Assessment: Pope Francis: “Those who raise walls,” he said “will end up as slaves within the very walls they have built. They are left without horizons, for they lack this interchange with others …
Respected Vatican journalist Edward Pentin has said that Pope Francis and the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping share “similar global visions,” drawing together statements by the two men demonstrating the striking similarities.
Pentin, who is the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register, noted in an article on his personal blog that Jinping’s address to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 17 bears many parallels to comments and writings of the Supreme Pontiff over the almost nine years since his election, especially in relation to the goals of globalism and the Davos elite.
Indeed, Pentin stated that “[t]here is little of Xi’s speech that Francis and today’s Vatican would likely disagree with.”
“ Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” Revelation 13:11
Pentin provided a selection of statements from Jinping’s address, comparing them against statements of Francis in order to exhibit their shared worldview: a worldview once condemned by Pope Leo XIII as “a wicked confederacy” which seeks to “overthrow of all civil society.”
A notable theme running through Jinping’s address was one of “multilateralism,” by which he said nations “should remove barriers, not erect walls. We should open up, not close off. We should seek integration, not decoupling.”
Just 4 months ago, as the United Nations (UN) conference on climate change met in Glasgow for its COP26 event, the Pope spoke on British national radio, affirming in like manner his belief that the coronavirus crisis presents a “lesson … to build together, so that there will no longer be any borders, barriers or political walls for us to hide behind.”
Pentin pointed out the strange coincidence of analogies used by the communist president and leader of the Catholic Church to describe the international measures taken in response to COVID-19 and how they envisage the worldwide recovery effort.