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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Canonization of Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to draw millions to Rome: Pope to priests’ sex abuse victims: Forgive us

 

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Canonization of Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to draw millions to Rome

Easter services today are expected to kick off a record-breaking week at the Vatican.
Two beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are to be canonized at the Vatican next Sunday by Pope Francis.

There will be services all week, which could draw the most pilgrims ever to the Catholic capital.
John Paul II is remembered for helping to bring down communism and for inspiring a generation of Catholics. Many now call him “The Great,” only the fourth pope to have earned the moniker.

And while much of the crowd’s focus will be on the Polish pope’s remarkable achievements, Pope John XXIII — known as the “Good Pope” for his kindhearted nature — was no less revolutionary.
Pope Francis bypassed the second miracle typically required for canonization for John XXIII, declaring that he deserved the honor for having convened the Second Vatican Council.

Rome officials said they expected 3 million visitors in the city during the period from the Easter celebrations this weekend to the canonization next Sunday.
Nineteen heads of state and 24 prime ministers are expected to attend the canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square.

In line with Pope Francis’ no-frills papacy, organizers said the canonizations would be a much more sober affair than the three-day extravaganza that marked John Paul’s beatification, the last step before sainthood, in 2011.

Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the vicar of Rome, said some churches would remain open overnight on the eve of the canonization to provide a spiritual retreat for pilgrims, “but not much else.”

Francis has long signaled his support for making a saint of John Paul II, whose funeral nine years ago saw mourners chant, “Santo subito [Saint now]!”

In his 2005 testimony to officials responsible for the sainthood cause, Francis, then Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, praised John Paul’s approach to death as “heroic”: John Paul considered stepping down as pope but chose to serve until his death.

“John Paul II taught us, by hiding nothing from others, to suffer and to die, and that, in my opinion, is heroic,” said Bergoglio at the time.

Pope to priests’ sex abuse victims: Forgive us


Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church’s fight to protect children.

Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims’ advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for pedophiles.

In his remarks to members of the International Catholic Child Bureau, a French Catholic network of organizations that protect children’s rights, Francis said he felt “called to take it upon myself” and “ask forgiveness” for the evil that some priests had committed against children.

“The church is aware of this damage,” he was quoted as saying by Vatican Radio. “We don’t want to take a step back in dealing with this problem and the sanctions that must be imposed. On the contrary, I think we must be even stronger! You don’t play around with the lives of children.”

Last month, Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on best practices to combat sexual abuse in the church. Half of them are women and one was assaulted by a priest as a child.
The Vatican has said the members will draft the statutes of the commission and would look into the legal “duties and responsibilities” of church personnel, a suggestion that they might take up the critical question of disciplining complicit bishops. Church law provides for sanctions if a bishop is negligent in carrying out his duties, but to date no bishop has been disciplined for protecting an abuser.

Francis named the commission members after coming under fire for taking no action since the commission itself was announced in December. Victims groups also have been irked that he hasn’t met with survivors and recently told a newspaper that the church had been unfairly attacked for its abuse record.





The Pope aware of sexcrimes among priests


“The Church is aware of this damage” and is committed to strengthening child protection programs and punishing offenders”.
The Pope and the cardinals have hidden criminal priests for decades.
The Pope and the cardinals have hidden criminal priests for decades.
This was the Popes Message to the International Catholic Child Bureau during a meeting at the Vatican.
“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests – large in number, but not in proportion to the total – have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis has said.

“The Church is aware of this damage” and is committed to strengthening child protection programs and punishing offenders, he told members of the International Catholic Child Bureau during a meeting today at the Vatican.

The remarks appeared to be the Pope’s first apology for the sex abuse scandal, following earlier statements affirming the Vatican’s work investigating and punishing perpetrators, and encouraging bishops to support abuse victims. The Pope also has said the Church deserves to be forced to make monetary settlements to victims.

Source: The Catholic Herald

My comment:
The parishioners in the Catholic Church call their priests “holy fathers”. They are supposed to be Jesus replacement on Earth, and: Holy.

Since thousands of priests molest and rape children, there must be a gross error somewhere.
The problem is not related to the human nature. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and the wages of sin is death.  The problem is related to a systematic theology that mocks God, in His name. Regardless of the Bible telling the Church, not to ban leaders from marrying and having natural sex, the Pope has made his priesthood a ticking bomb of sexual offenders.

 1 Timothy 4:1-3
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
A priesthood of men living together, will also function like a fly paper on gay’s. They burn with passion for their fellow priest, and live out their sodomy in separated quarters.
 Revelation 18:4
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘“Come out of her, my people,” so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
Revelation 18:14:17
‘They will say, “The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendour have vanished, never to be recovered.” The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn  and cry out: “Woe! Woe to you, great city,
 dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
 and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
 In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!”
The Pope can not pay for the sins of the Roman Catholic religious movement. There is a judgment day in the pipeline, where all this wickedness will be paid for. The sins of the Vatican have been piled up for about 1.500 years. On the day of judgment this center of evil will be burned in the eternal fire.
Come out of her, says the book of Revelation. Do not participate in her sins. Leave these blind guides alone, and you pick up your cross, and follow Jesus the Messiah.
Written by Ivar