Bergoglio receives ‘Blessing’ from Patriarch of Constantinople!

Bergoglio receives 'the blessing' of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople!

Bergoglio receives ‘ blessing’ from Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople!

.- In a fraternal gesture Pope Francis asked for the blessing of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, who marked a historic moment in ecumenical dialogue by kissing the head of the Bishop of Rome.

“At the end the Pope asked the patriarch to bless him, and the Patriarch kissed him,” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi recounted to journalists in a Nov. 29 press briefing.

“It’s not the first time, I already saw the Pope asking for the blessing of another brother, but this familiar way of the Patriarch kissing Pope’s head (is a first).”

The emotional moment came at the end of a busy second day during Pope Francis’ Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey.

After celebrating Mass in Istanbul’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the pontiff went on to pray Vespers with Patriarch Bartholomew in honor of the Nov. 30 feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron and founder of the Orthodox Church. Special texts were written explicitly for the Pope’s visit.

Once the Pope finished giving his address, he asked the patriarch for a favor: “to bless me and the Church of Rome.” He then bowed to receive the blessing and was embraced by the Patriarch, who traced the sign of the cross on the pontiff’s head and kissed it.

“With this evening we are now in the ecumenical moment of brothers who pray together,” Fr. Lombardi said, noting how the Vatican is looking forward to the common declaration that will be signed by both Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew tomorrow morning.

The two have met several times before, including a shared moment of prayer in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Roman Pontiff’s trip to the Holy Land in May, as well as at the Vatican in June for a an invocation for peace between Israel and Palestine.

After the prayer finished, the Bishop of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople had a private meeting, which lasted roughly 20 minutes.

Pope Francis’ visit, made largely upon the patriarch’s invitation to participate in the celebration of the feast of St. Andrew, “is the continuation of the move of dialogue,” Fr. Lombardi observed.

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Pope Francis Prays in Turkey’s Mosque, Takes off shoes, bows toward Mecca!!!

Resist Heretic Bergoglio!

Pope Francis Prays in Turkey’s Mosque, Head Bowed Toward Mecca

A day after calling for inter-religious dialogue to end Islamist extremism, Pope Francis on Saturday visited a 17th-century mosque in Istanbul and spent several minutes in a silent prayer with his head bowed in the direction of Mecca.

The pope made the gesture to promote Christian-Muslim relations at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, on Saturday, the second day of his three-day Turkey visit, according to the Vatican Radio.

He removed his shoes before entering the mosque with blue tiles on its walls. Standing next to him was the Grand Mufti, who explained about the Koranic verses illustrated on the stones pillars and the dome.

The pontiff also toured on Saturday the nearby Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine basilica which was turned into a mosque after the fall of Constantinople in the mid-15th century before being transformed into a museum.

The pontiff’s visit is being seen as an effort to foster inter-faith relations.

“Fanaticism and fundamentalism, as well as irrational fears which foster misunderstanding and discrimination, need to be countered by the solidarity of all believers,” the pope said Friday in a speech to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other political leaders on the first day of his pastoral visit to the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

“It is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties,” the pope added in his speech Friday. “They will then find it easier to see each other as brothers and sisters who are travelling the same path, seeking always to reject misunderstandings while promoting cooperation and concord. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression, when truly guaranteed to each person, will help friendship to flourish and thus become an eloquent sign of peace.”

Is Bergoglio a 'Secret Muslim'??

Is Bergoglio a ‘Secret Muslim’??

Also on Saturday, Francis celebrated the only public Mass of his Turkey visit in Istanbul’s Latin Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

Surrounded by the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and leaders of all the other Christian communities, Francis reflected on how the Holy Spirit creates unity among believers. When we let the Spirit unsettle us to move us out of our comfort zones, turning instead to our brothers and sisters “with that tenderness which warms the heart,” then we have been touched by the Holy Spirit, he was quoted as saying.

The pope’s emphasis on having dialogue and improving inter-faith relations comes at a time when the Christian and Yazidi minorities are being targeted and killed in Iraq and Syria, large territories of which are now controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS, terror group.

The ISIS, an al-Qaeda offshoot, seeks to form an Islamic emirate in the Levant region through “jihad.” In Iraq, ISIS men have killed hundreds of civilians. Numerous members of the Christian and Yazidi minorities have also been killed, and tens of thousands of them have fled their homes. About 5,000 Yazidi girls and women were recently taken captive by ISIS to be sold or given to fighters as slaves.

Original article at Christian Post

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – MASS PROPERS

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When these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.

Ad te levávi ánimam meam: Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam: neque irrídeant me inimíci mei: étenim univérsi, qui te exspéctant, non confundéntur.

THE MYSTERY OF ADVENT

In the first coming,’ says St. Bernard, He comes in the flesh and in weakness; in the second, He comes in spirit and in power; in the third, He comes in glory and in majesty; and the second coming is the means whereby we pass from the first to the third.’

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – MASS PROPERS

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Missa – ‘Ad te levavi’

Advent 1 Christ the Savior

INTROIT Psalm 24. 1-3 

Ad te levávi ánimam meam: Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam: neque irrídeant me inimíci mei: étenim univérsi, qui te exspéctant, non confundéntur.

Psalm 24: 4. Vias tuas, Domine, demónstra mihi: et sémitas tuas édoce me.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum.  Amen.

Ad te levávi ánimam meam:  Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam: neque irrídeant me inimíci mei:  étenim univérsi qui te exspéctant, non confundéntur.

Unto thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: my God, in thee do I trust, O let me not be confounded.  Neither let mine enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope in thee shall not be confounded.

Psalm 24: 4.  Show me thy ways, O Lord, and teach me thy paths.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Unto thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: my God, in thee do I trust, O let me not be confounded.  Neither let mine enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope in thee shall not be confounded.

COLLECT

Excita, quæsumus, Dómine, poténtiam tuam, et veni: ut ab imminéntibus peccatórum nostrórum perículis, te mereámur protegénte éripi, te liberánte salvári:   Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

Stir up thy power, O Lord, we beseech thee, and come: that by Thy protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening dangers of our sins and saved by Thy deliverance. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Second Collect in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O God, who didst please that thy Word should take flesh at the message of an Angel in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grant unto us thy suppliants, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with thee.

EPISTLE Romans 13. 11-14

Brethren, knowing that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is passed and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy: but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.

GRADUAL Psalm 24: 3, 4 

Univérsi, qui te exspéctant, non confundéntur, Dómine. Vias tuas, Dómine, notas fac mihi: et sémitas tuas édoce me.

All they, that wait on Thee, shall not be confounded, O Lord. Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me: and teach me Thy paths.

ALLELUIA Psalm 84: 4 

ALLELÚIA, allelúia. V. Osténde nobis, Dómine, misericórdiam tuam: et salutáre tuum da nobis. Allelúia.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy: and grant us Thy salvation Alleluia.

Advent 1And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon...

GOSPEL Luke 21. 25-33

At that time Jesus said to His disciples: There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves: men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved. And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with great power and majesty.  But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand. And He spoke to them a similitude: See the fig tree and all the trees: when they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh. So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away. 

OFFERTORY: Psalm 129: 1-2

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait for Thee shall be confounded.

SECRET 

May these holy Mysteries, O Lord, cleanse us by their powerful efficacy, and enable us to come with greater purity to Him who is their foundation. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Second Secret Prayer in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Strengthen, we beseech thee, O Lord, in our minds the mysteries of the true faith:  that we who confess him that was conceived of the Virgin to be very God and very Man, may by the power of his saving Resurrection, deserve to arrive at eternal gladness.

PREFACE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, ever-lasting God: Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, are one God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation. So that in confess- ing the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out with one voice saying:

Advent -Since Christ Himself has said, This is My Body who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dóminus Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt cæli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus  qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he  that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

COMMUNION Psalm 84: 13

The Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her fruit.

POSTCOMMUNION

May we receive of thy mercy, O Lord, in the midst of Thy temple; that we may with becoming honour prepare for the approaching solemnities of our redemption.  Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord…

The Annunciation

Second Postcommunion in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ thy Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of the Resurrection.

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The Liturgical Year -Prosper Guéranger

The whole world is in expectation of its Redeemer; come, dear Jesus, show Thyself to it by granting it salvation. The Church, Thy bride, is now commencing another year, and her first word is to Thee, a word which she speaks in the anxious solicitude of a mother for the safety of her children; she cries out to Thee, saying: ‘Come!’ No, we will go no farther in our journey through the desert of this life without Thee, 0 Jesus! Time is passing quickly away from us; our day is perhaps far spent, and the shades of our life’s night are fast coming on; arise, 0 divine Sun of justice. Come! guide our steps and save us from eternal death.

Pope Francis vs. St. Francis of Assisi – the “Blue Mosque” Affair

Heretic Bergoglio praying with Muslims, at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

Heretic Bergoglio praying with Muslims, at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

Pope Francis vs. St. Francis of Assisi

Contrast: Francis at the Blue Mosque, Francis of Assisi before the Sultan

By John Vennari

Pope Francis has “dared to do what none of his predecessors had ever done,” Le Figero’s Jean-Marie Guénois rejoiced, “to pray openly, side-by-side with a Muslim dignitary”.

The event took place at the Blue Mosque on November 29, the second day of Francis’ visit to Istanbul.

In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI – the ever-zealous advocate of Conciliar ecumenism – visited the Mosque but supposedly remained in contemplation. This gave rise to speculation as to whether or not the Pontiff actually prayed in the Mosque, and also gave rise to scandal.

Francis, according to Guénois, removed any hint of ambiguity. The Pontiff “bowed his head for long time while deeply closing his eyes from two to three minutes, in order to obviously pray – and to make clear he was praying. And this was in the direction of Mihrab, the niche in the wall framed by two pillars that indicates the qibla, that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.”

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that the act was, in fact, a “silent adoration.” According to Lombardi, the Pope had also said to the Muslim Mufti, “we must adore God.”[1]

Ecumenism sin against faith

This action defies Catholic Tradition, spurns the perennial Papal doctrine against religious indifferentism, and mocks true Catholics such as St. Francis of Assisi who visited Muslims for one purpose alone, to convert them to Christ’s one true Church.

Bergoglio: Contra Saint Francis

Present-day Catholics, starting with the majority of Church leaders, appear to be ruled by sentiment rather than objective truth. We’ve seen the alleged comparisons made between St. Francis of Assisi and the Papa Bergoglio: Both are named “Francis,” both are concerned for the poor, both preach a kind of poverty, both “dialogue” with Muslims. Therefore, they are alike: Pope Francis follows in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi.

The assessment could not be more false. Here we will only contrast Francis of Assisi with Papa Bergoglio concerning Islam.

Saint Francis sought to convert Muslims from the darkness of their false religion to Christ’s one true Church for salvation.

By contrast, Pope Francis visits Muslims to pursue more dialogue, to revel in artificial religious camaraderie, and to indirectly assure Muslims they are on their own legitimate path to “God” and need not convert to Christ’s Church.

Such a program would horrify St. Francis of Assisi, as it would horrify any right-thinking Catholic.

Saint Francis and the Sultan

Around the year 1220 Saint Francis of Assisi sailed to Egypt to join the Christian army that was besieging Damietta. He did not go to fight alongside Crusaders but to preach Christ to the Infidels.

Saint Francis approached the Papal Legate who was with the army and “requested leave to cross over to the Muslim lines to preach to the Muslims.”

This rattled the Papal Legate, who knew the Sultan had offered a golden ducat for the head of any Christian sent to him.
In response, the Papal Legate simply asked Francis not to bring shame on the Christian name.

That was all Francis needed. He and some companions struck out at once for the Sultan’s camp.

They saw two lambs on the road while on their way. Francis took this as a good sign, saying to his comrades, “Behold I send you forth as sheep among wolves.”

Muslim soldiers apprehended Francis, took him before the Sultan and Francis began to preach. He spoke with power and conviction, zeal and fire. The love of God flowed through him. He was like a blast furnace, infectious, captivating.

The Sultan found himself drawn in by the power of Francis’ words, and ordered him to be treated with courtesy while at camp.

It appears that Francis stayed for a few days, and the Sultan asked Francis to remain in his court.

“Willingly,” answered Francis, “if you and your people will convert to Christ.”

Francis continued, “If you hesitate as to the merits of the law of Muhammad and the faith of Christ, command that a great fire be lighted, and I together with your priests, will enter the fire that you may know which is the more worthy and true.”

The Sultan replied that none of their Muftis would accept the challenge.

“Then if you promise for yourself and your people, to come to the worship of Christ if I come out of the fire unhurt,” Francis responded, “I will enter the fire alone.”

He added, “If I am burnt up, impute it to my sins, but if the Divine Power protects me, acknowledge Christ to be true God and the Savior of all.”

The Sultan dared not accept the challenge from the holy mendicant, but was captivated by Francis nonetheless, and asked him to accept some precious gifts if not for himself, then at least for the poor.

Francis responded this was not the purpose of his visit, and returned to Europe.[2]

What do you notice?

1) Saint Francis preached to the Sultan for no other purpose than the conversion of the Muslims;

2) The Sultan refused to convert, so Francis stopped the dialogue.

Saint Francis of Assisi: No Ecumenist

Saint Francis of Assisi was firmly committed to the truth that “outside the Catholic Church, there is no salvation.” He was an apostle of Christ who preached the Gospel,

1) for the salvation of those souls who were already Catholic, but had fallen away from the Gospel ideal;

2) for the salvation of infidels and non-believers, whom he knew would be lost if they did not embrace Christ and His one true Church.

Read entire article at Catholic Family News

Related: REALITY CHECK: WHAT DOES THE CHURCH REALLY SAY?

Anti-Capitalist Bergoglio To Visit $615M ‘Illegal’ Palace Sparks Anger!

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Pope’s Visit to Turkey Leader Erdogan’s Ak Saray Stirs Controversy…

Francis is scheduled to visit a new $615-million palace seen by many Turks as a symbol of excess and their president’s autocratic rule.

ISTANBUL — He’s championed austerity, condemned greed and been dubbed “The People’s Pope.” But during a visit to Ankara on Friday, Pope Francis is scheduled to visit a new $615-million palace seen by many Turks as a symbol of excess and their president’s autocratic rule.

The pontiff will become the first foreign dignitary to visit the 1,000-room presidential residence that’s been nicknamed Ak Saray — or “White Palace.” Some of the building’s critics have urged him to cancel his visit for fear it would condone a construction project they deem not just extravagant, but illegal.

The palace is the largest presidential residence in the world. It is 30 times the size of the White House.

Not only does the lavish structure appear at odds with the pope’s frugal philosophy, it was constructed on environmentally protected farmland. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ignored a court injunction ordering its construction be halted.

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The Philippines to secure Pontiff in custom-built ‘popemobile’

Bergoglio 'Sardine In can' forgoes popemobile

MANILA – The Philippines will custom-build a “popemobile” for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organizers said Thursday.

“He is our visitor and we can’t let anything bad happen to him,” the government’s chief protocol officer Marciano Paynor said, adding however that there were “no specific threats”.

Pope Francis, who has shunned the pomp of his predecessors, said earlier this year he prefers to use open-top cars rather than the Vatican’s bulletproof “popemobile” used by previous pontiffs, which he called a “sardine can”.

“It is true something could happen to me but let’s be realistic, at my age I do not have much to lose,” he said in June, adding that the “popemobile” made it hard to connect with the faithful.

Paynor declined to give the specifications of the vehicle to be used in the Philippines for security reasons, but said the pope might opt for an open car for some appearances.

A total of six million people are expected to turn up when the Pontiff hears mass in the city of Tacloban, ravaged by last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), on January 17 and in Manila’s main outdoor park the following day, he said.

“The Pope requested that it be kept simple. He wants nothing flamboyant,” said Father Antonio Pascual from the organizing committee.

The “popemobile” was being designed in coordination with Vatican security, said presidential communications undersecretary Jess Yu, another member of the organizing committee.

“Definitely, the Pope will be visible to the public (from the vehicle),” Yu said.

In August, comments by the preparatory committee sparked speculation that the pope could be transported in a jeepney — a common form of cheap public transport, often decorated with colorful religious artwork, evolved from the jeep.

However officials would not confirm the speculation Thursday.

The last pope to visit the Philippines, John Paul II, rode a white “popemobile” in 1995, where he waved to crowds from a glass, bulletproof cage at the back of the vehicle. Authorities later uncovered an alleged plot by Al-Qaeda to assassinate John Paul while he was in Manila.

The bulletproof “popemobile” was first introduced after the attempted assassination of John Paul in 1981.

Two flower-bearing orphans will welcome Francis when he arrives at Manila airport from Colombo at dusk on January 15, organizers said.

Pope Francis will then spend the entire day on January 17 hearing mass and comforting victims of Haiyan in Tacloban and Palo town.

Haiyan, the strongest storm to hit land, left over 7,300 people dead or missing in November last year after it triggered tsunami-like storm surges that wiped out entire towns.

One year after the disaster, survivors are mired in deeper poverty as they struggle to rebuild their lives.

Source: Philippines will custom build a Popemobile for Bergoglio

Austrian lesbian politician tells Pope Francis: ‘It would be great if you spoke up in favor of same-sex marriage!’

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An Austrian politician has gifted Pope Francis with a rainbow scarf – and called on him to speak up for women’s rights and same-sex marriage.

Ulrike Lunacek, who is head of delegation of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament and openly lesbian, addressed the head of the Catholic Church in Strasbourg on Tuesday, after he had given a speech in front of Europe’s leaders.

Lunacek, who is also co-president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, handed the symbolic garment to the Pope in front of  a crowd of people.

She said: “I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed about the fact that you didn’t address any of the other urgent things inside the church and outside.

“Women’s issues, women’s rights inside the church. Today is the International Day [for the Elimination of] Violence Against Women. I think you should have mentioned something like that.”

Lunacek went on: “It would be great if you had spoken up in favour of same-sex marriage or also for the use of contraceptives, for example, especially in times of HIV and other situations.

“But I didn’t hear that and that was a bit disappointing.”

Seen as more progressive than his predecessors, Pope Francis has previously touched upon the subjects raised by Lunacek, but he has largely remained in line with Church tradition.

While he has said that more should be done to extend the role of women in the Church, Pope Francis has maintained that “with regards to the ordination of women, the Church has spoken and says no… That door is closed”.

The Pope has also adopted a more liberal view on homosexuality than previous Church leaders – but has stopped short of approving same-sex marriage. 

Read the rest of the story at The Independent

It is a war of religion, but the Pope is silent or stutters!!

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In the face of radical offensive thesis of Francis is that “we must cherish the conflicts.” And forget Regensburg. With serious consequences for the reformist currents of Islam.

by Sandro Magister

ROME, November 21, 2014 – In a few days the Pope Francis will travel to Turkey, then to the heart of the new global war “in pieces” that he sees raging in the world.The Islamic caliphate that took office near the border turkish, between the Syria and Iraq, pulverizes the old geographical borders, is by its nature global. “The triumphant march of the mujahideen will come to Rome,” he proclaimed in mid-November Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph. The declared obedience pieces of Islam from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, which is just across the Italian coast. In Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon Boko Haram has extended the caliphate even sub-Saharan Africa. From Europe and North America flock to new followers. On the black flag in the newborn Islamic state is written in Kufic the profession of faith: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.” Christians are among the many victims of this puritanical Islam, which calls itself the only true desert and wants to do even what it regards as the greatest betrayal of the origins of Islam: Shiite heresy epicenter Iran and modernism secularizing Turkey Kemal Atatürk , from whose mausoleum Pope Francis will begin its journey. A Raqqa, the de facto capital of the caliphate, the Syrian city which has disappeared from the Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio, with very few Christian families survived, 15 of 1500 which were the new State Islamic imposed the jizya, the protection fee, $ 535 a year, a huge sum, on pain of confiscation of house and possessions. In Mosul, there is no longer a church where you can still celebrate Mass, as was the case even after the ‘invasion of the Mongols. Can not discern in what the characteristics of a “religious war” to the extreme, fought in the name of Allah. Illusory deny Islamic theological this boundless violence. He wrote even watched “Catholic Civilization”, only to be contradicted by his trembling director Antonio Spadaro, the Jesuit who poses to Francis interpreter.Islam, the Catholic Church stutters, especially as you go up in rank. The bishops of the dioceses in the Middle East call upon the world an armed protection effective, that never arrives. In Rome, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran publishes more detailed report of the atrocities of the caliphate and declares ended any possibility of dialogue with those among Muslims not eradicate violence from the roots. But when the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, speaks to New York from the rostrum of the UN, as did September 29, carefully avoids the taboo words “Islam” and “Muslim” and pay the obligatory tribute to the mantra that denies the existence of that conflict of civilization that is under the eyes of all. Sure, Parolin elevates the protest against the “irresponsible apathy” shown by the UN. But it is the UN that Francis defers the only legitimate decision on any military intervention in the Middle East theater. Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio returned to diplomats in the curia that role that the two previous popes had clouded. But ultimately it is he himself to dictate the time and manner of geopolitics Vatican. More with silence than with words. He was silent on the hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by Nigerian Boko Haram. Has been silent on the young mother Sudanese Meriam, sentenced to death only because Christian and finally freed for other interventions. Silent on Pakistani mother Asia Bibi, for five years on death row, also because “infidel”, and even gives heartfelt response to two letters from her scrittegli this year, before and after the reconfirmation of the sentence. The Argentine rabbi Abraham Skórka, Bergoglio by longtime friend, said he had heard from him that “we have to pet the conflict.” With Islam, even the most bloodthirsty theologically, the pope does so. Never calls by name those responsible.Should be “stopped”, he said, but not as explicit. Pray and pray ago, as with the two presidents Israeli and Palestinian. Invokes at every step dialogue, but on what unites and not on what divides. Benedict XVI in 2006, first in Regensburg and then to Istanbul, said what no pope had ever dared: that violence is associated with the faith ‘ inevitable product of the fragile relationship between faith and reason in the Muslim doctrine and in his own understanding of God. And he said clear to the Islamic world that it had before it the same epochal challenge that Christianity had already faced and overcome: that of “welcome true conquests of the Enlightenment, human rights and especially the freedom of faith and its practice. ” From there came to life that sprout of Islamic-Christian dialogue which found expression in the “letter of the 138” written to Pope Joseph Ratzinger Muslim representatives of various orientation. In recent days, the pope Francesco greeted some of their representatives, arrived in Rome for a new round of that dialogue. But those issues capital was not discussed, the bud is dried up. It is now for a millennium that in Islam the “door of interpretation” is closed and the Koran can not be discussed if not at high risk, even of life .

Bergoglio silent as usual

Speaker meets Pope Francis: ‘Islam Is Religion Of Peace!’

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VATICAN CITY: Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem met in Vatican City yesterday with Pope Francis and Vatican Prime Minister Pietro Parolin.

Following the meeting, Ghanem stressed the significance of his visit to the Vatican, also as head of the Arab Inter- Parliamentary Union (AIPU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) parliaments.

The visit acquires importance as it comes amid fears of terrorism “and reports by foreign media seeking to link terrorism to our true Islam,” Ghanem told KUNA, and Kuwait TV.

The meeting was attended by MPs Faisal Al-Shaya and Youssef Al-Zalzalah. “We have emphasized in our meeting today that Islam is a religion of peace and that terrorism is an intercontinental industry, not linked to a certain religion, race, ethnicity, people or region,” he said. Kuwait’s Chief Parliamentarian urged the world’s political leaders to denounce all forms of terrorism and to call for an interfaith dialogue. “The meeting with Pope Francis was fruitful and we as Kuwaitis are proud of living in a country and a society where toleration is dominant,” Ghanem added, noting religious tolerance in Kuwait is a strong reality, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people from several nationalities and faiths.

Ghanem said that the Israeli aggressions on Muslims and Christians in Palestine and the massacres targeting innocent people have always been a root of terrorism.

Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem meets Pope Francis   Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem 

He said that the Zionist state hostilities have fueled extremism and terrorism, making it easy for terrorist groups to attract young people and subject them to brainwash. He lauded the role by Kuwait’s ambassador to the Vatican Bader Saleh Al-Taneeb, facilitating the delegation’s mission and arranging meetings.

For his part, MP Youssef Al-Zalzalah said that during the meeting with Pope Francis and Prime Minister Parolin, the delegation was briefed of the Vatican view over the Palestinian cause and the tragedies in Arab countries suffering from terrorism, especially Iraq and Syria.

ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE

On Turkey trip, Pope Francis to reach out to Islamic world

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Pope Francis heads to Turkey on Friday with a brief to use his populist touch to rebuild bridges with the Islamic world that were damaged by his predecessor Benedict XVI.
It will be the first papal visit to Turkey since the now-retired Benedict went there in 2006 against a backrop of anger in much of the Muslim world over comments which appeared to link the Prophet Mohamed to violence.
The frenzied atmosphere which dominated the run-up to that trip was followed by Benedict appearing to pray silently alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul in the city’s celebrated Blue Mosque in what was seen as a gesure of reconciliation.
The pope’s spokesman, Federico Lombardi, said Francis may make a similar gesture of respect.
“Obviously one can’t speak of a formal prayer on the part of a Christian in the Mosque,” Lombardi said.
“The holy father will show his respect and spiritual contemplation but it will be without expressing outwardly with words or anything else that he is of another religion. That seems to be to be only normal good sense.”
The three-day trip to the 99 percent Muslim but officially secular state is also intended to bolster relations between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, whose spiritual leader is Bartholomew, the Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul), at a time when the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has created the potential for tensions between the branches of Christianity.
No meeting with refugees 
The pontiff will meet with members of Turkey’s tiny Catholic community but no time has been specifically allocated for him to meet Christian refugees who have fled Islamic militancy in Iraq and Syria.
Given the pope’s well-established interest in the fate of refugees around the world, this state of affairs has raised eyebrows and suspicions that Turkey did not want any events which might highlight the persecution of Christians in the region, an issue of growing concern for the Church.
Such concerns have been played down by the Vatican with the papal spokesman arguing that any Catholics wishing to meet the pope were likely to be at a reception he is due to hold on Sunday at the residence of his representative in Istanbul.
On the religious front, the pope will attend services marking St Andrew’s day on Sunday. Andrew, an apostle of Jesus Christ, is regarded as the founder of the Eastern church.
Ultra-tight security 
As for Benedict’s visit exactly eight years ago, security is expected to be extremely tight. There has been no suggestion of the 77-year-old Argentian pope doing any walkabouts and his pope-mobile has been left behind in Rome.
The first leg of the trip is to be in the Turkish capital, Ankara. He arrives there on Friday lunchtime and heads straight for a courtesy visit to the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Kemal Ataturk before being received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his controversially extravagant new palace.
The main business of the trip will take place in Istanbul from Saturday, when Francis will visit Hagia Sofia, an architectural wonder that was once the jewel in the crown of the Orthodox church, later became a mosque and is now a museum.
He will then visit the Blue Mosque and conclude his day with a mass at Istanbul’s small Catholic cathedral and an ecumenical prayer with the Patriarch Bartholomew.
On Sunday, he will attend but not take part in a Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal church of St George. The two spiritual leaders are to release a joint declaration before the pope retires to his representative’s residence for the meeting with local Catholics prior to flying back to Rome. — Agence France-Presse