Pope Francis uses Easter to appeal for world peace, making a big push for the role of world’s peace maker and ultimate moral authority.
His message is timely coming as the Allied forces have gone to Operational Alert for an attack on Syria and regional war in the Middle East. Operational Alert means that they are on standby to attack within 48 hours of receiving an order to strike. It may take days or weeks yet, for the order to execute comes, but when it does the region will be plunged into massive conflict.
Tel Aviv is expected to receive up to two thousand missile strikes per day, each one up to forty times as powerful as a Gaza rocket. Much of Syria will be devastated by the hostilities; Southern Lebanon will be practically destroyed; the conflict is expected to spread to Gaza which may be invaded by Israel; Iran is also in allied sights, where an American sponsored uprising is ready to take over when the hard line Revolutionary Guard is destroyed.
The regional conflict is expected within weeks after the 300,000 Easter / Passover visitors leave Israel later this week.
Two weeks ago, Jerusalem, Ankara and Amman, marked out operational zones inside Syria for their armies’ operations under the joint command centers set up last year by the US. The actual plan of action has been finalized and the necessary forces are at the ready.
Israel has prepared a massive blitz against the Syrian Golan, Hezbollah and Gaza; while an allied air attack is coupled with forces seizing key strategic areas within Syria under the banner of WMD security is planned on Syria. Iran is to be attacked in defense of Israel if they move to keep their defense pact with Syria.
Francis, by calling for peace now, is setting himself up to call for peace much louder after the fighting ends with the overthrow of the Syrian and Iranian regimes.
Pope Francis will soon be regarded as the world’s ultimate moral authority by the majority of mankind, as well as a great and humble man of peace; yet he speaks the words of the Dragon and rejects the Word of God for his own false traditions.
Many will have been deceived into thinking that asceticism is humility before God; when true humility means; DOING what Christ has commanded and obeying of the commandments of Holy Scripture.
Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in [with an appearance of] a voluntary humility and worshipping of [demons appearing as] angels , intruding into those things which [that he does not understand] he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Asceticism has an appearance of humility and godliness, but it is merely a show to help deceive the people into accepting the errors in doctrine being taught.
Francis the ascetic used his position in Argentine to have the dictatorship arrest and torture liberals including Catholic priests. He instructed his loyal hard line priests to counsel the military men, that they could torture and kill with a clear conscience since their actions were pleasing to him and to God. So much for asceticism equating with godliness.
Col 2:23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
To those who are informed all of Francis’ words ring hollow indeed.
Excerpts from the Easter address of pope Francis
“So this is the invitation which I address to everyone: Let us accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.
Peace for the Middle East, and particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, who struggle to find the road of agreement, that they may willingly and courageously resume negotiations to end a conflict that has lasted all too long. Peace in Iraq, that every act of violence may end, and above all for dear Syria, for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort. How much blood has been shed! And how much suffering must there still be before a political solution to the crisis will be found?
Peace for Africa, still the scene of violent conflicts. In Mali, may unity and stability be restored; in Nigeria, where attacks sadly continue, gravely threatening the lives of many innocent people, and where great numbers of persons, including children, are held hostage by terrorist groups. Peace in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in the Central African Republic, where many have been forced to leave their homes and continue to live in fear.
Peace in Asia, above all on the Korean peninsula: may disagreements be overcome and a renewed spirit of reconciliation grow.
Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century. Peace to the whole world, torn apart by violence linked to drug trafficking and by the iniquitous exploitation of natural resources! Peace to this our Earth! Made the risen Jesus bring comfort to the victims of natural disasters and make us responsible guardians of creation.
Dear brothers and sisters, to all of you who are listening to me, from Rome and from all over of the world, I address the invitation of the Psalm: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever. Let Israel say: ‘His steadfast love endures for ever’” (Ps 117:1-2).”