UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday hailed Pope Francis as “a spiritual leader of the world”.
The Secretary General also and emphasized goals of social justice shared between the Vatican and the United Nations.
“It is very important to meet a spiritual leader of the world,” Ban said at the start of his meeting with the Argentine pope, who last month became the first non-European leader of the world’s Catholics in nearly 1 300 years.
“The Holy See and the UN share common goals and ideas,” said Ban – one of the first world leaders to be received at an audience by the new pontiff.
Francis has called for the Roman Catholic Church to be closer to ordinary people and help the needy, as well as to reach out to people of different religions and non-believers.
“We discussed the need to advance social justice and accelerate work to meet the Millenium Development Goals,” Ban said after the meeting.
The international community has undertaken to meet goals including eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and reducing child mortality by 2015.
“Pope Francis is a man of peace and purpose. He is a voice for the voiceless,” he said.
Ban said he also invited the pope to visit the United Nations “at his earliest convenience”.
The UN leader also commented on the pope’s choice to name himself after St Francis of Assisi, saying this was “a powerful message for the many goals shared by the United Nations”.
“It speaks loudly of his commitment to the poor, his acute sense of humility, his passion and compassion to improve the human condition,” he said.
Ban gave the pope a large book with the Charter of the United Nations in six languages.
The pope, who only spoke in Italian, gave Ban a mosaic of Rome.
The Pope sets an example for the United Nations, in regards to global spiritual leadership. But all men who have any sense of democracy and liberty, must ask them selves at least one critical question:
What are the founding principles of the Vatican statehood?
On what kind of popular vote are the Pope’s elected?
If I am not mistaken, the Pope’s have appointed all who “elected the Pope”. This must be the gross example of a totalitarian regime, hailed by all who deny popular involvement in electing of leaders.
The Bible speaks about a man who will elevate him self, and set him self up in God’s temple, claiming to be “god”.
No leader fits better then the Pope for this post. He is a law by him self, appointing all who shall elevate him to the post of infallibility. The best word to explain such kind of electoral system is lawlessness.
The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods.
He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.
Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.
The Pope is not my spiritual leader. He will never be. I will never submit to his claimed divine authority. I would rather face martyrdom than to bow before the antichrist in Rome.
If you wants to escape the coming wrath of God of Israel, you must renounce this evil.
Written by Ivar