A statement released by the Vatican’s Press Office on Wednesday said that calling Jewish cities and towns in Judea-Samaria ‘legal’, “further undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process”. Although the Pope didn’t explicitly refer to Trump’s landmark decision on Tuesday, the reference appeared to be obvious as he referred to the “context of recent decisions”.
Pope Francis also said that the decision “undermines already fragile regional stability.”
The full statement is as follows:
“In the context of recent decisions that risk undermining further the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the already fragile regional stability, the Holy See reiterates its position of a two-state solution for two peoplThres, as the only way to reach a complete solution to this age-old conflict”.
Opinion: Notice the pope thinks it is the Jews that are dangerous.
Earlier this week Francis welcomed The Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb of Azhar of Egypt taking the next step in actualizing the Document on Human Brotherhood for World Peace and Common Living Together (here). In order to keep from offending the Imam, Francis ordered pork be removed from the buffet.
Someone should remind the pontiff that he is supposed to be Judaeo-Christian not Islamic-Christian.
There are only a few occasions when an Israeli leader was invited to the Vatican. On May 24, 2014, in a true Jacob and Esau redux, Shimon Peres met Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican.
The late Peres was Israel’s Prime Minister in 1990’s and was a secular liberal Jew who believed in a two-state solution. In fact he was so liberal that Barack Obama delivered a eulogy.
On September 30, 2016, President Obama spoke at the funeral of former Prime Minister Shimon Peres. A transcript released from the White House listed the location of the speech as:
Hours later a corrected transcript showed the location as:
Obama and Francis had a common bond.
Pope Francis shocked no one in 2017 when he spoke out against Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, saying it would upset the status quo.
You see, Francis, like all popes before him, believe that because of the crucifixion of Jesus God changed His mind and transferred all the promises of the Abrahamic covenant to the Catholic church. That is also how the popes claim corporate salvation which was promised only to the Jews, as written in Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:25-27.
Pope Francis is on the wrong side of Genesis 12:3 and it will not go well for him.