Pope Francis prepares for most political trip yet
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” Revelation 17:5, 19:9,10 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Bible declares that the Whore of Babylon is the Vatican system that rules over the kings of the earth in the last days. So the fact that we are now seeing Pope Francis making such bold moves into the political realm comes as no surprise. The Roman Empire never ended, it simply went from being a political kingdom to a religious one, and now in the end times the Vatican will again seize political power to create one, single religious and political kingdom from which the False Prophet will pave the way for Antichrist. We believe that Pope Francis is indeed that False Prophet.
Vatican City – Pope Francis is gearing up for potentially his most politically charged trip yet, an eight-day whirlwind visit which will take him from Havana’s Revolution Square in Cuba to the headquarters of the United Nations.
For his three-day visit to Cuba, beginning on September 19, Francis can expect a warm reception from the Castro regime following recognition of the key role he played in Havana’s reconciliation with the United States this year.
But anticipation ahead of the US leg of the trip, which will kick off in Washington on September 22, has already sparked conflicting reactions — as well as a boom in Francis-themed souvenirs and trinkets.
The welcome from some American politicians is expected to be chilly. The 78-year-old’s decision to visit Havana before Washington has not gone down well, particularly as Congress has yet to lift the embargo against Cuba.
His environmental encyclical and recent impassioned speeches in Latin America against the free market system, blind capitalism and rabid exploitation by multinationals of natural resources, have seen him accused of Marxism.
Asked in July how it felt to have been termed by one American television presenter “the most dangerous man on the planet”, Francis merely replied that “every criticism must be received, studied, and then dialogue must ensue”.
His speech to Congress will be a historic moment, and the outspoken pope will likely make no bones about the superpower’s responsibilities in leading the way on tackling pollution and embracing renewable energy.
The fifth visit by a pope to the UN, dubbed the “Glass Palace”, will see the Argentine hold forth on the social and ecological themes most dear to him, particularly ills such as the “culture of waste” and “globalisation of indifference”.
Francis is expected to urge member states to make concrete commitments at the Paris climate change summit in December. He is also likely to call for renewed efforts towards securing peace in the Middle East and greater dialogue with Islam, as well as insisting on the need to defend persecuted Christians around the world. source