“Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”Revelation 20:10, NLT:
VATICAN CITY, Sept 21 (The Remnants) – Pope Francis has joked that some people in the Church hoped he would not survive his recent colon operation, and denounced vociferous conservative critics for doing “the work of the devil” by undermining the Roman Catholic Church.
Francis made the comments during a meeting with members of the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, in Slovakia this month. They were reported on Tuesday by the Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica.
Asked about his health by one of the Jesuits, Francis was quoted as replying: “Still alive. Although some people wanted me dead.”
“I know that there were even meetings between prelates who thought that the Pope was in a more serious condition than was being said,” he added. “They were preparing the conclave (to elect a new pope). So be it. Thank God, I am well.”
Francis, who was elected pontiff in 2013, underwent colon surgery on July 4, and spent 11 days in hospital. He has since resumed a full work schedule.
Addressing some of the challenges facing the Church, Francis took aim at traditionalists, saying that “turning back is not the right way” and that it was important to move forward.
He denounced a “major Catholic television station”, which he did not name, that he said was constantly attacking him.
“I personally may deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the Church does not deserve this. It is the work of the devil,” he said.
In recent years, Francis has been the focus of criticism from a small but powerful number of American conservatives unhappy with his stands on various theological issues as well as social matters from immigration to climate change.
They are regularly given time on the U.S.-based Catholic television network EWTN.
The pope admitted that criticism from clerics within the Church annoyed him at times.
“I sometimes lose patience, especially when they make judgments without entering into a real dialogue. I can’t do anything there. However, I go on without entering their world of ideas and fantasies,” he said.
He warned against clerical “rigidity” and said God wanted society to be free.
The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, but Francis has been more conciliatory towards gay people than perhaps any other pope.
“We are afraid to accompany people with sexual diversity,” he was quoted as saying by the magazine, adding that priests should offer support to homosexual couples.
However, he cautioned against the rise of “gender ideology”.
“It is dangerous because it is abstract with respect to the concrete life of a person, as if a person can decide abstractly at will whether and when to be a man or a woman,” he said.
SATAN’S SEAT: POPE FRANCIS THE KING ORDERS THE COUNTRY OF VATICAN CITY CLOSED TO ALL CATHOLICS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED A COVID-19 GREEN PASS
The Green Pass can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, demonstrating recovery from the coronavirus, or by showing a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, the Vatican ordinance states. The decree also declares that the Green Pass mandate extends to the Vatican’s extraterritorial properties stipulated by the 1929 Lateran Treaty, which include Vatican-owned churches throughout Italy. The pope himself instructed the Governorate of Vatican City State to issue the mandate in order “to prevent, control, and combat the public health emergency” in Vatican territory.
A lot of people don’t know that the Roman Catholic pope who leads the Roman church is also a king of a country that is a member of the United Nations, this nation is called the Vatican City State. This is why when you read Revelation 17, it shows the harlot as a religious institution, and then in chapter 18, still talking of the same entity, it now appears as a political institution. The Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican is the literal fulfillment of both these things. It is also the place where ‘Satan’s seat’ is, wanna see a picture? Look up.
“I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.”Revelation 2:13 (KJB)
Pope Francis, acting as the king of Vatican City, has issued a formal decree that the unholy land will now be closed to anyone who does not have a COVID-19 Green Pass. That means if you don’t have a Green Pass, you will no longer be allowed to hear the Roman pope speak from the snake’s mouth in the Papal Audience Hall built in the exact shape of a snake. I would call that a blessing, get out while the getting is good, as the old saying goes.
Vatican Closes Its Doors to Those Without a ‘Green Pass’
FROM BREITBART NEWS: The Green Pass can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, demonstrating recovery from the coronavirus, or by showing a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, the Vatican ordinance states. The decree also declares that the Green Pass mandate extends to the Vatican’s extraterritorial properties stipulated by the 1929 Lateran Treaty, which include Vatican-owned churches throughout Italy.
THE POPE HIMSELF INSTRUCTED THE GOVERNORATE OF VATICAN CITY STATE TO ISSUE THE MANDATE IN ORDER “TO PREVENT, CONTROL, AND COMBAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY” IN VATICAN TERRITORY.
According to the decree, Francis did so while asserting the necessity of “ensuring the health and well-being of the working community with respect for the dignity, rights, and fundamental freedoms of each of its members.”
The Vatican has entrusted the enforcement of the mandate to its internal police force or “gendarmerie.”
“THESE PROVISIONS APPLY TO CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF THE STATE, PERSONNEL IN SERVICE OF ANY SORT OF THE GOVERNORATE OF THE STATE OF VATICAN CITY AND OF THE VARIOUS BODIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA AND THE INSTITUTIONS CONNECTED TO IT, TO ALL VISITORS AND USERS OF SERVICES,” THE DECREE STIPULATES.
The Vatican diktat makes an exception for those who participate in liturgical celebrations “for the time strictly necessary for the performance of the rite,” while ensuring that such people adhere to health regulations on social distancing, the use of personal protective equipment, the limitation of movement, and gathering size.
The Vatican’s doctrinal office has declared that reception of the coronavirus vaccine must be “voluntary,” but Pope Francis has said he thinks “ethically everyone should take the vaccine” and that refusing the vaccine manifests “suicidal denialism.” Italy announced last week that a vaccination Green Pass will be required for anyone wishing to be able to work. Anyone who goes to work without a certificate will be considered unjustifiably absent, will not be paid, and is subject to punitive fines. READ MORE