Catholic pontiff’s truncated trip dashes hope of believers expecting papal-led Mass in Jerusalem. Israeli officials ask Vatican to reconsider holding service only in Bethlehem.
Pope Francis will arrive in the Jewish State for a whirlwind visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on March 25, 2014. The trip will last less than 48 hours, as the Roman pontiff will arrive in the morning hours on Sunday and leave the following night.
The forward delegation sent on behalf of the Vatican finished its initial visit to Israel on Tuesday, and preparations are underway for the Bishop of Rome’s trip
This will be Francis’ first visit to Israel, and his first visit outside the Vatican – aside from a trip to Brazil which was scheduled by his predecessor. The visit to the Jewish State is essentially the first one initiated by Francis, though there is much disappointment in Israel because of the brief nature of his stay.
The timetable for the visit is loaded: Francis will be in Jordan on Saturday and fly on a helicopter Sunday from Amman to Ben Gurion Airport where he will receive the official State reception. During his visit, the Pope will meet with President Shimon Peres and with various religious leaders in Israel.
The pope will tour Yad Vashem, the Western Wall, and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. Unlike previous pontiffs, Francis will not visit Christian sites in northern Israel.
To the disappointment of many, Pope Francis will not host Mass for believers within Israel. The plan to host Mass in Jerusalem was cancelled because of the short nature of the visit. However, the pope will host a large Mass in Bethlehem – the headline event of his trip to the holy land.
The Palestinian Authority will be the main beneficiary, as it will gain international prominence. In Israel, officials are still hoping the Vatican will reconsider its decision and have the Pope host a second Mass within the country.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet the pope at Notre-Dame Church in east Jerusalem. At the Prime Minister’s Office, officials are not pleased with the fact that Netanyahu has to come to the pope, but they have been told that this has been done for previous popes.
Pope Francis’ trip will be significantly shorter than the two past visits by a leader of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II visited the holy land for 6 days, holding mass in Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem during his 2000 trip. Pope Benedict XVI stayed in Israel for 5 days in 2009.
Every Christmas the observant Roman Catholic, PLO leader Mahmound Abbas, attend mass in Bethlehem. Therefore it should not come as a surprise, that the present Pope wants to visit his dear friends in what the Holy see brands as “Palestine”.
The Pope is also rushing to Amman. Not so strange, since the Pontiff has bowed before the Islamic Queen Rania of Jordan.
The Jesuit Pope is busy bringing all “children of God” in under the wings of the Papacy. From homosexuals, atheists, the PLO and Muslims all over the World.
The whole World agree, that the “Jewish problems” has to be solved. Roman Catholic John Kerry has promised Barack Hussein Obama that the Jews will be ready to sign a “peace agreement” before the end of April.
To be able to achieve this, the Pope rush to the Holy land, to sweeten the bid offered to Israeli President Shimon Peres. He is a freemasonry, and an Order Brother, knighted into a union with St. Michael and St. George.
So all who summit to the authority of Catholicism seems to be working hard to achieve the final goal of the Papacy. A return to Jerusalem, and this time hailed as “the prince of peace”.
Behold: The incoming and returning Messiah will bring an abrupt end to all this falsehood.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-8
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendour of his coming.
The rule of the last man of lawlessness in Jerusalem, will be brief. The Bible explains it to be seven years. First after three years, the Jewish leaders will fully understand that they have been betrayed.
Do not end up supporting the antichrist, but await Jesus the Messiah to return in the clouds of Heaven. He will not fly in a helicopter, and receive a red carpet welcome at Ben Gurion.
Written by Ivar