring life or death with our tongue ( prov 18:21).

    Without God we cannot have peace..we cannot depend on our own conscience bcoz we are spirits in a decaying body and need renewal everyday. We may try our best to do the right things in our own physical abilities but we get tired and the time comes when we have to give up… but when we have Jesus’s Spirit in us it enables us to do things with the right attitude and walk in righteousness and find strength and courage in difficult times. It truly gives satisfaction! So we need to be dependent on God alone. 🙂

    Bless you all.

    1. Dear Cyndy


      I might be a false teacher, and a false prophet. If you knew, Would you still listen to me? The same about Benny Hinn.

      Since Jesus told us that many would come in His name and deceive even the elect, we have to WATCH OUT. If Benny Hinn walks in an anointing of a false prophet, only fools will call him a “pastor”.

    2. You really have the right Christian attitude. God bless you. “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Cor 13:4-7. :Without love, there is no evidence of a real Christ or Christianity. What we have today is a big mob of people all claiming to be Christians based on personal scripture interpretations and judgements.

      “You show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts”. 2Cor 3:3

  3. Cyndi, doesn’t the Bible command us to test all things and hold on to that which is good! The Bible also gives us the instruction, “If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be ABOVE REPROACH…………..”
    1 Timothy 3:1-4.
    You say we must never criticise or degrade a fellow Christian, but that is hardly the same thing as questioning their behaviour (“test all things”) and holding them to account for that behaviour is it?

    1. I am always absolutely astounded at the many people who follow Benny Hinn. He is a liar like the Pope, thinking he can heal, cast out demons, and more.

      Yet all he does is take money, and spin his wicked lies. I recently read an article where he was sued because he told people who had came to him that they were healed, of sickness like cancer and aids. Those people foolishly stopped taking their medicines, and died.

      If those same people got on their knees, and called out for Christ directly instead of running to Hinn, then Jesus Christ would have answered their questions.

      Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

      Yet, they foolishly followed a man such as he, who has repeatedly said foolish lies.

      1John 4:1 says: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

      False prophets will continue their deceptions until Christ comes.

      1. Refrain from such idle careless words without any proof. What do you mean by “liar like the Pope.” Remember on the last day, “I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter” Mt. 12:36. Where did you ever find the Pope uttering any lie? Just hating against the Pope and the Catholic Church does not make anyone a better Christian That is a false idea propagated circulated nowadays to satisfy many Christians without Christian lifestyle to their doom.

  4. Why is it no surprise to find supporters posting. It is no surprise if the story is true. The movement is blatantly covering it’s sins in disregard of truth. Look at Todd Bently. He is having an affair with a staffer DURING “his” Lakeland revival, then divorces his wife and marries the staffer. This is clearly adultery, and continued adultery by any standard, yet they restore him to “ministry”.

  5. Benny Hinn also committed adultery with “Pastoress”, Paula White who had a notorious split from her pastor husband, Randy White–her second husband. It was in the tabloid press a year or two ago. Hinn’s wife divorced him for unspecified reasons. Pretty disgusting. 😦

  6. Hello friends
    To all those who judge Benny Hinn, if GOD is generous with his gifts of the Holy Spirit who are we to pass judgement. In the old testment we read that Mariam was jeleous of Moses and said that ” did not GOD speak with every one of us, want to know what was the reward for her she was covered with leprosy. Iam a Roman Catholic but I never judge protestant nor any who are called Christan, and by the way if you look in your own church you will definetly find one ,may be will not be as popular as Benny Hinn.
    GOD Bless

  7. Well I have made a lot of research about what Benny Hinn truly believe about the catholic church its true religious beliefs. If you search the new and fresh benny teaching he says ” The blood of Jesus is not from mother mary, then it would have been polluted with sin. so as God created Adam ,without a moher` He put his son in the whom of Mary a righteous vessel believing in the coming messiah(her own saviour), but she was not without sin, so there you catholics are wrong. The blood of Jesus is God`s Blod. Not Marys Blood.”
    And If you See what he teaches about religion and mystics and Idolatry, and gods church put in a human system, you will find out that he is way fare from being a catholic or believing in their religious system, he oppositely says that Jesus is not religious!!! He really believe in Jesus as saviour and King and God in trinity with God the father, the son and the holy spirit.
    He thinks its idolatry to believe in the saints and pray to mary which was saved by Jesus and went from death to life through the Blood of Jesus as anyone else. The only one you shall praise and worship, god gave him the power in heaven and earth and noone comes to the father without through him Jesus!!! This is not a false prophet. He only points at Jesus and take no credit for any hearings but praise Jesus for it. And those who love Jesus the son loves the father and those who love the father loves the son.!!! Nothing of this is wrong!!

  8. Hinn was here in Dubai recently, and claimed during a gathering that a friend from the catholic clergy invited him to the vatican, there he met the pope, and saw a picasso. then he alluded that we should not be materially poor.! is there really a picasso in the vatican collection?

    1. Dear Dyo.

      Shalom, and praise Jesus.

      You wrote:

      Hinn was here in Dubai recently, and claimed during a gathering that a friend from the catholic clergy invited him to the vatican, there he met the pope, and saw a picasso. then he alluded that we should not be materially poor.! is there really a picasso in the vatican collection?

      My reply:

      This report of Hinn being present at the Vatican on a particular day, claimed by Hinn, has been denied by the Vatican. Well, both of them might lie… But: This was the day when Benny Hinn was photographed walking hand in hand with Paula White out of a Hotel room in Rome. So my best guess is that Hinn might have seen the Picasso in a room inside this hotel. May be in his own room, or the room of Mrs. White.

      This is the report:

      And the well documented event in Rome:

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