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Pope Francis in the News

Introduction

Pope Francis seems to be making the news often with his different style and new approaches. The most dramatic and significant move he has made lately was his approach to the charismatic world centered in the U.S. Pope Francis called for unity between Catholics and Charismatics.

There are a couple other stories involving the papacy and a variety of news items on different topics. All are pointing to signs of the last days. The last item, about Vatican Astronomers points to a quite different interest of Pope Francis and the Vatican.

Note that I am simply sharing items of interest. That does not imply that I agree with everything presented.


"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars ... nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes ..." (Matt 24:6-7)

Prophecy News - 2014 March

Pope Francis in the News


Pope to Copeland: Catholics and Charismatics Must Spiritually Unite

Kenneth Copeland

"We are galloping toward a one-world melding of religions, and the ramifications are staggering. Pope Francis has now sent a video message to Word of Faith father Kenneth Copeland, urging a reconciliation between Catholics and Charismatics.

"'The Catholic and Charismatic Renewal is the hope of the Church,' exclaims Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer, before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Palmer said those words are from the Vatican. Before playing the video message from Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland, Palmer told the crowd, 'When my wife saw that she could be Catholic, and Charismatic, and Evangelical, and Pentecostal, and it was absolutely accepted in the Catholic Church, she said that she would like to reconnect her roots with the Catholic culture. So she did.'

"The crowd cheered, as he continued, 'Brothers and sisters, Luther's protest is over. Is yours?'

"Even Kenneth Copeland finds this development incredible: Said Copeland, 'Heaven is thrilled over this.... You know what is so thrilling to me? When we went into the ministry 47 years ago, this was impossible.'

"How can this impossibility be? Could the ears of those once aware of the evils of ecumenicism suddenly be sealing shut? What is even more gobsmackingly painful is the reaction from evangelicals, who seem quite thrilled with this unholy alliance.

"Here is the longer version of what Copeland and Palmer said. Note that at about 40 minutes in, Copeland and the congregants join in prayer for the 'Holy Father,' then watch as Anthony Palmer videotapes a return message to Pope Francis from Kenneth Copeland himself."


Warning Signs that Yellowstone May Erupt
By: Joe for America / JoeforAmerica.com / February 27, 2014

Yellowstone

"Some worrying developments are taking place at the Super Volcano located beneath Yellowstone National Park; the kind of developments that were seen shortly before other volcanoes erupted. Not only was there a sudden rise in the elevation of the ground, and development of new cracks, but a gas called Helium-4, a very rare type of Helium, has begun coming out of the surface.

"It is the presence of this gas that has scientists quite concerned. If the Yellowstone Super Volcano were to erupt, it would be 2,000 times bigger than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in the 1980's. Everything within 500 miles would be dead or destroyed within minutes, 2/3rds of the entire United States would be covered in volcanic ash and the climate of the entire planet would cool within a month. On top of that, just this past week, the largest earthquake in the US took place just a few miles from Yellowstone proving hot magma is on the move. Here's what has scientists concerned:"

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Katy Perry: Illuminati Priestess Conducts Witchcraft Ceremony in Front of the Entire World
By: Michael Snyder / TheAmericanDream.com / January 27, 2014

Katy Perry

"Did you see Katy Perry's performance at the Grammys? It was essentially an Illuminati-themed occult ritual. Various media reports say that Perry 'dressed up as a witch', and her performance included a Knights Templar cross emblazoned across her chest, a beast with Moloch horns, dancers in dark robes with devil horns protruding from their heads, and pole dancing with a broom. At the end of the 'ceremony', Perry was 'burned at the stake' as the song ended.

"All of this hardcore occult symbolism did not get into her performance by accident.The attention to detail that this performance exhibited shows that someone put a lot of thought and effort into it.

"So was Perry actually kidding when she said that she had 'sold my soul to the devil' during a television interview a few years ago?"

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TimeMagazine -- August 25, 2008 Georgia -- 2014 UKRAINE -- 2015?
The Bear is Back on the Prowl
By: Vivienne Walt / Time.come / August 13, 2008

Georgia and Ukraine

"Beyond the human carnage, the conflict demonstrated just how far a resurgent Russia will go to advance its interests.Nearly 20 years ago, when the Soviet Union collapsed, many in the West thought a weakened Russia would be a friendly one and would pose no threat to its former satellites.

Instead, awash with profits from natural resources, Russia has become a new economic power.

"Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who continues to run Russia through his handpicked successor as President, Dmitri Medvedev, invested heavily to transform Russia's Soviet-era military into a more modern fighting machine. The invasion of Georgia demonstrates that Moscow is ready to reassert its primacy in its neighborhood and stand up to Washington.

"The West remains deeply divided over how to tackle Moscow's increasing assertiveness. Many European leaders do not want to enrage Russia, which provides Europe with more than a third of its energy supplies. The bear is out of hibernation. Its neighbors can no longer sleep easily."

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Important for Understanding -- Recent Comments from Lindsey Williams Regarding Global Currency Reset
Lindsey Williams / YouTube.com8

Lindsey Williams

"This is important for understanding the planned global currency reset. Countries agree to re-value their currencies to within 5% of each other. No more currency wars but it is planned to facilitate the implementation of the NWO."

"The reset is not the global collapse. That is when the Banks close and you cannot withdraw your funds. That will happen early 2015, some time after Obamacare has been implemented .... this according to Lindsey William's 'elite' informants."

"This taken from Prophecy Club's website promoting his book:

"'The greatest event in the financial word in the past 1,000 years is about to take place. Two hundred and four nations have agreed with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to reset their currency. Christine Lagarde is the new financial head of the IMF. If she and the "Elite" have their way, this event will take place within the next ninety days (three months).'

"The 'Elite' have prepared you for this event with an Electric Smart Meter which has been installed on almost every house in America. Only from my 'Elite' friend will you ever know what has been done to you. [smart meters were installed to dumb you down]".

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Jewish Traveler Saved From Lost Malaysia Flight by Orthodox Agent Insisting on Shabbat Observance
By: Joshua Levitt / Algemeiner.com / March 11, 2014

Malaysia-370

"A Jewish traveler named Andrew was saved from tragedy by a last-minute decision to follow his travel agent's suggestion not to fly on Shabbat, which is how he narrowly missed boarding the lost Malaysian Air Flight 370, the Boeing 777 that has disappeared from flight maps.

"'More than the Jews have kept the Shabbos (Shabbat), the Shabbos has kept the Jews."

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Boehner Invites Pope Francis to Address Congress on U.S. Visit
By: Luke Russert and Frank Thorp V / NBC News.com / March 13, 2014

Pope Francis

"House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, extended an open invitation to Pope Francis on Thursday to speak before a Joint Meeting of Congress if he were to ever travel to the United States.

Boehner, who is a practicing Catholic, extended the invitation to address lawmakers of both parties on the first anniversary of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's ascension to the papacy.

"No pope has ever addressed a joint meeting of Congress; the last pope to visit the United States, Benedict XVI, visited George W. Bush at the White House and said mass at Nationals Park

"President Barack Obama will meet for the first time with Pope Francis, for whom the president has publicly professed his admiration, at the Vatican later this month."

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Iran's Finger on Trigger to Destroy Israel, Warns Senior Revolutionary Guards Commander
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami says Iran is not the only country with the capacity.
Haaretz.com / March 11, 2014

Iran's Finger on Trigger

"A senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards warned Tuesday that the Islamic Republic could destroy Israel and any spot under its control. He also reiterated Iran's assertion that it is not behind the arms shipment that the Israel Navy seized last week, allegedly en route to Gaza.

"'Today we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime's control with any volume of fire power fight from here,' Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Tuesday at a conference in Tehran.

"The message comes less than a week after Israeli naval forces intercepted an Iranian arms vessel carrying medium-range missiles in the Red Sea."

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What If All the Lights Go Out? The U.S. is at risk of a nationwide blackout -- and policymakers and industry have known this for years.
The Times Editorial Board / LA Times.com / March 16, 2014

Lights go out

"Californians may be inured to rolling blackouts that cut off their power for hours at a time, but imagine an outage that darkens the entire country -- for more than a year.

"That nightmare scenario could happen if just a handful of crucial, heavy-duty electrical transformers are taken down, according to a confidential federal report disclosed last week by the Wall Street Journal. Federal regulators and the utilities' trade association were outraged that the report was leaked, but the real outrage is that this vulnerability persists even though policymakers and industry executives have known about it for years."

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Chileans Worry Over String of 300 Quakes in North
By: Luis Andres Henao / WATE .com / March 24, 2014

Chilean quakes

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- More than 300 earthquakes have shaken Chile's far-northern coast the past week, keeping people on edge as scientists say there is no way to tell if the unusual string of tremors is a harbinger of an impending disaster.

"The unnerving activity began with a strong magnitude-6.7 quake on March 16 that caused more than 100,000 people to briefly evacuate low-lying areas, although no tsunami materialized and there was little physical damage from the shaking.

"But the land has not settled down. More than a dozen perceptible quakes were felt in the city of Iquique just on Monday.

"The situation is out of the ordinary. 'We can't rule out a larger quake.'

"The strongest earthquake ever recorded on Earth also happened in Chile -- a magnitude-9.5 tremor in 1960 that killed more than 5,000 people."


School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood
By Michael Snyder, on March 27th, 2014

Radiation in seafood

A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people deserve the truth, but as you will see below, the U.S. and Canadian governments are not even testing imported seafood for radiation. To say that this is deeply troubling would be a massive understatement.

In fact, what prompted Bronwyn Delacruz to conduct her science project was the fact that the Canadian government stopped testing imported seafood for radiation in 2012…

Alberta high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.

The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012.

And what should be a major red flag for authorities is the fact that the seafood with the highest radiation is coming from China ...

Armed with a $600 Geiger counter bought by her dad, Delacruz studied a variety of seafoods - particularly seaweeds - as part of an award-winning science project that she will take to a national fair next month.

"Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period," she said. "Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800."

Delacruz said the samples that "lit up" the most were products from China that she bought in local grocery stores.

It is inexcusable that the Canadian government is not testing this seafood. It isn't as if they don't know that it is radioactive. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada ...

  1. 73 percent of the mackerel
  2. 91 percent of the halibut
  3. 92 percent of the sardines
  4. 93 percent of the tuna and eel
  5. 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
  6. 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

So why was radiation testing for seafood shut down in Canada in 2012?

Someone out there needs to answer some very hard questions.

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Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For "Brother Extraterrestrial"
By Michael Snyder, on March 26th, 2014

Vatican

Why in the world is the Vatican searching for extraterrestrial life? Does the Catholic hierarchy know something about alien life that the rest of us do not? Why is the largest religious organization on the planet spending so much time and energy looking for "brother extraterrestrial"? Earlier this month, the Vatican Observatory cosponsored a major conference on extraterrestrial life that brought together 200 of the leading astrobiologists in the world. One of the organizers stated that one of the goals of the conference was to figure out "how we can find life among the stars within the next two decades". Certainly it would not be unusual for a group of astronomers and astrobiologists to get together and discuss such things. But why is the Vatican seemingly obsessed with this stuff? As you will see below, there are some high profile Vatican astronomers that seem quite confident that "something" is out there. In fact, one has stated that once it is revealed, "everything we think we know" may have to "be thrown out".

Normally, a conference that brings together several hundred scientists is not going to make headline news. What makes this one different is the involvement of the Vatican. The following is how this conference was described on NASA's website ...

Motivated by the rapidly increasing number of known Earth-sized planets, the increasing range of extreme conditions in which life on Earth can persist, and the progress toward a technology that will ultimately enable the search for life on exoplanets, the Vatican Observatory and the Steward Observatory announce a major conference entitled The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments.

The goal of the conference is to bring together the interdisciplinary community required to address this multi-faceted challenge: experts on exoplanet observations, early and extreme life on Earth, atmospheric biosignatures, and planet-finding telescopes.

In recent years, the Vatican has really taken a position of leadership in the search for extraterrestrial life. The current head of the Vatican Observatory, Jose Gabriel Funes, does not believe that there is any conflict between his faith and his search for life beyond this world ...

Jose Gabriel Funes, an Argentine Jesuit priest and astronomer, and the current director of the Vatican Observatory says there is no conflict between believing in God and in the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations perhaps more evolved than humans.

"In my opinion this possibility exists," said the Reverend Jose Gabriel Funes, current director of the Vatican Observatory and a scientific adviser to Pope Benedict XVI, referring to life on other planets.

In fact, Funes sounds quite optimistic about the possibility of finding "brother extraterrestrial" someday ...

Asked if he was referring to beings similar to humans or even more evolved than humans, he said: "Certainly, in a universe this big you can't exclude this hypothesis."

"Just as there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth, there can be other beings, even intelligent, created by God. This is not in contrast with our faith because we can't put limits on God's creative freedom. Why can't we speak of a 'brother extraterrestrial'? It would still be part of creation."

Funes, who runs the observatory that is based south of Rome and in Arizona, held out the possibility that the human race might actually be the "lost sheep" of the universe. There could be other beings "who remained in full friendship with their creator," he said.

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After Several Near Misses, Experts Warn The Next Carrington Event Will Plunge Us Back Into The Dark Ages
By Michael Snyder, on March 20th, 2014

Carrington Event

Most people have absolutely no idea that the Earth barely missed being fried by a massive EMP burst from the sun in 2012, in 2013 and just last month. If any of those storms would have directly hit us, the result would have been catastrophic. Electrical transformers would have burst into flames, power grids would have gone down and much of our technology would have been fried. In essence, life as we know it would have ceased to exist at least for a time. These kinds of solar storms have hit the Earth many times before, and experts tell us that it is inevitable that it will happen again. The most famous one happened in 1859, and was known as the Carrington Event. But other than the telegraph, humanity had very little dependence on technology at the time. If another Carrington Event happened today, it would be a complete and utter nightmare. A study by Lloyd's of London has concluded that it would have taken a $2,600,000,000,000 chunk out of the global economy, and it would take up to a decade to repair the damage. Unfortunately, scientists insist that it is going to happen at some point. The only question is when.

Just this week, the near miss of 2012 is suddenly making headlines all over the globe. The following is from a recent Reuters report ...

Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth's magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, Berkeley research physicist Janet Luhmann.

The two bursts that the Reuters article is referring to happened very closely to one another, and the scientists that study these things say that it could have taken a decade to recover from such a catastrophe ...

"Had [the latest storm] hit Earth, it probably would have been like the big one in 1859, but the effect today, with our modern technologies, would have been tremendous," said Janet Luhmann, who is part of the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Observatory) team and based at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory.

Luhmann and physicist Ying Liu of China's State Key Laboratory of Space Weather led a team in analysing the magnetic storm, which was detected by NASA's STEREO A spacecraft and published their results in Nature Communications.

"An extreme space weather storm – a solar superstorm – is a low-probability, high-consequence event that poses severe threats to critical infrastructures of the modern society," warned Liu.

"The cost of an extreme space weather event, if it hits Earth, could reach trillions of dollars with a potential recovery time of 4-10 years. Therefore, it is paramount to the security and economic interest of the modern society to understand solar superstorms."

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I would greatly encourage you to watch the following 15-minute video of some of the signs of the last days that happened around the world early in 2014.

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)

 

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