February 21, 2020

Pope Francis Visits Cuba and the United States and Speaks at the United Nations

During Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba and the United States, there have been constant reminders of the role of the Vatican in assisting in normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba. Both President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro have thanked Pope Francis for his behind-the-scenes role in helping along secret negotiations that culminated in the announcement December 14, 2014 that the two countries had started on the road toward normalizing relations. Diplomatic ties were later reestablished July 20, 2015 after 54 years of hostilities. A series of shameful unilateral concessions have been made by President Obama to the tyrannical regime of Cuba.

Pope Francis (L) waves as he arrives, accompanied by Cuba's President Raul Castro, at the Havana airport September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis arrived at José Martí International Airport in Havana on September 19, 2015 and was received by his friend the bloody dictator Raúl Castro and members of his oppressive regime.

Pope Francis visited three cities in Cuba, Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba. Three days later the Pontiff came to the United States and where he was to speak at the General Assembly of United Nations in New York City. The Pope and other world leaders were present as the United Nations launched the diabolical Agenda 2030, a major instrument in the efforts to bring about a New World Order and the establishment of a planetary government.

Pope Francis told Cuban tyrant Raúl Castro upon arrival that “the world needs reconciliation.” The Argentinian pope said he would ask the patron saint of Cuba, the Virgin of Charity (Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre), “for all her Cuban children and for this dear nation, so that it would follow the road of justice, peace, liberty and reconciliation”. Pope Francis then said that he sends greetings to “all Cubans dispersed around the world” and to Fidel Castro he sent his “special sentiments of consideration and respect.”

This writer at the age of 17 invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961 and suffered two years of horrible and most inhumane imprisonment. It is sickening for him and many other freedom loving Cubans on both sides of the Straits of Florida to hear the head of the Catholic Church say that he has “consideration and respect” for the cruel tyrant, Fidel Castro, who together with his brother, is responsible for executing by firing squad between 15,000 and 17,000 men and boys, jailing more than 300,000 human beings and for the death of tens of thousands Cubans trying to cross the Straits of Florida seeking freedom. Both Castro brothers are also responsible for over two million Cubans having to abandon the land of their birth. The Argentinian pope is also aware that another person from his own nation, the assassin Che Guevara, shot over 2,000 men and boys in the first three months of 1959 in the fortress/prison of La Cabaña.

Fidel Castro does not deserve any “consideration and respect,” from Pope Francis, instead Fidel Castro deserves repudiation and condemnation for being an oppressive tyrant who destroyed a prosperous nation and was responsible for the tens of thousands of deaths in Latin America and around the world. Communist Cuba trained thousands of terrorists and provided them logistical support so they could go back and overthrow the leaders of their countries and implant communism. In Cuba “justice, peace and liberty” do not exist and will never exist so long as the Castro brothers remain in power with the help of the Vatican, and the Obama administration in the United States, and other complicit countries. With this oppressive and brutal communist regime of more than 56 years of terror, injustice and barbarism against the suffering Cuban people there is no possible reconciliation!

Raúl Castro used the opportunity of welcoming the Pope at the airport in Havana to say that the relations between Cuba and the Vatican were doing very well. The Cuban tyrant again made additional demands against the United States by saying that the “cruel, immoral and illegal” embargo must end. Raúl Castro demanded the return of the United States naval base at Guantánamo as well as other issues before the complete normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could take place.

The Cuban dictator said he agreed with Pope Francis that “the planet must be saved and social inequality must be addressed.” He also repeated what the Pope frequently mentions and that is that the current international system (capitalism) is “unjust and immoral since money has been converted into an idol” and that the system “offends human consciousness” in dealing with immigrants and poor people.

With great hypocrisy and shamefulness Raúl Castro said that Cuba is moving towards “a prosperous and sustainable socialism centered on human beings, the family, and the freely, creative and democratic participation of the people, especially the youngsters”. He again repeated that Cuba “will not tolerate interference in its internal affairs,” which means that the United States or any other country cannot ask Cuba to cease violating human and civil rights.

It is terrible sad for this writer to have seen so many unilateral concessions made by President Barack Obama to Cuba’s communist regime while that regime has not offered anything in return. In diplomacy one country, much less a superpower, does not give everything to another country without a “quid pro quo” or something in return. Just recently Obama has illegally destroyed what was left of the commercial embargo through more executive orders since now any American can travel to Cuba without stating a reason and American businesses can now invest in Cuba. All of that was forbidden by the Helms Burton law approved by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1992. Only Congress could lift the Cuban embargo, however, the weak Republican leadership in both houses of Congress has tolerated this violation of another congressional law as the Republicans have tolerated Obama’s continuing violation of the Constitution throughout his term in office. President Obama has governed the nation in a dictatorial manner and has made Congress irrelevant.

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Dozens of opponents and dissidents before and after the Pope visit to Cuba have been arrested

The leader of the Ladies in White (las Damas de Blanco), Berta Soler, said she was arrested temporarily on September 19 after the arrival of the Pontiff and on the following day when 22 members of her organization, her husband, and the former political prisoner Ángel Moya, where about to attend the Holy Mass offered by the Pope. Berta Soler said she has received reports of other arrests of the Ladies in White in the provinces of Matanzas, Villa Clara, Guantánamo, as well as the cities of Holguín and Santiago de Cuba. The independent journalist Miriam Leiva and the dissident Marta Beatriz Roque were placed under house arrest to prevent their attendance to the mass officiated by Pope Francis. According to the spokesman of the Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation (Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional), Elizardo Sánchez, there have been dozens of arrests for one or more days throughout Cuba but especially in the cities of Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.

This writer thinks that Pope Francis should have demanded that Raúl Castro cease the arbitrary arrest of opponents and told him that he wants to meet with some of them. Additionally, the Pope should have visited the inhumane prisons of Cuba to see the many political prisoners who are still held throughout Cuba, as he visited prisoners convicted of crimes in the United States. One political prisoner in Cuba, Armando Sosa Fortuny, has been in prison for more than 39 years, being the political prisoner who has been in jail the longest in the world. The Patriotic Cuban Junta (Junta Patriótica Cubana), which is headed by attorney Antonio Esquivel, has been collecting money in each of the meetings to help this brave Cuban patriot and his family. This writer is an advisor to this anti-communist organization in Miami.

Pope Francis did not criticize the lack of freedom and liberty and the constant violations of human and civil rights in Cuba

It is very unfortunate that Pope Francis never criticizes communist regimes in spite of the many crimes and injustices committed by them and the poverty that they create! Dr. Juan Torres wrote an article entitled “Pope Francis officiated a mass in Havana on the painting of Che Guevara and a statue of Jesus” which was published on September 20, 2015 in the website www.libertadusa.com.

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Pope Francis officiated a mass in the Revolutionary Plaza (Plaza de la Revolución) in Havana.

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The Pope’s mass was celebrated in the Plaza de la Revolución, under an enormous painting of the serial assassin Che Guevara on one side and the statue of Jesus Christ on the other.

Juan Torres explained that during the mass and later during his entire visit to Cuba Pope Francis never mentioned “the lack of liberty, religious persecution, or the constant violations of human rights of the suffering people of Cuba for many decades under the boot of the Castro brothers”. The lack of criticism toward the oppressive tyranny in Cuba by Pope Francis should not be a surprise. Torres pointed out that the Argentine Pope is very friendly to Marxists leaders in Latin America. He said that “Pope Francis’s silence on the many abuses of crimes committed by the Cuban tyranny are simply unacceptable”.

Torres concluded his article by saying the following: “What called my attention the most was that the mass was celebrated in the Plaza de la Revolución, under an enormous painting of the serial assassin Che Guevara on one side and the statue of Jesus Christ on the other. What a false representation and lack of respect to the Christian World!

Humberto Fontova wrote an article titled “Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba” which was published on September 26, 2015. He began his article by describing the very sad but brave letter written to his parents by Alberto Tapia, a young Cuban patriot, the day before he was executed. Below is the letter that he wrote:

Dear Mom and Dad,

I’ve just received the news that I’ll be executed by firing squad in the morning. I assure you, dear parents, that I’ve never felt such spiritual tranquility as I do now. I feel content knowing that very shortly I’ll be with God, waiting and praying for you, my parents. I realize this news is painful for you, but please have faith in the Eternal Life. I want you all to rise above this and know that God, in his infinite mercy, has given me the grace to reconcile with Him… Hugs and kisses, not tears, for everyone. Goodbye, my dear family. Have faith in God.

Long Live Christ the King!

Alberto Tapia

On April 18, 1961 Albert Tapia, who was barely 21 years old, was taken to be shot at La Cabaña prison. The firing squad leader yelled: “¡Apunten! (Aim!),” “¡Listos! (Ready!) and suddenly Alberto Tapia yelled “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long Love Christ the King!”) shortly interrupting the murder process and greatly unnerving the members of the firing squad. “¡Fuego!” (Fire!), finally yelled the furious executioner. A deafening blast and Soviet bullets ripped apart the head and torso of yet another young Cuban martyr. Thousands of men and boys were executed in this manner through Cuba by the bloody serial assassins Castro brothers and assisted for a few years by Argentinian Che Guevara.

Fontova explained that Armando Valladares, who suffered 22 torture-filled years in Castro’s prisons and was later appointed by Ronald Reagan as U.S. ambassador to U.N Human Rights Commission, witnessed many such executions while young Cuban patriots would yell before they were murdered Long Live Christ the King! Down with communism! And ¡Viva Cuba Libre! Raúl Castro and Che Guevara, whose enormous image formed the backdrop to Pope Francis’ Mass in Havana’s Revolutionary Square, were the most notorious executioners during the early years of the Cuban Revolution. The orders were all issued by dictator Fidel Castro, who Pope Francis went out of his way to visit after the Mass and smiling thank him for his efforts towards “world peace.” Che Guevara in a letter to his mother stated: “I am not Christ or a philanthropist. I am all the contrary of a Christ–In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.”

Fontova pointed out that a study on Communism’s crimes in Cuba, edited by the head of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, Stephane Courtois, found that Castro and Che Guevara’s firing squads murdered between 15,000 and 17,000 Cubans, which would be equivalent to executing almost one million of the U.S. population. The United Nations, that proudly features Cuba on its Human Rights Council, charged former Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic with “genocide” for ordering 8,000 executions.

Fontova wrote the following: “Raúl Castro’s secret police prepared for the Pope’s visit carefully. Any unsightly protests would obviously mar the occasion, especially for a regime long-accustomed to preening in front of the international media mirror. So Cuban dissidents (especially Catholic ones) were rounded up en-masse by Castro’s KGB-trained police, often brutally. And far from any of the repentance the Catholic Church supposedly requires for forgiveness, the Castro brothers have always doubled–and even tripled-down–on their gloating for those thousands of murders, historically denouncing the young victims as “CIA mercenaries!” and “terrorists!” None of this has prevented the Castro regime from receiving the most papal visits recently of any Latin America nation, equaling the number of papal visits to Brazil, with a population of 200 million, 130 million of them declared Catholics. In contrast, Cuba has a population of 11 million, only a tiny fraction of which are practicing Catholics. Someone’s got some serious explaining to do for this Papal fetish of constantly visiting Stalinist Cuba and chumming around with her Stalinist rulers.”

Pope Francis visited Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and shook his bloody hands

After officiating a mass in the Revolutionary Square (Plaza de la Revolución) Pope Francis visited Fidel Castro for 40 minutes in a very friendly meeting, according to the spokesman of the Vatican Federico Lombardi. Present in the meeting were Castro’s wife, children and grandchildren as well as the apostolic nuncio Giorgio Lingua, a total of 10 people. The Pope and the dictator spoke of climate change and problems of the world. Both of them exchange gifts. The Pope gave Fidel Castro the encyclicals “Evanbelii Gaudium” and “Laudato Si” regarding the environment filled with falsehoods. He also gave Castro a book written by Father Llorente, a former Jesuit teacher of Castro when he attended the famous Catholic Belen High School in Havana. Fidel Castro gave the Pope a book called Fidel and Religion written by Marxist Brazilian priest Frei Betto, a proponent of liberation theology. Fidel Castro is 89 years old and he retired in 2006 due to illness. However, he also met Benedict XVI when he visited to Cuba in 2012.

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Pope Francis visited Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and shook his bloody hands.

Pope Francis visited the cities of Holguín and Santiago de Cuba

On September 21, Pope Francis arrived in the city of Holguín, which was the second stop during his trip to Cuba. He was received by Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, the first Vice President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel, and Bishop Emilio Aranguren of the diocese of Holguín, the second-largest in Cuba. The Pope officiated a mass at the Plaza Calixto García. Later he went to the Mountain of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), the highest point of the city. That afternoon he traveled to the city of Santiago de Cuba and officiated a mass at the shrine of the Virgin of Charity, thus ending his first official visit to Cuba.

Father Alberto Cutié questioned Pope Francis

Breitbart reported that prominent Cuban-American priest, Father Alberto Cutié, questioned Pope Francis’ warm attitude towards the Castro dictatorship during his recent visit to Cuba in an article written for the El Nuevo Herald newspaper asking “Why do you so strongly condemn capitalism … but we never see an equally strong condemnation of atheist communism?” Father Cutié–a former television and radio host who abandoned the Catholic Church for the Episcopal Church to marry and start a family in 2009–said that while he is no longer in the Church, he feels a kinship to Pope Francis for being “part of the same labor of the Lord, with the same desire to see the Kingdom of God present ‘on earth as it is in Heaven.’”

He asked Pope Francis three question:

“First, why do you and other religious leaders condemn capitalism so strongly, and offer us a list of all the disasters that result from it on earth, but we never see an equally strong condemnation of atheist communism, which continues to cause the world so much harm?” This writer believes that the Pope demonstrate a lack of balance in his views of capitalism. His condemnation of the capitalist system is most unjust.

“Second, why do we ignore those who suffer from the great poverty of a lack of freedom and who, only for expressing their desperation and demanding respect for the most basic human rights, are detained, harassed, and beaten?” “Third, is it really more important to have diplomatic relations with a country that has not had free elections in 56 years, that abuses its people, that has a well-documented history of oppressing and robbing the Church–than to seek justice, the common good and freedom for all Cubans?”

Father Cutié stated the following: “I know, the majority of people reading this will say, ‘those Miami Cubans,’ we don’t understand. I’ve come to the conclusion that they are right. … I don’t understand–and don’t think I will ever begin to understand–why a man of God can meet with oppressors, but not the oppressed.”

This writer has written that Pope Francis’s condemnation of capitalism is well known. In 2013, Pope Francis stated that capitalism is “an economy of exclusion and inequality” and “such an economy kills.” Faced with communism–most blatantly in the form of a hammer and sickle crucifix–Pope Francis said, “I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense. It is a form of art of protest.”

Father Cutié joined many prominent Christians denouncing the Pope’s nearness to the Castro family, and his silence in the face of the many crimes committed by them. Berta Soler, the leader of the Ladies in White opposition organization said “The Holy Father visits Cuba as a missionary of mercy, but he has not spoken about human rights … without respect for human rights, nothing the Pope urged for in his homily can be achieved.”

Governor Chris Christie and presidential candidate said Pope Francis was “plainly wrong” on Cuba in a recent television interview even though, Christie is a Catholic himself. He said that the Pope was infallible only “on religious matters”. The Washington Post wrote an editorial stating the following: “A direct campaign of words and acts, like that Pope Francis is planning for the United States, would surely have an impact. But then, it takes more fortitude to challenge a dictatorship than a democracy.”

The pope supports communists in Latin America

It is very unfortunate that Pope Francis met in Cuba with the oppressors and not the oppressed and the victims of the most brutal regime in the Western Hemisphere. Pope Francis: You should remember what Pope Pius XII said “those that belong and propagate communism are apostates of the Catholic faith.” Pope Francis and the Vatican sponsored two meetings with an organization known as the Popular Movements (Movimientos Populares). This organization is made up of some of the most important communists in Latin America who wish to destroy the capitalist system in their countries.

El bochornoso aprovechamiento de la visita papal a Bolivia, una estrategia revolucionaria

On July 8, 2015, Bolivia’s Marxist Evo Morales gave Pope Francis a cross with a hammer and a sickle with the image of Christ. Pope Francis should have rejected immediately this monstrous cross, but he did not. This sacrilegious cross was designed by Father Luis Espinal, a Jesuit communist, who was killed in 1980 in Bolivia for his activities in that nation.

Destaque International wrote an article entitled “Bolivia: Francis, and the Hammer and Sickle” which was published on the website Tradition, Family and Property on July 25, 2015. The article explained that it is very hard to understand how Pope Francis surrounds himself with revolutionary Marxists leaders, assumes their ideas are valid, and gives them unconditional support. It is also hard to understand how Pope Francis continues to attack private property, free enterprise, capitalism, free market economics which have been a source of social progress and poverty reduction around the world.

Pope Francis visited Ecuador and Bolivia, both nations that are governed by Marxist presidents, and Paraguay. The trip began on July 5, 2015, from Rome. Pope Francis gave 22 speeches, many of them as it is his custom, attacking capitalism, free market economics, and praising socialism. It is very sad that the Vatican has been completely infiltrated by communists and by those who are seeking to establish a New World Order.

This writer is a practicing Catholic who has members of his family who are priests and nuns. He is even related to Cuba’s first cardinal Manuel Arteaga who was appointed in 1945 and died in 1963. This writer is shocked and cannot believe the speeches and encyclicals written by Pope Francis and his praise for socialism which is the system that creates poverty.

Manuel Arteaga was Cuba’s first Cardenal and unlike the current Cardenal Jaime Ortega Alamino, he was an anti-communist.

Pope Francis praises communism and socialism, which are political and economic systems that increase poverty, promotes class struggle, and social conflict. Communist leaders have killed and incarcerated millions of people around the world. Pope Francis attended the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements organized by Latin American Communists. They met in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. João Pedro Stédile of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the organizers of the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements, speaking during the event stated the following: “Chavez died. Fidel is sick. Francis has taken up that leadership role and is doing everything right.” Among those communist leaders, in addition to Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, whose jacket bore a large picture of blood-thirsty Che Guevara, was Argentine Trotskyite Juan Grabois, specialized in promoting urban agitation on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, head of the Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy, and member of the organizing committee of the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements.

The article pointed out that on July 9, 2015, Pope Francis delivered a long and impassioned speech against capitalism and private property to cheering Marxist revolutionary leaders and followers of liberation theology.

Pope Francis’s speech attacked capitalism, private property, and free market economics in the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements attended by communists in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Pope Francis told the atheist Communists in the audience that they shared the same faith. What faith was the successor of St. Peter was referring? Pope Francis said Nuestra fe es revolucionaria” (Our faith is revolutionary) and “that is why I keep all of you in my heart.” There’s no question that those who were in the audience and those that were not present are going to interpret the Holy Father’s speech as one supporting communism in Latin America and throughout the world.

 

João Pedro Stédile of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the organizers of the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements, speaking during the event stated the following: “Chavez died. Fidel is sick. Francis has taken up that leadership role and is doing everything right.”

In his book, Dialogues between John Paul II and Fidel Castro (Diálogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro), the Pope praised the communist regime in Cuba and Fidel Castro

In 1998, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires Monsignor Jorge Mario Bergoglio authored the book Dialogues between John Paul II and Fidel Castro. Bergoglio wrote about the speeches of His Holiness Saint John Paul II and those of Fidel Castro. But the Argentine cardinal wrote a preface of more than 50 pages that revealed his Marxist ideology. The future Pope favored socialism over capitalism provided it incorporated God. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio wrote that “Cuba’s social and political system is closer to the doctrine of the Catholic Church.” The Argentine cardinal wrote on page 25 the following: “The Church condemns selfishness, socialism does too; the church condemns greediness, socialism does too. The doctrine of Carl Marx is very close to the Sermon on the Mountain.” On page 28 the Cardenal said the following: “The reaffirmation of the human rights of men that the church constantly asks: food, health, education, and others are the human rights, is what Fidel Castro believes in and is very proud to defend in Cuba.”

Cardenal Jorge Mario Bergoglio wrote a book praising Fidel Castro and his regime.

Pope Francis agrees with the big lie of Fidel Castro’s claim that “Karl Marx’s doctrine is very close to the Sermon on the Mount,” and views the Cuban communist regime as being in harmony with the Church’s social doctrine. Only a communist would write such things about the worst and longest dictatorship in the Americas. This is very sad!

Following Church tradition, Monsignor Jorge Mario Bergoglio condemns U.S. economic sanctions, but the future Pope Francis goes much further. He uses Cuba’s inaccurate and politically charged term “blockade” and echoes the Cuban government’s allegations. He then criticizes free markets, noting that “neoliberal capitalism is a model that subordinates human beings and conditions development to pure market forces … thus humanity attends a cruel spectacle that crystallizes the enrichment of the few at the expense of the impoverishment of the many.”

The language of Pope Francis is similar to the Marxist liberation theology movement that developed in Latin America in the 1960s and became very intertwined with Marxist ideology. Liberation theology was started by Peruvian Dominican priest Gustavo Gutiérrez and it had been invented by the Soviet KGB. John Paul II and Benedict XVI censured liberation theology and separated from the Church many priests who adhered to this Marxist ideology. However, in 2013 Pope Francis invited to the Vatican Father Gutiérrez and Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann. D’Escoto was minister of Foreign Relations in the communist Sandinista regime of Nicaragua and also president of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Pope Francis ended the punishment of this communist priest, which had been imposed by his Holiness Pope John Paul II for refusing to abandon communist politics. Following the visits of these two communist priests, in an apparent exoneration of liberation theology, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper, published an essay stating that with the election of the first pope from Latin America, liberation theology can no longer “remain in the shadows to which it has been relegated for some years.”

In his book, Pope Francis speaks of a “shared solidarity,” but, that solidarity appears to be with the nondemocratic, illegitimate and oppressive communist regime in Cuba, and not with the people. This is tragic, because during the three devastating Wars for Independence, the Church also sided with the Spanish Crown, and not with the Cuban patriots fighting for freedom. When Cuba gained its independence from Spain, many Cubans saw the Church as an enemy of the new nation. The same situation is occurring today.

Obama and Democrats manipulate Pope Francis during his visit to the nation

When Pope Francis arrived in Washington, President Barack Obama greeted him and told him “Holy Father, we are grateful for your invaluable support of our new beginning with the Cuban people, which holds out the promise of better relations between our countries, greater cooperation across our hemisphere, and a better life for the Cuban people.’’ Pope Francis told Obama, “Mr. President, the efforts which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represent positive steps along the path of reconciliation, justice and freedom.” This writer knows that thus far the Cuban people have continued to suffer increased persecution and arbitrary arrests since normalization of relations with Cuba by the United States.

Once again, during the Pope’s visit to the United States, at a White House briefing, spokesman Josh Earnest stated the following: “The president has had a desire to travel to Cuba even before Pope Francis made the decision to travel to the island. There’s nothing that we saw about the pope’s visit that in any way diminishes the president’s enthusiasm for that — for that possibility.” The White House has said that the president will continue to seek the pontiff’s support as it proceeds with its new relationship with Cuba.

Pope Francis spoke before the White House to a president who shares his Marxist ideology.

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, wrote how President Obama and officials from his administration have been attacking religious freedom and Christianity during his entire tenure. He explained that on September 23, 2015, President Obama propagandized his administration’s role in protecting a fundamental American liberty by lying to Pope Francis and the world. Obama said
“So we stand with you in defense of religious freedom and interfaith dialog, knowing that people everywhere must be able to live out their faith free from fear and free from intimidation.”

Staver pointed out this was among the biggest lies to emerge from the lips of this lawless President, as CNSNews reported the following: “At the same time, according to a count maintained by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Obama’s Justice Department is actively fighting 56 separate federal court cases aimed at forcing 140 religious ministries and institutions to cooperate with an Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health care plans in the United States to cover contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs and devices.  Among the religious institutions involved in these lawsuits with the administration are 15 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses, and multiple Catholic universities, schools and religious orders. In 2012, after the administration published its contraceptive-sterilization-abortifacient regulation, Bishop Zubik published a column on his diocesan website saying that the Obama administration was telling American Catholics to go to blazes.”

Staver pointed out that CNSNews is among the few news organizations reporting on the outrageous hypocrisy of President Obama and his administration as they attempt to manipulate Pope Francis. The CNSNews headline shouts, “Obama Touts Religious Liberty to Pope While Litigating to Force 15 Dioceses to Cooperate in Abortion.” He indicated that “At Liberty Counsel, we have also experienced the administration’s high-handed assaults on the religious liberties of people of faith as we have been in our nation’s courts fighting on their behalf for the entire tenure of Obama’s presidency.”

Pope Francis’ speech to Congress

Pope Francis listens to applause before addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 24, 2015.

Pope Francis spoke to both houses of Congress on September 24, 2015, the first time that head of the Vatican and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has done so. His speech disappointed those that are fighting for the sanctity of life.

  1. Becket Adams wrote an article on September 24, 2015 explaining that abortion opponents were disappointed that Pope Francis failed to mention their issue by name during his speech before a joint meeting of Congress. He explained that LifeSiteNews editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen, who also co-founded Voice of the Family and founded the Rome Life Forum, stated the following: “Pope Francis said that promoting life and family were the major reason he came to America this week. Yet, disappointingly, the Pope did not mention abortion by name in his address to Congress. Congress is going to vote on whether to force taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion company — and Democrats halted a ban on most late-term abortions. Pope Francis just missed perhaps his greatest opportunity to make a difference on life. Francis could have shared the worthy, genuine insights that he is uniquely qualified to offer as Vicar of Christ. We needed to hear him reaffirm the commitment of Catholics to the natural law that God wrote in our heart, which teaches us a long list of truths: That innocent life is sacred from conception till natural death.”

Westen also said the following: “Francis singled out the death penalty for condemnation — despite the support for it in the Old and New Testament, and through 1,900 years of papal teaching. While addressing the legislative body that just failed to cut off $500 million of annual funding for the baby-parts merchants of Planned Parenthood, he never mentioned abortion. That’s like touring the antebellum South and never speaking the word slavery”.

  1. Becket Adams pointed out that the media was also quick to note that the word “abortion” was missing from Francis’ address. National Review reported in a headline, “Pope Francis Focuses on Death Penalty, Downplays Abortion in Speech to Congress.” Breitbart News wrote in dismay, “Pro-abortion Catholic politicians including Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden will undoubtedly capitalize on the Pope’s omission to continue snubbing Church teaching on the sanctity of life.”

Even though Pope Francis did not say “abortion” by name, the Pontiff made several references to the Church’s position on defending life, and at least one clear allusion to abortion, which the Catholic Church teaches is a grave evil. The Pope urged the members of Congress to apply the Golden Rule to crafting policy, he said, “The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.” But then he switched over to commenting on the death penalty.

The Pope said the following: “This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty. I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.”

Dan Gilmore wrote an article titled “Francis Advocates for Social Justice Before Congress” which was published in the website The Patriot Post on September 24, 2015. Gilmore’s concern is that Pope Francis will be turned into a partisan tool by Obama and the Democrats. Barack Obama has already to place the papal seal on his redistribution of wealth and climate change agendas.

In this speech before Congress, the Argentinian pope encouraged lawmakers to pursue social justice — by strengthening the family, the end of the death penalty and to fight against poverty through wealth redistribution within and among nations. The Pope supports the New World Order Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and a world government. One of the many goals of Agenda 2030 is for rich nations to send billions to poor nations to fight climate change. Unfortunately, Third World dictators would steal the money since they could care less about environmental degradation. If the United States and other rich nations were to implement such a misguided policy, it would hurt their economies and put their nations on the road to a global government where eventually their laws, courts, constitution, wealth and sovereignty would be gone.

Pope Francis’ address received big applauses from Democrats on issues like the need to end armed conflict, welcoming immigrants, distributing the wealth and taking steps to stop climate change. Pope Francis stated the following: “Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood.” Pope Francis has been very critical of capitalism and free markets before, and his comments in this area seemed to highlight that theme again.

The Pope clearly sided with Democrats on immigration when he said that people should not be “fearful of foreigners,” because most everyone was once a foreigner. Pope Francis said the world is not only facing a refugee crisis in Europe, but an immigration crisis in the Americas, as thousands “travel north” to the U.S. “in search of a better life.” Pope Francis said the following: “Is this not what we want for our own children? We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal?”

The Pope does not support the United States closing the southern border where poor people enter along with terrorists. He seems to want, along with Obama, for the United States to have open borders and let everyone in, which would be suicidal. Equally suicidal would be, as Obama wants, taking in thousands of refugees from the Middle East with ISIS and al-Qaida terrorists coming along as suspected by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The pope stated the following: “I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life… It is important that today, as in the past, the voice of faith continue to be heard, for it is a voice of fraternity and love, which tries to bring out the best in each person and in each society. Such cooperation is a powerful resource in the battle to eliminate new global forms of slavery, born of grave injustices which can be overcome only through new policies and new forms of social consensus. You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. They too need to be given hope. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes.”

Gilmore explained that “the Pope’s comments advocated for big-government solutions to the world’s ills, a position that confuses corporatism with capitalism”. While Obama and his party are saying that the Pope spoke against conservative principles, it must be noted Pope Francis visited the day before the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns that care for the elderly. A Vatican spokesman told reporters that Pope Francis visited the nuns in order to express support for the group’s legal battle with the federal government over the contraception mandate in ObamaCare.

Obviously, the Pope advocates a bigger government with higher taxes which is very opposite of what is needed in the United States with Obama’s annual trillion dollars deficits which threatens bankruptcy and high inflation.

Pope Francis’s speech at the United Nations

The Pope, who was the inaugural speaker of the day, praised world powers for reaching an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. He also called for the elimination of nuclear weapons. On both issues the Pope was wrong since the ill-advised nuclear accord with Iran and eliminating the U.S. nuclear arsenal would seriously endanger the U.S. national security. The pope did not dwell on the Church’s notable difference with the global agenda which advocates abortion and sterilization. The Pope spoke of “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions.”

Pope Francis told the head of nations attending the United Nations General Assembly to implement environmental justice over “boundless thirst for power and material prosperity.” “Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity,” Pope Francis stated, again repeating his argument that the poor are the biggest victims of environmental degradation. The Pope said the following: “A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and the disadvantaged. The poor are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the consequences of abuse of the environment. These phenomena are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing ‘culture of waste.’ ”

Pope Francis urged world leaders to care for the planet and the world’s poorest people. Pope Francis also criticized world powers for putting political interests ahead of human suffering in the Middle East. Later, the General Assembly adopted the ill-advised Agenda 2030 which is known as the Sustainable Development Goals. Pope Francis scolded global financial institutions, urging on them to ensure that countries “are not subjected to oppressive lending systems which, far from promoting progress, subject people to mechanisms which generate greater poverty, exclusion and dependence.”

The Pope is in complete agreement with U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon who told the General Assembly that “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere.” “The true test of commitment to Agenda 2030 will be implementation,” Ban Ki-moon said to leaders. “We need action from everyone, everywhere.”

The meeting at the General Assembly which adopted Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goal is a prelude to the December 2015 Paris conference. Third World dictators are looking forward to this Paris climate change conference to extort billions or trillions of dollars from the United States and other rich nations with the phony argument that they would fight the ravages of climate change. The sustained development summit meeting concluded on September 27 and world leaders started their annual debate in the General Assembly on other issues.skip ad The pope visited Manhattan and after his address at the United Nations General Assembly, he held an evening mass at Madison Square Garden.

What is the U.N. Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development?

On August 14, 2015 Michael Snyder wrote an article titled “In September 2015, Agenda 21 will be transformed into the 2030 Agenda” which was published in the website Bear Witness Central. Snyder pointed out the following: “Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, the 2030 Agenda is truly a template for governing the entire planet. In addition to addressing climate change, it also sets ambitious goals for areas such as economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and a whole host of other issues. As you will see below, this global initiative is being billed as a new universal Agenda for humanity. If you are anything like me, alarm bells are going off in your head right about now. This new agenda is solidly rooted in a document known as Agenda 21 that was originally adopted by the United Nations back in 1992.”

Snyder said that the core document for the 2030 Agenda was finalized. The following comes from the preamble of this document:

“This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.”

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.”

Snyder pointed out the 2030 Agenda is not just a plan to fight climate change; this is literally a blueprint for transforming global society. The following are 17 specific goals:

Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Snyder expressed his approval of many of those goals. After all, who would not want to “end poverty” or “halt biodiversity loss”? He stated the following: “But as you read through that list, ask yourself what forms of human activity would be excluded from it…The globalists want to use sustainable development as an excuse to micromanage the lives of every man, woman and child on the entire globe. We are told that individual liberty and freedom are “dangerous because when everyone just runs around doing whatever they want it is bad for the planet. For example, one of the goals of the sustainable development crowd is to push the human population into giant “megacities” (China is building a megacity of over 200 million people) and to allow nature to recapture much of what has already been settled by humanity.”

Snyder concluded his article by stating the following: “And of course this is just the tip of the iceberg. Eventually, the globalists want to fundamentally transform virtually everything about our society. This includes our economy, our government, our entertainment, our social interactions, our families and even our religious beliefs. So don’t let all of the nice language fool you. This new universal Agenda is far, far more dangerous than Agenda 21 ever was, and it is a giant step forward into a one world system governed by bureaucratic control freaks.”

Conclusion

This author has written many articles and chapters in books regarding the evil Agenda 21 and the United Nations´ horrible treaties and laws that Marxist President Obama wants the Senate to approve. These treaties would take away our wealth, Constitution, courts, laws, army, guns, internet, federal agencies, and national sovereignty. This writer has explained the diabolical plan of a planetary government under the United Nations but ruled by the globalist elite who are members of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), which is the invisible government of the United States, the Bilderberg Group (BG), and the Trilateral Commission (TC). Sadly, Pope Francis and the Marxist cardinals who elected him are in support of Agenda 2030.

One American television presenter called the Pope “the most dangerous man on the planet;” however, this writer believes that the most dangerous people in the world are the members of the globalist elite who belong to these three groups. These extremely powerful globalists want to establish a diabolical planetary government under the United Nations but ruled by them. They have found that Pope and the Vatican are supporting this New World Order as does President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Pope Francis is a self-declared enemy of capitalism, free markets and consumerism and yet he has never criticized communist countries such as Cuba and Venezuela. The pontiff’s attacks on those who worship the “God of money,” or the “idolatry of money” shows the Pope’s ignorance about free markets having lived his entire life in Argentina, a country that has never implemented capitalism properly. The “savage capitalist system”, an “economy that kills”, and “idolatry of money” that the Pope constantly condemns, is the only solution to end poverty and hunger in the world. Capitalism, when properly implemented, has brought millions of people out of poverty. Socialism and communism that the Pope supports not only have brought the killing of millions but also hunger, misery and increased poverty.

There are an increasing number of critics in Wall Street, the Tea Party, conservative media and religious figures who have slammed Pope Francis as a poorly camouflaged Marxist. There are many disaffected U.S. bishops, priests and parishioners who complain that the Pope has not given them enough support against the Obama administration over abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

Most Catholics in the United States and around the world are not aware that the Vatican has been infiltrated by communists. However, in spite of the cover-up by many cardinals, bishops and priests in the United States and other countries of the world, the truth will eventually come to light. Pope Francis will create a split in the Catholic Church among the anti-Communist favoring free market economics. We should all pray to God that the communists are expelled from the Holy See. Pope Paul VI once said, “The smoke of Satan has entered through some crack in the Temple of God. We need to pray to God that the Devil’s smoke of Marxism is forever expelled from the Holy See!

 

 

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