from The Daily Sheeple:
from Humans Are Free:
The United Nations heavily criticized the Vatican [back in 2014] for what it said was a systematic adoption of policies allowing priests to rape and sexually abuse tens of thousands of children.
The devastating report published by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of a Child said the Vatican must “immediately remove” all known or suspected child abusers within the clergy.
from Russian Insider:
In 2010, the head of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill, stated that Moscow needs at least 200 more churches to accommodate the growing number of believers in the city–and compensate for the hundred churches that were razed during the Soviet times
The 60th and largest one has just been completed
In 2010, the head of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill, stated that Moscow needs at least 200 more churches to accommodate the growing number of believers in the city–and compensate for the hundred churches that were razed during the Soviet times.
The program ‘200 Churches’ was created in order to fulfill out this mission.
Funded exclusively by donations, its far-reaching goal is to make sure that all believers have churches ‘within walking distances’, especially those, who live far from the center of Moscow, in the newer areas of the ever-expanding city.
Thus far, 60 churches have already been completed.
While the first churches were built to accommodate 200-300 people, this year, the decision has been made to build churches for no fewer than 500 people.
The largest church so far has just been built in the southeast of the capital, Ria Novosti reports. The balconies, lower church and internal design of the church will be completed by the end of 2018.
The church, built in the classical style, will honor the Meeting of The Lord. It is 49 meters high, will fit in 1000 people and have 13 cupolas (domes).
Read More @ Russia-Insider.com
by Gilbert Doctorow, Russia Insider:
” … the leading Orthodox clergy who are close to Putin and the Kremlin are world class theologians and diplomats, charismatic television personalities, composers of widely respected religious music, and persons of much higher intellectual merit than your average journalist or pundit.”
I prepared my recent initial essay on the Christmas Day interview of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in great haste, to be sure that this “scoop” would be mine.
As it turns out, I need not have rushed, since the topic was subsequently left untouched by all other political analysts having an interest in Russia both in country and abroad.
And while I remain persuaded that the remarks on Russia’s uniqueness by the Patriarch are of great importance to all those following the trajectory of the country’s rise on the world stage, with the benefit of time for reflection, I am not surprised they have been overlooked.
In fact the vast majority of my confrères write almost exclusively about the headline issues like the candidates for Russia’s 18 March presidential election or about the Russia-Gate controversy, that is to say they focus on the same issues that are covered by The New York Times or the Washington Post, even if their political positions are 180 degrees at variance with those of this mainstream press.
A 5 minute excerpt where the Patriarch talks about how Russia has acted selflessly to help others over the centuries
Read More @ Russia-Insider.com
from Mel Gibson, via Gise Ríos:
HE IS RISEN.
by Leo Zagami, InfoWars:
Forensic analysis suggests remains embedded in Vatican building since 1980s
This is news I report with a great sense of sorrow, especially because it involves Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee that has been missing since 1983. Pietro Orlandi, who I have interviewed a few times in the past years, has become a good friend, and someone I admire and respect for his diligence in searching for the truth around the disappearance of his sister.
by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
A visit between a pope and the man considered a prophet by millions of Latter-day Saints would have been unimaginable to leaders and members in both churches 50 years ago. Clandestine olive branches and decades of détente were necessary, according to sources from both faiths interviewed for this story. That is exactly what has happened. In fact, today’s meeting is a culmination of a web of deepening and expanding alliances between the Latter-day Saints and the Roman Catholic Church and its many sister organizations.
Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and Prophet President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met today at the Vatican in the first-ever face-to-face discussion between the heads of the two global churches.
by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:
France has banned the display of any Nativity scenes from public property which has many French quite upset that because of the large Muslim population, the very culture of France has been changed. It is interesting that normally people migrate because they want to be part of that culture. That has not been the case in Europe.
Even Muslims I know who grew up in Europe before these refugees are upset. They had no problem with Western law. This was never part of their goals either. You cannot enter a foreign country and demand they change everything to comply with what you were use to back home.
by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:
The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular. The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.
A REMARKABLE NEW SYNAGOGUE WITHIN THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS COMPLEX WHICH TOOK 12 YEARS TO BUILD WAS DEDICATED AND OPENED ON MONDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL HANUKKAH CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY IN THE WESTERN WALL PLAZA.
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: With all the news and controversy over President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the renewed talk about building the Third Jewish Temple, I find this story fascinating and timely. This very end times looking synagogue has been built by a Jewish billionaire who wanted a house of worship in the shadow of the original Temple. The fact that is deep underground in a 2,000+ year old tunnel under the Western Wall is, well, leaping right off the pages of a Left Behind plot twist. We will absolutely be keeping an eye on this and everything else happening at God’s ground zero, Jerusalem!
The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.
The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS – THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS IN JERUSALEM:
I could not find a video on the new synagogue in particular, but check out this incredible video about the structure of the Western Wall. Click here to view if reading this via email.
The ark’s walls are formed of the words and sentences of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer and the Biblical Book of the Song of Songs cast in metal and running the entire circumference of the sphere, topped by a cast metal sculpture of the burning bush.
Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com
by Lew Rockwell, Lew Rockwell:
The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America
It is said to be China’s biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross.
The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a “miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church”.
by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
The official logo of the Pope’s visit was chosen from about 50 entries in a competition. An explanatory note accompanying the logo’s release says that a cross and a crescent in the logo are symbols of Christianity and Islam which highlight the interreligious relations between Christians and Muslims. In fact, during the 2-day trip, Pope Francis will meet the leader of Moroccan Muslims, 800 years after the meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Malik al-Kāmil of Egypt.
The Vatican released the logo for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Morocco, whose theme is hope. “Servant of Hope” is the theme of the Pope’s visit to Morocco on March 30-31.