posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 07:33 AM
In March 2000, Pope John Paul II, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, was at the Sea of Galilee giving a speech about peace. This is the place where
the Beatitudes were preached by Jesus Christ. Some people have spread rumours and lies concerning the cross on the back of the Pope's chair, in which
he sat during his speech. The cross is upside down, an inverted cross. It is true that there was an upside down cross on the Pope's seat. Many people
have spread the lie that this represents Satanism.
Although the upside-down cross can possibly represent Satanism, it does not do so exclusively, and certainly not in this case. The Cross on the back
of the Pope's seat is called St. Peter's Cross. St. Peter, the chief apostle, was crucified upside-down for his beliefs. This was done on Peter's
request, who believed he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Christ.
As Catholics, we believe the Pope is the successor of Peter, the first Pope. As such, the upside-down cross is a fitting symbol to be placed on the
Pope's Chair during his visit to Israel.
There is a lot of anti-catholic propaganda on the Internet. Hopefully you read this article if you were seeking information on this subject. People
who are against the Catholic Church will sometimes distort or invent information to purposely deceive people into believing falsehoods. The ones to
blame mostly for this are those who invent falsehoods simply for their anti-catholic agendas. We should pray for these people, as well as for the
victims of their false information.
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