The Antipope in Israel & Jordan
Francis in the Holy Land
From May 24-26, 2014, Antipope Francis visited Jordan and Israel. The Vatican web site has posted the complete program and schedule at this link.
The following are the Transcripts of Francis’ Speeches:
- Address of Francis to Authorities of the Kingdom of Jordan (video here)
- Homily of Francis at “Mass” in Jordan on May 24, 2014
- Address of Francis to Disabled Youth in Bethany beyond the Jordan
- Francis Invites Muslim Abbas and Jewish Peres to Joint Prayer for Peace in Vatican
- Abbas & Peres accept Invitation, Meeting set for June
- Address of Francis to Palestinian Authorities
- Homily of Francis at “Mass” in Bethlehem on May 25, 2014
- Regina Caeli Address of Francis in Bethlehem
- Address of Francis at Welcome Ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel
- Text of “Common Declaration” between Francis and Eastern Schismatic Patriarch Bartholomew
- Address of Francis at Ecumenical Celebration with Patriarch Bartholomew
- Address of Francis to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
- Address of Francis at the Yad Vashem Memorial
- Address of Francis to the two Chief Rabbis of Israel
- Address of Francis to the President of Israel
- Homily of Francis at “Mass” in Jerusalem Cenacle on May 26, 2014
- In-Flight Press Conference given on May 26, 2014 (Complete Transcript)
Official Vatican Videos of Francis in the Holy Land:
- Arrival of Francis in Jordan
- Welcome Ceremony for Francis in Jordan
- “Mass” with Francis in Amman, Jordan
- Visit to the River Jordan, Meeting with Refugees and the Disabled
- Welcome Ceremony for Francis in Palestine
- Welcome Ceremony for Francis in Israel
- Visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel
- “Mass” with Francis in Bethlehem, Israel
- Ecumenical Event: Francis and Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I
- Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and to the Wailing Wall
- Visit to Yad Vashem Memorial, Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbis, and President Peres
- Visit with Religious in Church of Gethsemane, “Mass” in the Cenacle (Upper Room) in Jerusalem
- Farewell Ceremony from Israel
Various other important Links relating to this Trip:
- Francis faces Serious Health Concerns ahead of Holy Land Trip
- Francis to Apologize for Pope St. Pius X’s Rejection of Theodor Herzl’s desire for State of Israel?
- ¡FRANCISCO PEDIRÁ PERDÓN A TEODORO HERZL EN REPARACIÓN DE LA “OFENSA” DE SAN PÍO X!
- Commentary: On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe, and Omar (Part 1)
- Commentary: On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe, and Omar (Part 2)
- Commentary: On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe, and Omar (Part 3)
- Commentary: On the Road to Gehenna with Jorge, Abe, and Omar (Part 4)
- Commentary: When Francis meets with Israelis and Palestinians
- Did Francis apologize for Pope St. Pius X’s Snubbing of Zionist Founder’s request for support of Israel?
- “The Jew he carries within him” – Francis’ closest female friend about Jorge Bergoglio
- The Triumph of Theodor Herzl – Francis bows before Zionism
- Francis hints at lifting Celibacy Requirement for Priests
- Francis says Pope Pius XII Beatification Won’t Go Ahead
- “Satan at the Wailing Wall” (Video) – A former Jew explains what goes on at the Western Wall
On March 10, 2013, three days before Jorge Bergoglio emerged from the conclave as “Pope Francis”, we had sent out the following tweet:
And now we know the answer: It took a mere 439 days after his election — or 10,535 hours — before the new “Pope” would show up at Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall. It was easy to predict this because this is a “ritual” the Modernist antipopes love to engage in, showing their support for the Zionist hegemony in spiritual and temporal matters. Benedict XVI and John Paul II both showed their deference to apostate Judaism by praying at the Wailing Wall. See the post “Francis & the Shekinah” at Call Me Jorge for important information on this.
This trip to the Holy Land by Francis is proving to be one gigantic sewer of heresy and error, condemned severely by the Catholic Church before Vatican II.
On May 24, for example, after Francis had just arrived in Jordan, he was already uttering heresy, or near-heresy:
Religious freedom is in fact a fundamental human right and I cannot fail to express my hope that it will be upheld throughout the Middle East and the entire world. The right to religious freedom “includes on the individual and collective levels the freedom to follow one’s conscience in religious matters and, at the same time, freedom of worship… [it also includes] the freedom to choose the religion which one judges to be true and to manifest one’s beliefs in public” (Ecclesia in Medio Oriente, 26).
(“Pope Francis addresses Jordanian Authorities in Amman”, News.va, May 24, 2014)
This is the error of religious liberty of Vatican II. The funny part is that Francis here is quoting that supposed stalwart of Catholic Tradition, Benedict XVI, verbatim; it’s from the latter’s “apostolic exhortation” Ecclesia in Medio Oriente of Sept. 14, 2012, available in full here. (See, hermeneutic of continuity after all!)
This is either heretical or proximate to heresy — in any case, absolutely condemned by Holy Mother Church as erroneous and destructive of the truth. No wonder Benedict’s footnote documenting the supposed right to religious liberty is only pointing to the robber synod known as the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), and not to the traditional Catholic teaching, which was the exact opposite:
“Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true” (Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, Condemned Proposition No. 15 ).
Pope Pius IX elaborated in his concomitant encyclical Quanta Cura:
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of “naturalism,” as they call it, dare to teach that “the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones.”
And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that “that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require.”
From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an “insanity,” viz., that “liberty of conscience and worship is each man’s personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way.”
But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching “liberty of perdition;” and that “if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling.”
(Pope Pius IX, Encyclical Quanta Cura, n. 3; underlining and paragraph breaks added.)
See also Pope Gregory XVI’s glorious encyclical against liberalism, Mirari Vos (1832). Obviously, the religion of Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX is not the religion of Francis.