Archive for the ‘Papal Visit’ Category

Will Benedict’s Pilgrimage Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI in the embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

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Will Benedict’s Pilgrimage Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI in the embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

Will Benedict’s "Pilgrimage" Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI yin yang embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

Unofficial Itinerary for Papal Visit to "Israel"

March 6, 2009

It looks as though Benedict’s first order of business in counterfeit Israel will be a visit to Yad Vashem to sanctify the false world religion of Holocaustolatry. Benedict’s escort to the Yad Vashem religious monument to Judaic suffering will be Shimon Peres, a man who caused so much non-Judaic suffering, most notably the 1996 Israeli “Grapes of Wrath” terror assault on Lebanon and the Qana massacre. See:

The Israeli Massacre of Civilians at Qana

Following in the philo-rabbinic footsteps of his predecessor, JPII, Benedict will then prostrate himself at the Wailing Wall and likely beg forgiveness on behalf of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints for their “teachings of contempt” which “paved the road to Auschwitz.”

Papal Holy Land Trip to Have Interreligious Focus

Unofficial Itinerary Reflects Attention to Jewish, Muslim Dialogue

JERUSALEM, MARCH 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be taking many steps to promote interreligious dialogue during his May trip to the Holy Land, according to an unofficial itinerary.

Jean-Marie Allafort from “Un Echo d’Israel,” a Christian newsletter in Israel, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope’s unofficial schedule for the May 11-15 trip, though he said that “neither the Vatican nor the State of Israel has published the official program,” and some items are still being discussed.

According to Allafort, the trip will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and a welcome from both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority presidents.

Israeli President Shimon Peres is set to welcome the Holy Father on May 11, and together they will visit the Yad Vashem, according to the report. Later that evening, the Pontiff will attend an interreligious meeting before proceeding to the apostolic nunciature where he will reside during his stay,

On his second day in Israel, the Holy Father will meet with the mufti of Jerusalem and then go to the Wailing Wall to take part in a ceremony that will also be attended by the grand rabbis of Israel. Later that morning, he will visit the rabbinate of Israel.

At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.

On May 13, the unofficial itinerary has Benedict XVI visiting Bethlehem, where he will be welcomed by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Palestinian leaders. There he will visit the Basilica of the Nativity and celebrate Mass.

In the afternoon, he is set to visit a refugee camp near Bethlehem, as well as a work of charity, though this latter site has not been determined.

The program for Thursday, May 14, is still being considered, but the Holy Father is expected to celebrate Mass in the morning in Nazareth and meet with religious leaders of Galilee.

On his last day, the Bishop of Rome will visit the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem in the patriarchate. Then he will go to the Holy Sepulcher where he will be received by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and where he will be spend time in prayer.

Later that morning, he will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem and meet with the Armenian Orthodox patriarch.

He is scheduled to leave Israel around 2 p.m. that afternoon.

http://www.zenit.org/article-25271?l=english

Unofficial Itinerary for Papal Visit to "Israel"

March 6, 2009

It looks as though Benedict’s first order of business in counterfeit Israel will be a visit to Yad Vashem to sanctify the false world religion of Holocaustolatry. Benedict’s escort to the Yad Vashem religious monument to Judaic suffering will be Shimon Peres, a man who caused so much non-Judaic suffering, most notably the 1996 Israeli “Grapes of Wrath” terror assault on Lebanon and the Qana massacre. See:

The Israeli Massacre of Civilians at Qana

Following in the philo-rabbinic footsteps of his predecessor, JPII, Benedict will then prostrate himself at the Wailing Wall and likely beg forgiveness on behalf of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints for their “teachings of contempt” which “paved the road to Auschwitz.”

Papal Holy Land Trip to Have Interreligious Focus

Unofficial Itinerary Reflects Attention to Jewish, Muslim Dialogue

JERUSALEM, MARCH 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be taking many steps to promote interreligious dialogue during his May trip to the Holy Land, according to an unofficial itinerary.

Jean-Marie Allafort from “Un Echo d’Israel,” a Christian newsletter in Israel, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope’s unofficial schedule for the May 11-15 trip, though he said that “neither the Vatican nor the State of Israel has published the official program,” and some items are still being discussed.

According to Allafort, the trip will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and a welcome from both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority presidents.

Israeli President Shimon Peres is set to welcome the Holy Father on May 11, and together they will visit the Yad Vashem, according to the report. Later that evening, the Pontiff will attend an interreligious meeting before proceeding to the apostolic nunciature where he will reside during his stay,

On his second day in Israel, the Holy Father will meet with the mufti of Jerusalem and then go to the Wailing Wall to take part in a ceremony that will also be attended by the grand rabbis of Israel. Later that morning, he will visit the rabbinate of Israel.

At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.

On May 13, the unofficial itinerary has Benedict XVI visiting Bethlehem, where he will be welcomed by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Palestinian leaders. There he will visit the Basilica of the Nativity and celebrate Mass.

In the afternoon, he is set to visit a refugee camp near Bethlehem, as well as a work of charity, though this latter site has not been determined.

The program for Thursday, May 14, is still being considered, but the Holy Father is expected to celebrate Mass in the morning in Nazareth and meet with religious leaders of Galilee.

On his last day, the Bishop of Rome will visit the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem in the patriarchate. Then he will go to the Holy Sepulcher where he will be received by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and where he will be spend time in prayer.

Later that morning, he will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem and meet with the Armenian Orthodox patriarch.

He is scheduled to leave Israel around 2 p.m. that afternoon.

http://www.zenit.org/article-25271?l=english

Feb. 18, 2009 Meeting of Bilateral Working Commission: Vatican – Counterfeit Israel

February 19, 2009

State terrorism, war crimes, intentionally created humanitarian disasters and pharisaic inquisitions won’t prevent Benedict XVI from squandering what little prestige he’s spared the papacy on a papal visit to counterfeit Israel now that Vatican-“Israel” financial matters appear near resolution.

MEETING OF BILATERAL WORKING COMMISSION HOLY SEE – ISRAEL

VATICAN CITY, 19 FEB 2009 (VIS) – The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met yesterday, 18 February, at the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs, to continue negotiations on the “Economic Agreement” concerning fiscal and property matters, according to a communique released today.

“The meeting was characterised by great cordiality and a spirit of co- operation. Progress was achieved, and the delegations renewed their joint commitment to conclude the Agreement as soon as possible. The next meeting of this working-level commission will take place on 7 April.”

http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/b2_en.htm

Papal trip to Holy Land takes shape

By John Thavis

Catholic News Service – Feb-19-2009

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to the Holy Land was slowly taking shape in February, and the tentative schedule included a number of important pastoral and interreligious events.

The proposed itinerary would take the pope to Jordan May 8-11 …

The pope would travel from Jordan to Israel May 11 and visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem the same day. Over the next three and a half days, he would visit the Western Wall, sacred to Jews; meet with Jewish and Muslim leaders; hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders; visit a Palestinian refugee camp; and celebrate Mass in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem.

Before returning to Rome May 15, the tentative schedule calls for the pope to hold a brief ecumenical encounter and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. There was talk of a papal stop in war-devastated Gaza, but Vatican sources said there were no firm plans for such an event; instead, a delegation of Gaza residents was expected to attend one of the papal Masses.

The Vatican’s chief papal trip planner was expected to meet with local organizers in late February to work out a definitive schedule for the visit.

Full article;

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0900772.htm

No Obstacle Too High to Separate Brothers, Except Cash

Vatican and “Israel” in a Tiff over Cash

Benedict to Bless Counterfeit Israel in May

Feb. 18, 2009 Meeting of Bilateral Working Commission: Vatican – Counterfeit Israel

February 19, 2009

State terrorism, war crimes, intentionally created humanitarian disasters and pharisaic inquisitions won’t prevent Benedict XVI from squandering what little prestige he’s spared the papacy on a papal visit to counterfeit Israel now that Vatican-“Israel” financial matters appear near resolution.

MEETING OF BILATERAL WORKING COMMISSION HOLY SEE – ISRAEL

VATICAN CITY, 19 FEB 2009 (VIS) – The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met yesterday, 18 February, at the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs, to continue negotiations on the “Economic Agreement” concerning fiscal and property matters, according to a communique released today.

“The meeting was characterised by great cordiality and a spirit of co- operation. Progress was achieved, and the delegations renewed their joint commitment to conclude the Agreement as soon as possible. The next meeting of this working-level commission will take place on 7 April.”

http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/b2_en.htm

Papal trip to Holy Land takes shape

By John Thavis

Catholic News Service – Feb-19-2009

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to the Holy Land was slowly taking shape in February, and the tentative schedule included a number of important pastoral and interreligious events.

The proposed itinerary would take the pope to Jordan May 8-11 …

The pope would travel from Jordan to Israel May 11 and visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem the same day. Over the next three and a half days, he would visit the Western Wall, sacred to Jews; meet with Jewish and Muslim leaders; hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders; visit a Palestinian refugee camp; and celebrate Mass in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem.

Before returning to Rome May 15, the tentative schedule calls for the pope to hold a brief ecumenical encounter and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. There was talk of a papal stop in war-devastated Gaza, but Vatican sources said there were no firm plans for such an event; instead, a delegation of Gaza residents was expected to attend one of the papal Masses.

The Vatican’s chief papal trip planner was expected to meet with local organizers in late February to work out a definitive schedule for the visit.

Full article;

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0900772.htm

No Obstacle Too High to Separate Brothers, Except Cash

Vatican and “Israel” in a Tiff over Cash

Benedict to Bless Counterfeit Israel in May

The attention lavished on the Jewish community by the pope was unequaled by any other faith group during his visit.

April 23, 2008

The attention lavished on the Jewish community by the pope was unequaled by any other faith group during his visit. (“Pope visit draws praise,
though concerns remain,” Ben Harris, Jewish Telegraph Agency, Wed. April 23, 2008)

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/2008042220080422pope.html

The attention lavished on the Jewish community by the pope was unequaled by any other faith group during his visit.

April 23, 2008

The attention lavished on the Jewish community by the pope was unequaled by any other faith group during his visit. (“Pope visit draws praise,
though concerns remain,” Ben Harris, Jewish Telegraph Agency, Wed. April 23, 2008)

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/2008042220080422pope.html

Benedict to Offer Words in Response to Clerical Sex Abuse

April 10, 2008

Quoting Cardinal George, Spero News writes:

The Church is still recovering from the scandal surrounding the sexual abuse of children by priests and other Church officials. It’s estimated that the Church has paid out $1.5 billion in settlements to abuse victims. Cardinal George says he expects Pope Benedict to address the issue during his visit.

“It bothers him immensely that children have been abused by priests or bishops,” he said. “This is a complete betrayal of our own office and of Jesus Christ, and of our Catholic people. He’s very clear on that, and I imagine he’ll express it forcefully.” (“Pope to condemn child abuse by priests, bishops” Kent Klein, Spero News, April 07, 2008)

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=14950

These words that Benedict will offer are worth less than nothing. It is akin to arriving at the scene of an inferno and offering “forceful” words against it as if words alone might extinguish the flames. The time is long past for action to be taken, but we see no action. On matters concerning “antisemitism” we see action. We see Church documents produced, Vatican commissions formed, changes in liturgy, theology, seminary training, catechetical material and methods, etc., etc., etc. In the course of 40 years we have seen virtually every aspect of the 2000 year-old Catholic tradition changed according to Judaic sensibilities for the non-cause of “preventing another ‘Holocaust’.”

But there is a real holocaust taking place and it really is being perpetrated by priests and bishops–upon Catholic children. Here we see no substantial action for prevention of future holocausts of sex abuse against children. Indeed, we do see billions of dollars paid out to victims after the fact, causing parishes to close down and enriching the lawyers, but as for preventive measures, policy changes and punishment of responsible authorities, we see nothing.

How is it that nonsensical Judaic concerns receive immediate, constant, sweeping Vatican actions while the victimization of Catholic children receives only words? Jesus said it is by their fruits that you will know them. Benedict’s “forceful” words are worse than useless. Based upon the complete lack of fruits behind them–even while “reconciliation” with “The Jews” simultaneously produces an overabundance of rotten fruit–they’re a mockery.