Read Ruthie Blum’s take on the Popes last visit to the Middle East.
It is the height of irony, then, that before returning to Rome, The invited “peacemakers” Abbas and outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres to the Vatican “to pray with [him].” The three-way session is to take place on June 8.
Peres is the epitome of “forgiving those who trespass against us” before defeating them — an attitude that has had dire consequences. And the only peacemaking in which Abbas has engaged is with Hamas, a terrorist organization that considers the killing of Jews and Christians a religious imperative.
Praying to God to “deliver us from evil” is meaningless if we excuse and court it. Welcoming a perpetrator and his apologist into the Vatican is not only incomprehensible in this context. It constitutes the Catholic Church’s spiritual, moral and political abandonment of the millions of Christians living in perpetual fear of their Muslim persecutors.
In a Vatican Radio broadcast on Wednesday, Francis referred to his trip to the Holy Land as a “great grace.”
Last week, before embarking on a three-day visit to Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel, Pope Francis stated that his trip would be “strictly religious.” A key reason for his short sojourn, he said, was to “pray for peace in this land that has suffered greatly.”
After arriving, however, he spent less time engaged in prayer than in politics.
This would have been completely appropriate had the bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church addressed the religious nature of the Islamist war being waged against Christians and Jews. It would have befitted the head of the Holy See to stand at the believed-to-be sites of Jesus’ birth and baptism and bemoan the fate of his flock at the hands of Muslim fanatics bent on subjugating all “infidels.” It would have been in keeping with his mission to reassure the world’s Christians that good will prevail over evil.
Sadly, this is not how the pope’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land panned out. Though he did mention the plight of his people when in Amman last Saturday, it was to praise Jordan’s “climate of serene coexistence” between Muslims and Christians.
“I thank the authorities of the kingdom for all they are doing,” he said, while meeting with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at their palace. “And I encourage them to persevere in their efforts to seek lasting peace for the entire region. This goal urgently requires that a peaceful solution be found to the crisis in Syria, as well as a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
On Sunday, the pontiff went to Bethlehem. There he met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, whom he called “a man of peace.”
As always, Abbas and his cronies put their best lies forward, undoubtedly denying Christian flight in droves from Palestinian-controlled areas on the one hand, while blaming Israel for the phenomenon on the other.
The remaining tiny Christian minority in Bethlehem was then treated to a mass delivered by the pope at Manger Square. But his words were drowned out by the muezzin of the Omar Mosque calling Muslims to prayer and blasting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) into a loudspeaker.
For visual effect, a mural painted in honor of the pope showed the baby Jesus swaddled in a keffiyeh next to his earthly father, Joseph, whose head was covered in the style of late Palestinian Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat.
This complemented the dozens of posters placed strategically around the city comparing Palestinian suffering to that of Jesus.
It was all a perfect lead-in to taking the pontiff to see children in the Dheisheh refugee camp. You know, those kept in squalor for decades by the PLO and exploited for international sympathy, fundraising and Israel-bashing purposes.
On the way, his motorcade stopped at the separation barrier, erected by Israel to keep Palestinian suicide bombers at bay.
There, against the backdrop of anti-Israel graffiti using Holocaust imagery, the pope put his head against the wall and prayed for peace.
Source: Israeli Hayom
It is positive that many Jewish settlers in Zion is able to discern the Pope. To acknowledge, and even publicly say, that the
Pope is not a true friend of Israel. To be fully able to understand that the Pope is not an ambassador of Jesus the Messiah.
Many Jews have been affected by modern day evangelization, that bell the Pope as an antichrist. If can be fully understood, if the Messiah is the re-gatherer of the Jewish people. The very rock of Israel, who re-birthed the state of Israel.
This is the same Messiah who died for the sins of the World in Jerusalem 2.000 years ago. And only by His blood man can find forgiveness for sins.
The true followers of the Messiah, stand united with the Jewish people. They do not accept Islam as a “peace movement”, and they do not embraced and support the PLO.
The Pope is correctly discerned by many Jews. But what about many Christians, who hail the “Holy see” as a Christian leader?
Written by Ivar