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Pope Francis Getting Trapped In An Elevator For 25 Minutes Ultimate Proof That He Has NO SPECIAL Standing With God.

by Anura Guruge


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One of the eight (or nine) OFFICIAL TITLES held by the pope is Vicarius Christi (Vicar of Christ). That means he is Christ’s REPRESENTATIVE on Earth.

This has always supposed to signify that the Pope’s had a SPECIAL, UNIQUE relationship with God. Essentially a hot line with God.

Well I have always suspected that.

Pope Francis can’t even stop the fires in the Amazon. That has to be trivial for God.

Now this. God lets this happen to him?

So, you can only come up with the following rationalizations:

    1. God has one heck of a sense of humor and likes making Pope Francis the butt of it more often than not.
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    2.  God is like Trump and does not feel any obligation to take care of those that work for him directly.
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    3. There is NO GOD!
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    4. God is impotent — as in being powerless.
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    5. Pope Francis is not Vicarius Christi.

What do YOU think? You decide. But, it was very telling. Pope stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes and late for his Sunday noontime Angelus.


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WHY Is Pope Francis Praying For An End To The Amazon Fires — Is God Unaware?

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Click to ENLARGE. From today’s ‘Vatican News’ @ http://www.vaticannews.va


I said it before, I will say it again (and again, and again …). Though I come from a family of ardent prayers, as I grew older I came to realize that I really did NOT understand how prayer was supposed to work — especially IF, like Pope Francis, you are praying to Almighty God, God the CREATOR.

So, here is my confusion.

  1. Doesn’t God know that the Amazon is on fire? Has he got to be told by Pope Francis?
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  2. OK, so God won’t do anything until the likes of the Pope prays to him? [Seem like a pretty awful ego trip to I — on the part of the omnipotent God.]
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  3. Now Pope Francis has prayed, why hasn’t God put out the fires at once? What is he waiting for. He is ALL POWERFUL. He has to have heard the Pope’s prayer. Unlike I, the Pope must have a direct line to God. He is God’s vicar on Earth.

As far as I can tell the Amazon is still burning and the pope prayer over 12 hours ago?

What gives?

Is it possible that the Pope’s prayers go unanswered?

If so, what chance have I got?

PLEASE help. Prayer confuses the bejesus out of I.


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Pope Francis Says ‘God Speaks Through Children’ BUT Still Does Nothing About Clerical Child Abuse!

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Not for the first time Pope Francis has said ‘God speaks through children’ and received applause from an ever docile audience.

But, what about all the children that have spoken, LOUD, CLEAR & GRAPHICALLY, about all the HORRORS of the abuse they have endured at the hands of Catholic clergy.

Nothing.

Pope continues to do very little. Basically nothing.

Yesterday, was a good case in point.

‘Cardinal’ George Pell’s lost his appeal for being a convicted pedophile. He, a cardinal elector, has now been in prison for 6-months and faces at least another 3+ years. Pope does nothing. Pope claims that HE THINKS he is innocent. Children have spoken. But, he ignores them.

Pope Francis talks out of all side of his mouth.


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‘Cardinal George Pell’, Convicted Child Abuser, Still In Prison, In Australia, LOSES His Appeal.

by Anura Guruge




George Pell (b. 1941, 78-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.

He was given a 6-year prison sentence
with 3 years 8 months compulsory (i.e., no-parole).

He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).


So, by a 2-1 decision (by a panel of three-judges) his current conviction was UPHELD, but he was given the option of filing an appeal with the ‘High Court’ — the final court of appeal in Australia.

Earlier in the year Pell had claimed that he WOULD NOT APPEAL if he lost the June 2019 appeal. He has LOST, but, he, of course, can’t be trusted. I am sure there will be another appeal.

But, he REMAINS in prison BUT, the good thing for him, is that the clock is inexorably ticking away. He has now served 6-months of his mandatory sentence. He could seek parole in 3 years and 2 months.

The Vatican and the pope are standing behind him — of, bloody, course.

Stay tuned.


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Cardinal George Pell, Convicted Child Abuser, Still In Prison, In Australia, Awaiting Outcome Of Appeal.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pell#Criminal_charges,_conviction_and_appeal



George Pell (b. 1941, 77-years old) was convicted of ‘sodomy’
in December 2018.

He was given a 6-year prison sentence.

He has been serving that sentence since at least February 2019 (if not earlier).


Occurred to me this morning that it has been a ‘MONTH’ since the appeal and we have not heard anything. So, I went looking.

Wow, no decision yet — even though the initial prognostications were that we would hear within a fortnight.

So, Pell, still a full cardinal, languishes in prison — supposedly in 23-hour solitary confinement. Must give him plenty of time to contemplate and pray.


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It Will Be DECADES Before Pope Francis’ Updated “Lord’s Prayer” Makes It Into English.

by Anura Guruge


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The U.K. Catholic Church is NOT defying the pope or Rome. They would never do that. To much to lose, especially in ‘Church of England‘ U.K.

They are just exploiting a VALID technicality.

The official prayers for all languages are contained in a Vatican-approved, language-specific missal.

The NEW Lord’s Prayer, as yet, will ONLY appear in the Italian missal. That, obviously, is not what is used in the U.K.

It takes years, if not decades, for the vernacular versions to be translated (from the Latin) and approved by the Vatican. Hence, why there will be a long, long delay before English speaking Catholics will have to re-learn the Lord’s Prayer.

But, rest assured, the pope has the right & authority to change the Lord’s Prayer.


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Pope Francis Gives INTO Temptation And Changes The “Lord’s Prayer”!

by Anura Guruge


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I wrote about this in December 2018.


 

Click to ENLARGE and read. From: ucatholic.com.


HUGE change, but it will not be instantaneous.

It will first appear in the Italian Missal — which has yet to be published.

It will then take years before it percolates into the other Missals — especially English.

What is bothering many is that the Pope’s change will ONLY apply to the Catholic version. So, we will now have two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; the Catholic version and the non-Catholic version.

What fun.

However, as I said in my December 2018 post, I do AGREE with the pope (for a rare change).


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