Papal Nuncio Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam and the Thai bishops delegation deliver the Pope's condolences to Buddhist monks. Credit: Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand.
Pope Francis mourns death of Thai Buddhist patriarch
By Antonio Anup Gonsalves
Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 13, 2013 / 04:22 am
The head of Buddhist monks in Thailand had died Oct. 24 from a blood infection at Chulalongkorn hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for some years. The patriarch was 100 years old.
“His Holiness Pope Francis conveys … to all the Buddhist Brothers and Sisters in the Kingdom of Thailand his most sincere condolences, assuring them of his spiritual closeness at this very sad time,” wrote Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, in a Nov. 4 message.
“Pope Francis prays for the departed, while beseeching God to grant consolation and comfort to all those who mourn his passing. He is pleased to recall (the) generous contribution of the late Supreme Patriarch to the education of the youth in rural communities as well as in the sector of medical services.”
Cardinal Tauran continued, voicing hope that the memory of the Supreme Patriarch may “be a support for those who are now in sorrow and an encouragement for those who will benefit (from) his spiritual legacy.”
The papal nuncio to Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, along with an 18-member delegation of the Thai bishops' conference, presented the condolences to Somdet Phra Vannarat, acting abbot of Wat Bovornnivejviharn, on Nov 8.
The Thai government has declared a month of national mourning for the Supreme Patriarch, who is appointed by the Thai king. The government has canceled festivities for the time being, and has asked that Catholics pray for the soul of the country's late religious leader.
Of Thailand's population, 95 percent are Theravada Buddhists and were under the religious leadership of Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara. Christians account for less than one percent of the population.
Monsignor Andrew Vissanu Thanya Anan, deputy secretary general of the Thai bishops' conference, told EWTN News Nov. 8 that “the Catholic Church was established in the Kingdom of Thailand in 1656, and our relationship and friendship gradually developed a good sense, especially after Vatican II.”
Twice, he said, in 1971 and 1972, Somdet Phra Vannarat led a delegation of Buddhist monks to meet Pope Paul VI. And in 1984, Blessed Pope John Paul II came to Thailand and visited the previous Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Ariyavong Sakatayana.
Monsignor Vissanu highlighted that this “inter-religious dialogue and friendship” with the Buddhist community has been a “milestone” for the growth of Catholic missions in the region.
“We have to establish strong harmonious relationships,” he said, and this is imperative as “we still find persecutions of missionaries in some parts of Asia.”
An estimated 6,000 pilgrims braved heavy rain to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney’s heart when it arrived in England in July 2012.
“This relic represents a call to the heart, a call to return to what must lie at the heart of the life our parishes declining or apparently flourishing in city, town and countryside,” Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury told pilgrims at Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King on July 6.
It is almost impossible to understand, why Roman Catholics wants to bow and pray in front of a dead piece of rotten meat.
Why at all, cut a heart out of a corpse, put in in a box, and carry it around the World?
It is close to impossible to understand this, since Jesus of the Bible told us to pray in a totally different manner. He told us to go into a room, close the door and pray to the Father who is unseen.
Matthew 6:6Why is it so difficult for the Archbishop of Shrewsbury to read and understand this?
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
The Messiah could not be a law breaker and a lawless man. It is absolutely unheard for Him to bow before pieces of created beings, when praying to His Father in Heaven.
The second commandment is crystal clear: Worship the Creator God, an absolutely nothing else. There are curses waiting for those who disobey.
Exodus 20:4-6You can read more about the saints who got his heart cut out, and is supposed to bring blessings to Roman Catholic priesthood and all members of the Order of Knights of Columbus.
“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Did Jesus visit the tomb of the Patriarchs, to pray in front of a skull or a pierce of the corpse of dead men?
Is there any verse in the Bible, where Jesus permits this kind of lawlessness?
Why do the Roman Catholic Bishop do what God hates, and demand that all who follow this religion shall copy him?
Lets take a look at more pictures from several masses in Roman Catholic Churches across the United Kingdom over the past week:
The truth is not only painful. It must be shocking for all who are Roman Catholics, or proclaim the Vatican to be a part of the Christian family.
The Roman Catholic veneration, adoration, or call it whatever you wish, is cruel bondage to Satan. They are forced to do what God hates, and put a curse on them selves and their children.
What you have seen is these pictures, is an ongoing spiritual disaster.
Romans 1:24-26All these people have refused to listen to the truth, and have been lead astray to worship bones, skulls and other remains of moral men.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Jesus explains through the Apostle Paul, in the letter to the Romans, that because they believed in the lies, God has put a delusion on their mind. So they can not understand. What you have seen in the above pictures are surely cursed people, human beings who will walk straight into the gates of Hell.
In front of them, walks the Pope, his cardinals and archbishops. All Roman Catholics who claim the Pontiff to be the “Holy father” have become followers of an antichrist in the flesh.
Will they ever change? Is there any hope?
The book of Revelation gives us less reasons to be optimistic in regards to Roman Catholics.
Revelation 9:20I wish they would be able to listen. I wish they would repent, and be found in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
But a “Church” that over 1.500 years have rejected the truth, and have made its subjects slaves of sin. All of them will probably just go on from bad to worse, as we approach the end of the age.
Nothing more to say. I rest my case.
First published: 10.07.2012.
Written by Ivar