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It was the first time since 1054, that the Patriarch of Constantinople attended a Pope’s inauguration
It’s the challenge that could make his name immortal and it’s the wound he has set out to heal: Francis’ dream is to end the schism that for a thousand years has divided the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. “If he succeeds, he will go down in history as the greatest pope that ever was,” say members of the Curia.the rest of the article
They waited for him for almost half an hour, sat in a circle, like brothers, in the Clementine Hall, in the Vatican. But the representatives of Christian Churches and other religions, in Rome for the Pope’s inaugural mass on Tuesday, did not find the wait burdensome
Representatives of Christian Churches and world faiths heard the words they had wanted to hear from the new Pope: "For my part, I want to assure you of my firm commitment to continuing the journey of ecumenical dialogue in the footsteps of my predecessors," following the path of the Second Vatican Council, which Francis mentioned a number of times in his speech.
There were 34 non-Catholic Christian representatives present in the Clementine Hall, 7 representatives of the Jewish faith across the world and 5 representatives of other religions: Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and Hinduism. Non Catholic Christian denominations such as the Orthodox Church (with 15 representatives of ecumenical patriarchates and national Churches) and the “reformed” Churches (Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists and Pentecostals) were particularly well represented.
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Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by pheonix358
The UN one-world-religion, which will not be christian at all. Know your enemy. The world capital will be jerusalem.
They seem to be in a real hurry, don't they? What do they know that we do not.
Originally posted by Violater1
I was hoping for something more original,
and a change from all the Pope bashing.
Hmmm, hope and change, where have I heard that before?
Nothing here folks, move along.
First Publish: 12/15/2011, 4:14 PM
Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem
The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them.
By Giulio Meotti, Italy
“Peace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of Jerusalem”, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome.
The Israeli government and the Vatican are deadlocked in discussions over the status of the religious sites. Vatican officials are now reiterating their demand for control over the religious sites in the ancient and holy city founded by King David as the capital of ancient Israel and now the capital of the reestablished Jewish state.
NOTE: This is another step in the Vatican's Plan to become the One World Religion! ---PHB
February 7, 2013 1:08 am TheUnhivedMind 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Exclusive: A Seat for the Pope at King David’s Tomb
Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:16 AM
An historic agreement has been drafted between Israel and the Vatican. The Israeli authorities have granted the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered by some researchers, to also be buried.
It is the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic Church to regain religious stewardship over the place where Jesus is supposed to have broken bread and drunk wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.
This is an enormous issue pushed through without any public debate.
According to our sources, the agreement, which is expected to be ratified next June, gives the Pope a “special authority” over the second floor of the building, so that Christian pilgrims will be able to celebrate religious functions like Pope John Paul did in 2000.
The Vatican is also asking that Israel hand over to the Vatican’s control dozens of sites, 19 in Judea and Samaria and 28 in Jerusalem. The Catholic Church want to discuss some properties on Mount of Olives,
The Vatican wants the Jews out of the Old City and apparently Israel’s government is agreeing with them
Inauguration of Vatican Street in Jerusalem
Posted on Mar 21, 2013 in Local news, Politics and society
JERUSALEM – In East Jerusalem, a street was inaugurated with the name of the Vatican.
The Catholic Church built a housing project for young families in the Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem. As a sign of gratitude and respect for the generosity of the Catholic benefactors, the young families who live in the project decided to begin a long and complicated process to ask the municipality to call the street alongside the project Vatican Street. On March 7, 2013, the workers from the municipality came and put up the signs that point to the street with its new name.source