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Vatican releases Official Logo
for Francis’ Peru Visit in 2018

The Modernist Vatican has just released the official logo for “Pope” Francis’ blather tour “Apostolic Journey” to the South American nation of Peru, which is scheduled for January 18-21, 2018. It is displayed above.

Compared to some other “papal” logos we’ve seen — such as the ones for Colombia, Panama, Fatima, or the United States — this one is not so bad. It even includes a cross, if you can find it.

As usual, Mr. Bergoglio takes up the most space in the logo, and that’s only reasonable since the trip is all about him. He is depcited as emerging from the country’s map, although it looks a bit like he’s waving from inside a flame.

At the bottom right we notice what is supposed to be two hands that are opened up and facing heavenward. “They form the shape of wings as a sign of prayer, praise, and joy for the arrival of Pope Francis in Peru”, the accompanying report from Vatican Radio explains.

The official motto for the trip is Unidos por la Esperanza — “united for hope”. The Vatican says that this slogan “signif[ies] that the encounter will be ‘a great feast of hope to be received in unity'”. Precisely what this is supposed to mean is thankfully not elaborated upon.

Of course, when Francis talks about hope, he doesn’t mean the Catholic theological virtue of hope, which is essential to salvation (cf. Rom 8:24). Rather, when Francis speaks about hope, he typically has in mind some kind of natural perseverance that makes you “go forward” to fulfull your “dream” about a better future on earth and what not. This is all part of his false Naturalist gospel of man.

The true Catholic virtue of hope, on the other hand, is what we express in the traditional Act of Hope: “O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.”

Francis’ trip to Peru will be more of the same we’ve been seeing for the last four years: Crowds cheering, babies being kissed, the media reporting, and above all, Francis talking.