“It gives me joy to welcome you for this exchange of greetings: a simple yet deeply felt ceremony, that somehow seeks to express the Pope’s embrace of the world.”
This is written in the Vatican translation of the address Francis gave 22nd of March to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.
Our Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Heartfelt thanks to your Dean, Ambassador Jean-Claude Michel, for the kind words that he has addressed to me in the name of everyone present.
It gives me joy to welcome you for this exchange of greetings: a simple yet deeply felt ceremony, that somehow seeks to express the Pope’s embrace of the world. Through you, indeed, I encounter your peoples, and thus in a sense I can reach out to every one of your fellow citizens, with their joys, their troubles, their expectations, their desires.
Your presence here in such numbers is a sign that the relations between your countries and the Holy See are fruitful, that they are truly a source of benefit to mankind. That, indeed, is what matters to the Holy See: the good of every person upon this earth!
And it is with this understanding that the Bishop of Rome embarks upon his ministry, in the knowledge that he can count on the friendship and affection of the countries you represent, and in the certainty that you share this objective.
At the same time, I hope that it will also be an opportunity to begin a journey with those few countries that do not yet have diplomatic relations with the Holy See, some of which were present at the Mass for the beginning of my ministry, or sent messages as a sign of their closeness – for which I am truly grateful.
One of the titles of the Bishop of Rome is Pontiff, that is, a builder of bridges with God and between people.
My wish is that the dialogue between us should help to build bridges connecting all people, in such a way that everyone can see in the other not an enemy, not a rival, but a brother or sister to be welcomed and embraced!
My own origins impel me to work for the building of bridges. As you know, my family is of Italian origin; and so this dialogue between places and cultures a great distance apart matters greatly to me, this dialogue between one end of the world and the other, which today are growing ever closer, more interdependent, more in need of opportunities to meet and to create real spaces of authentic fraternity.
In this work, the role of religion is fundamental. It is not possible to build bridges between people while forgetting God. But the converse is also true: it is not possible to establish true links with God, while ignoring other people.
Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam.
At the Mass marking the beginning of my ministry, I greatly appreciated the presence of so many civil and religious leaders from the Islamic world.
And it is also important to intensify outreach to non-believers, so that the differences which divide and hurt us may never prevail, but rather the desire to build true links of friendship between all peoples, despite their diversity.
“May Almighty God pour out his gifts on each one of you, on your families and on the peoples that you represent. Thank you”!
For all honest people who read this, it becomes obvious that the Pope is an antichrist.
The Bible is giving us a plain message. Any friend of the World, is an enemy of God. The “Holy see” is a gross example.
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God
The Pope did not give the ambassadors the gospel. The name of Jesus the Messiah it not taken. No mention of sins, the need for repentance, and the blood of God that saves.
The Pope accept the Islamic viewpoint, and submit to the demand from Saudi Arabia and Iran. To claim Jesus being the begotten on of God is a criminal offense in the Muslim World.
The One World religion is being built just if front of you eyes, inside the Vatican. One of the arena’s of the Pontiff, is all the workshops done with his diplomatic corps. They are all gathered in the grand banquet halls, gifted the Pontiff by Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1929.
Their bid to “create peace” without submission to Jesus the “Prince of peace”, will surly unite all religious people. And even those who represent secular dictatorships.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Evangelical Christians must call this bluff, and rather expose all of these evil doers.
True and False Disciples
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly,
‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
First published: 9th of April, 2013.
Written by Ivar