Pope told the priest responsible: ‘Get that thing down.
Vatican claim Pontiff determined to avoid ‘cult of personality’ like that enjoyed by John Paul II
At the age of 76 he became a household name and a magazine cover star.
But Pope Francis is apparently desperate to avoid becoming a celebrity – he has ordered the removal of a new life-size statue of him in Buenos Aires cathedral.
Since its installation two weeks ago believers visited the statue in the cathedral’s garden to pay homage to the pontiff, while tourists posed for photos alongside it.
But Francis, formerly Archbishop of the Argentine capital, was reportedly horrified at the news.
He got straight on the phone and had strong words with the priest responsible telling him: ‘Get that thing down, immediately’, the Argentinian newspaper Clarin reported.
Church sources told the newspaper that Francis is determined to avoid creating ‘a cult of personality’ like that enjoyed by John Paul II.
Since his election in March, Francis has gone to lengths to be seen as humble, showing little patience for the pomp and fuss that come with his position as head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
Source: The Daily Mail, UK.
We do not know for sure, if the present Pope just had one of those bad days. Or if he seriously want to start a campaign to remove idols from Catholic Churches and shrines.
If He want to get statues of the Popes removed, he faces an uphill task. Because the Earth is filled with statues of the last two Popes. Lets take a look on some pictures:
After seeing all this pictures, it is impossible to take the present Pope seriously. The claimed “Holy Roman Catholic Church” seems to be beyond repair. The claimed to be infallible Popes seems to be very mush fallible.
John Paul II accepted statues to be raised of him, and so did Benedict. Why this angry attitude from Francis?
Francis him self is about to make the “personal cultic” John Paul II a saint. Could it be that the late Pope was not a man worthy of “sainthood”?
Nevertheless, I agree that the statue of Francis in Buenos Aires should be removed and demolished. To be sure that the spirit that agreed to this idolatry vanishes, please burn all the remains of wood and clay.
And please demolish the idol that stands next to the Pope, also. Idolatry in the form of “Pope statues” are no different from statues of the “Queen of Heaven”. If you believe that both the Pope, and the mother of Jesus, are created beings, you should not form any statues of them, neither kiss them, bow down before them.
Just read the second commandment, and obey.
‘ You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.Its your choice,
if you want to define your self among the people God will have to punish, those who hate the truth.
Written by Ivar