POPE FRANCIS APPEARS ON ITALIAN TALK SHOW ‘CHE TEMPO CHE FA’, QUOTING RUSSIAN AUTHOR DOSTOEVSKY AND ASKING FOR ‘GOOD VIBES’ FROM THE AUDIENCE

Speaking with Italy’s most popular prime-time talk show, Che Tempo Che Fa, the Pope said that he needed prayers and closeness right now. “Pray for me, I need it. And if some of you don’t pray because you don’t believe, don’t know how, or can’t, at least send me good thoughts, good vibes,” Pope Francis said Feb. 6. “I need that closeness from the people,” he added. Che Tempo Che Fa (what the weather is like) often airs live interviews with politicians, celebrities, artists, and athletes. Recent guests on the program include former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2021 and Lady Gaga. Pope Francis spoke with the TV program, which is recorded in Milan, remotely from the Vatican. The hourlong interview covered topics from environmental protection to the pope’s childhood in Argentina.

Pope Francis gave his first interview to Italian television talk show ‘Che Tempo Che Fa’ Sunday night, asking viewers who do not pray to send him “good thoughts, good vibes.”

One thing you can always say about Pope Francis, he never misses a chance to not preach the gospel of the grace of God, even when millions are tuning in an hanging on his every word. For someone who claims to be the literal representative of Jesus Christ on this earth, you would think that at least every once in a blue moon he would tell people how to get saved. But he never does, no pope ever has. Why? Because they reject the biblical way of salvation by grace through faith, and give you the carefully-crafted counterfeit instead.

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJB)

Pope Francis appearing on Italy’s most-popular prime time television talk show marks the first time the Jesuit pope has ever appeared on such a program, via a remote feed from the Vatican. Perhaps he is ‘warming up’ for many more such appearances, one in which he will finally have his Revelation 13:11 moment? One can only speculate on this, of course, but we are certainly heading for that time period at an amazing rate of speed here at Day 695 of 15 Days To Flatten the Curve.

Or as they say in Italian, “Una donna cavalca la bestia!”

Pope Francis makes first TV talk show appearance

FROM THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY: Speaking with Italy’s most popular prime-time talk show, Che Tempo Che Fa, the Pope said that he needed prayers and closeness right now.

“PRAY FOR ME, I NEED IT. AND IF SOME OF YOU DON’T PRAY BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE, DON’T KNOW HOW, OR CAN’T, AT LEAST SEND ME GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD VIBES,” POPE FRANCIS SAID FEB. 6. “I NEED THAT CLOSENESS FROM THE PEOPLE,” HE ADDED.

Che Tempo Che Fa (what the weather is like) often airs live interviews with politicians, celebrities, artists, and athletes. Recent guests on the program include former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2021 and Lady Gaga. Pope Francis spoke with the TV program, which is recorded in Milan, remotely from the Vatican. The hourlong interview covered topics from environmental protection to the pope’s childhood in Argentina.

Pope Francis told the TV host Fabio Fazio that he did not feel that he was holy enough to live in the Apostolic Palace.

“That’s one of the reasons why I chose not to live in the papal apartment, because the popes who were there before were saints, and I couldn’t have done it. I’m not that holy,” he said.
“I need human relationships — that’s why I live in the hotel, Santa Marta, where there are people who talk to everyone, you find friends. It’s an easier life for me.”

During the interview, the pope made a heartfelt plea to end the production and sale of weapons.

“Think that in a year without making weapons, you could give food and education to the whole world for free,” Pope Francis said.

When Fazio asked the pope why the innocent suffer, Pope Francis said that he was himself scandalized in the face of children’s suffering.

“‘Why do children suffer?’ I find no explanation for this. I have faith, I try to love God who is my Father, but I ask myself: ‘But why do children suffer?’ … Hatred, destruction are in the hands of another who sowed evil in the world through envy,” the pope said, adding that God allowed his own Son to be killed.

“It is perhaps a mystery that we do not understand well, but in the relationship of God the Father with his Son, we can see well what is in the heart of God when these things happen. God is strong, he is omnipotent in love,” he said. “And when this temptation comes to you: ‘Why do children suffer?’ I find only one way: to suffer with them. And for me, Dostoevsky was a great teacher in this,” Francis added, referring to the Russian author of “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karamazov.” READ MORE

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