Pope Benedict bow and pray to the alleged skull of apostle Andrew, before his head is returned from Rome to the Greek Orthodox Church.
It is a remarkable story, of how this “holy item” was discovered, stolen and returned. This is what wikipedia has recorded:
Regulus was said to have had a second dream in which an angel advised him to take the hidden relics “to the ends of the earth” for protection. Wherever he was shipwrecked, he was to build a shrine for them. St. Rule set sail, taking with him a kneecap, an upper arm bone, three fingers and a tooth. He sailed west, towards the edge of the known world, and was shipwrecked on the coast of Fife, Scotland. However, the relics were probably brought to Britain in 597 as part of the Augustine Mission, and then in 732 to Fife, by Bishop Acca of Hexham, a well-known collector of religious relics.
The skull of St. Andrew, which had been taken to Constantinople, was returned to Patras by Emperor Basil I, who ruled from 867 to 886.
In 1208, following the sack of Constantinople, those relics of St. Andrew and St. Peter which remained in the imperial city were taken to Amalfi, Italy, by Cardinal Peter of Capua, a native of Amalfi. A cathedral (Duomo), was built, dedicated to St. Andrew (as is the town itself), to house a tomb in its crypt where it is maintained that most of the relics of the apostle, including an occipital bone, remain.
First, some photos that expose Pope Benedict:
First in 2008, the Vatican acknowledged that the Roman Catholic Church was in wrongful procession of the skull of St. Andrew. That is an interesting confession.
Who were these “holy thief’s”, who presumably tricked the Pope to accept this stolen item, and made it “holy”?
And since the Pope must have been aware of the hue and cries of the Orthodox Greeks, what made the “Holy Father” lesser guilty of robbery than his subjects?
In 2008, the skull was worshiped by Pope Benedict, who paid “pilgrimage” to its presence inside the Vatican. The pontiff bowed before the skull, and seems to be saying a small prayer. Next: The “holy head” was return to the Greek Orthodox Church.
The truth about the Roman Catholic Church is painful. This religious movement claimed it started to collect skulls and body parts of all the people mentioned in the New Testament, because these mortal remains were supposed to be “holy” and worthy of adoration and worship. The RCC claims it has it all. The bones of Peter, skull of John the Baptist, the head of Mary Magdalene, and body part of the apostles James, Andrew, Thomas, etc.
If it was true, a remarkable theft has been conducted by Rome, looting graves and shrines all over the World. But it is not true. Non of the remains of the Biblical persons were kept and worshiped by the Messianic believers. The apostles died in hostile territory, and their remains not kept. Not before the mother of Constantine, “holy Helen” claimed she had found some of them during her visit to occupied Israel in 326-328 A.D. Helen established the largest religious fraud in World History.
The continued collection of these skulls are based on legends, and made up stories. A bid to prove that Rome is the supreme center of the Christian faith. The Popes, Cardinals and Bishops have minted hundreds of millions on these items, literally robbing their own parishioners.
Some more pictures:
Jesus the Messiah would most likely have used stern Biblical language, if he had encountered religious leaders like these. Here are two suitable verses from the scriptures:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
Stay away from such wicked assemblies. But rather remain loyal to Jesus the Messiah.
Written by Ivar