Pope Francis: I’m sorry Bolivia

Pope begs forgiveness for sins and ‘offenses’ of church against indigenous of America.

The Pope said
The Pope said “sorry” to this native for the crimes committed in Bolivia by Roman Catholic priests and misionaries.

Pope Francis apologized Thursday for the sins and “offenses” committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas

History’s first Latin American pope “humbly” begged forgiveness during an encounter in Bolivia with indigenous groups and other activists and in the presence of Bolivia’s first-ever indigenous president, Evo Morales.

Francis noted that Latin American church leaders in the past had acknowledged that “grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God.” St. John Paul II, for his part, apologized to the continent’s indigenous for the “pain and suffering” caused during the 500 years of the church’s presence on the continent during a 1992 visit to the Dominican Republic.

“I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America,” he said to applause from the crowd.

Then deviating from his prepared script, he added: “I also want for us to remember the thousands and thousands of priests who strongly opposed the logic of the sword with the power of the cross. There was sin, and it was plentiful. But we never apologized, so I know ask for forgiveness. But where there was sin, and there was plenty of sin, there was also an abundant grace increased by the men who defended indigenous peoples.”

The apology was significant given the controversy that has erupted in the United States over Francis’ planned canonization of the 18th century Spanish priest Junipero Serra, who set up missions across California. Native Americans contend Serra brutally converted indigenous people to Christianity, wiping out villages in the process, and have opposed his canonization.

Church officials have long insisted Catholic missionaries protected indigenous peoples from the abuses of military colonizers and were often punished by European colonial powers as a result. Francis’ own Jesuit order developed missions across the continent, educating the indigenous and turning their communities into organized Christian-Indian societies. The Jesuits were expelled in the 17th century.

Source: AP.

My comment:

I have to give the Pope credit for being right. Most of the Roman Catholic priests and Jesuit missionaries held a gun in one hand, and a Bible in the other.  People in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies were mostly converted to Catholicism by force, rather then convictions.

It is not possible to count the crimes of the Roman Catholic religion in the Latino World. Likewise in the former Portuguese colonies in Asia.  The criminal priests removed evidences of their thefts and robberies, and wrote the official history of nations. They managed to portray them selves as men of noble character and saints. Some of the criminal “fathers” are still worshiped as “saints” by the converts.

Matthew 23:9
Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

The surprising comments of the claimed “Holy Father” rise more questions:

Why did it take 500 years before a leader of this religion did acknowledge these crimes?

And what is the present Pope going to do, more than just say “sorry”?

When a man has stolen something, he is supposed to return it to the owner.  Most of the farmland in Latin America was stolen by the Roman Catholic Church, and the local farmers enslaved.

Will the Pope call for a massive land reform on the continent, where the Church secure the return of stolen properties?

A restoration fund is also required. The hero’s who died as martyrs resisting the Papist’s, must be honored by new memorials and museums.  The cost should be entirely covered by the Vatican. To grant a couple of billion dollars for this purpose, would be a good beginning.

The last issue is the consequences related to the theological platform of the Church of Rome. The “Holy fathers” who arrived from Spain and Portugal, who oppressed the natives, seems to have been less than holy.  The Pope’s who ordered the land grab and forced conversions, seems to have been lesser than infallible in moral issues.

What Francis is facing is the downfall of one of the core doctrines of the Vatican:

If Pope Francis is wrong on what took place in Latin America, than he is fallible. If Francis is right, the Pope’s of the past were surely fallible. The doctrine of Papal infallibility in moral issues has once and for always been proven to be a hoax.

It will be interested to see if Francis will be able to say more than “sorry”, but rather walk the talk. He can start the proces of repentance by resigning as Pope, and tell the whole World, not to ever again call him “Holy Father”.

Let us pray that this soul will not be wasted, but rather used to renounce some of the corrupt and fraudulent doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. May Jesus the Messiah grant the soul of Francis mercy, the day he resign from the papacy.  Amen.

Written by Ivar

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9 thoughts on “Pope Francis: I’m sorry Bolivia

  1. Seriously, RCC IS a cult. they know it too. IF they had any good at all they would admit it and close down all of it. as the same time, they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit and are never to be forgiven. how sad and the hell it has put the whole world in. and we don’t forget how they help Hitler as well, many that made Jews convert, then killed them right after.

    1. Dear Mama bear

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      I agree that the RCC is a cult. It would be interesting if Pope Francis resigns as Pope, and starts telling others to “get out” before it is too late. I can not recall that any Pope has renounced Catholicism. This is truly remarkable.

    2. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!That is a ridiculous ignorant opinion and who are you to say that they are never to be forgiven,NONE ARE WITHOUT SIN ,ALL RACES ALL RELIGIONS ARE GUILTY,THE CHOSEN JEW NO DIFFERENT ….does god decree forgiveness to the sinner through believing in his son JESUS the MESSIAH,many many are guilty of religious genocide over thousands of years and it didnt start with the RCC or the crusades the middle east has fought and war’d since Adam and the twelve tribes….long before catholicisim.WHO IS COMMITTING THE RELIGIOUS WAR IN THE M/EAST,EXTREME ISLAMIC FRACTIONS,MILLITANTS ETC OH AND LET’S NOT FORGET BIBLE BASHING PATRIOTIC AMERICA’S CONTRIBUTION AND WHAT OF THE PURITANS THAT KILLED NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE NAME OF GOD !!!! they were not Catholic…let he without sin cast the first stone

      1. Dear Rommgirl.

        Shalom, and love in Jesus.

        You wrote:

        ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!That is a ridiculous ignorant opinion and who are you to say that they are never to be forgiven,NONE ARE WITHOUT SIN ,ALL RACES ALL RELIGIONS ARE GUILTY,THE CHOSEN JEW NO DIFFERENT…

        My reply:

        Writing in capital letters on the net is like screaming. It serves no purpose. You must read your Bible. The Scriptures clearly say that all sins can not be forgiven. So anyone who claim that all sins can be forgiven, makes God a liar. Please do not do that.

  2. Most Catholics genuinely seem to be scared to leave the “mother church”, they have been so brainwashed for centuries. It is a cult, and only the Lord God is infallible, not a mere human being.

    Also, the priests have been taught to do “magic tricks”, after the fashion of the arts and magic of Egypt, but they fool the people…their “magic” hocus pocus turning the wine into the blood of the Lord Jesus and a wafer into His flesh is blasphemous and a monstrous lie. In the days of ignorance, this was believed and oohed and awed, but it has been perpetuated into modern times, and most spiritually attuned Christians know better and are repulsed, disgusted and outraged by this practice.

      1. Of course they are magic tricks. Magic is no more than trickery, deception, and delusion. Its making the false appear true, and the true appear false.
        The catholic mass is nothing more that a man made neo pagan idol feast, which attempts to presumptuously eat and drink God-to be like God….

        The Jewish passover (from which the Lord’s supper is derived) was always intended to be celebrated annually as merely a REMINDER of what God did to deliver Israel out of egypt. Thats why every year at passover the Jews traditionally read portions of the psalms that retell the exodus and the move into the promised land. It has no other power. Celebrating passover doesnt have any actual spiritual power. It was intended only as a memorial, just like when patriarchs such as Abraham, Jacob, and others set up altars as memorials as a reminder of something God did and had already accomplished, and to act as markers and reminders for future generations.
        The roman mass presumptuously tries to recreate the death of Jesus, using deception, theater and magic tricks, because the catholic spirit has rejected the authentic High Priest Lord Jesus, and ignored his death on the cross once for all sins.

        Taking the bread and the cup is merely a reminder to the born again believer of what Christ has already accomplished on the cross and through resurrection. That sin, and death are defeated, and that in Christ I am a new creation. Its a way to express thanks for these realities. And no pious miserable “indispensable” catholic priest can add to it (in fact they confuse the issue and get in the way of a sinner being reconciled with God through Christ)

    1. Dear Scarlett.

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      Yes, the Eucharist is blasphemy. But lets leave it for the moment. In the conserned article I try to highlight the docrine of the Pope being infallible. It is a doctrine that claims that when the Pontiff sit in his “holy chair” he can not do any mistakes when moral issues are being settled. Neither can the Pope misunderstand when he interpretate scriptures.

      The “sorry” in Bolivia, cuts right into the pie. The Pope expose earlier Pope’s of being the head of a pristhood of criminals. The Spanish Kings and the Pope’s looted Latin America. Spain has not even returned the gold it stole. No Francis has eventually confirmed what has been general knowledge for some time.

  3. Thank You Jesus For saving me from that False Religion the RC church! If you are Catholic and have been born again By Grace through Faith in Jesus come out of her. Do not partake of her sins….. The Holy Spirit will help you find a church that Elevates the Simple gospel message and study of his word…..

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