Chaos Frank strikes again…
Francis Rents Out Sistine Chapel for Private Corporate Event
No, this isn’t satire. This isn’t a joke. This isn’t fiction. No one could make this stuff up. Francis, as head honcho of the Novus Ordo Sect and therefore de facto owner of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, has decided to rent this sacred and magnificent building to Porsche for a private corporate event at which 40 high-paying guests will be listening to a concert given by a Roman choir as they gaze at the gorgeous paintings of this holy Catholic place.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, and advertised at the Porsche corporate web site, on this page.
According to a report filed by Nick Squires of The Telegraph, the Vatican has not revealed how much revenue it will take in from the Porsche event but has stated that all proceeds received will go to charity:
The Vatican would not divulge how much it will earn from the event, but the five-day tour of Rome arranged by the Porsche Travel Club costs up to 5,000 euros per head, meaning an overall price of 200,000 euros [approx. $255,000 USD].
Participants are promised “a magnificent concert in the Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo”.
The concert will be performed by a choir from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, which traces its origins back to the 16th century.
Monsignor Paolo Nicolini, the administrative director of the Vatican Museums, said firms like Porsche would be asked to make a donation for the use of the Sistine Chapel, with the money then passed onto Catholic charities of the Pope’s choice.
“It is an initiative which will support the Pope’s charity projects. It is aimed at big companies which, through the payment of a fee, can contribute to charity activities,” he said.
Concerts have been held in the Sistine Chapel before, but they have been for private Church audiences, including events held in honour of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
It is believed this is the first time that the chapel, which was built by Pope Sixtus IV between 1473 and 1484, has been leased out to a company for a commercial event.
The Vatican would not say whether it was planning to strike similar deals with other companies….
(Nick Squires, “Pope Francis allows Sistine Chapel to be rented out for private corporate event”, The Telegraph, Oct. 16, 2014)
Meanwhile, Religion News Service has published a brief article on this disgraceful story, quoting the same “Mgr.” Nicolini to the effect that the Sistine Chapel was not available for rent but that this “initiative is organized directly by the Vatican Museums” (source).
Though many people will dismiss this as being of no great concern because “it’s for charity,” our Blessed Lord Himself insisted: “Make not the house of my Father a house of traffic” (Jn 2:16). The motive for this act does not cancel out the act itself.
The Sistine Chapel, or Sacellum Sixtinum, is named after Pope Sixtus IV and was solemnly consecrated on August 15, 1483. The beautiful frescoes that grace the inside were painted by the famous Michelangelo under Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, as recounted in the popular movie The Agony and the Ecstasy. Aside from the various artistic works found in it, the Sistine Chapel is well-known for being the place where papal elections (“conclaves”) are held after a Pope dies.
Over the last 19 months, and in his years as “archbishop” of Buenos Aires, Francis has shown that he has no regard for the honor of God, no sense of the sacred, and no respect for Catholic doctrine or morals, as is clear from the links offered below. This latest attack on what Catholics hold dear is no surprise, therefore, though one shudders to imagine what might be next.
In 1994, a French priest mystically received knowledge of what purported to be the true Third Secret of Fatima given by Our Lady to Sr. Lucia in Portugal in 1917. The text, which can be read in English here, predicts horrendous evils afflicting the Catholic Church in the future (i.e. after 1917): “The church will bleed from all her wounds. There will be a wicked council planned and prepared that will change the countenance of the Church. Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain. A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son…” (full text here).
We do not know whether this is truly what it claims to be, namely the Third Secret of Fatima, but if it is, it is clear that we have been living through it.
May Almighty God in his mercy deign to deliver us from the False Church of Vatican II and its false shepherds, especially Jorge Bergoglio, Antipope Francis!
UPDATE 20-OCT-14: Porsche Event in Sistine Chapel took place as planned