Friday, June 13, 2014

Persecuted Christians

Francis some times makes our jaw drop.  In his recent interview he was asked about persecuted Christians.
Francis : Persecuted Christians are a concern that touches me as a pastor. I know a lot of these persecutions which I do not think would be prudent to tell of here, so as not to offend anyone. But there are places where it is forbidden to have a Bible or teach catechism or wear a cross ... What I want to clarify is this: I am convinced that the persecution of Christians today is stronger than that in the first centuries of the Church. Today there are more Christian martyrs than at that time. This is not fantasy, there are the numbers.
Was Francis talking about first hand experiences or is he being serious? 

persecuted Francis / Bergoglio

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  1. What is the significance of that bracelet in the last picture?

    1. Good eye, we will have an upcoming post on the bracelet.

  2. Isn't that bracelet some kind of Cabbalistic thing? It seems like I have seen Miss Ciccione aka "Madonna" wearing something like that as part of her following what she calls the "original religion" Cabbala, as she practices her 'rites' in graveyards in Israel in the dark with rabbis assisting her.