Pope Francis continued a tradition of venerating a statue of the “Blessed Mother” in Rome.
The statue, located in the famed Piazza di Spagna, was consecrated in 1857, several years after the adoption of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Tens of thousands of faithful gathered for the celebration.
Prior to the recitation of a Marian prayer by the Holy Father, a reading from the book of Revelation was read, which describes the Virgin Mary as “a woman clothed with the sun with the moon beneath her feet and around her head a crown of twelve stars.”
“Holy and Immaculate Virgin, to You, the honor of our people and caring guardian of our city, we turn with confidence and love,” the Holy Father said beginning his prayer.
“Awaken in us all a renewed desire for holiness: in our word shine forth the splendor of truth, in our works resound the hymn of charity, in our body and in our hearts dwell purity and chastity, in our life may the beauty of the Gospel always be present.”
The Holy Father went on to pray that the Blessed Mother’s intercession allow us to be attentive to the poor, the sick, the children and every human life.
The Bible says we should only go through Jesus the Messiah when we approach the divine authority in heaven.
1 Timothy 2:5The Pope sets the Bible aside, and put him self above the Word of God. He proclaim that we can ask ‘The mother of God” to be our mediator in Heaven.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.
Absolutely, not required. And even worse. Prayers to the claimed Roman Catholic “Queen of heaven” is a pagan practice that pre dates the birth of Jesus, and is banned in the book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 7:18The Pope leads all Roman Catholics to become mockers of God of the Bible. To pray to Father God in any other name than Jesus, is nothing but sin and blasphemy.
The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.
Jeremiah 2:27This is the truth. Repent or perish.
They say to wood, “You are my father,” and to stone, “You gave me birth.” They have turned their backs to me and not their faces; yet when they are in trouble, they say, “Come and save us!”
Written by Ivar