The "I'm Not A Renaissance Prince Who Listens To Music Instead Of Working" Pope Refuses To Attend Vatican Concert Thrown By The Goyim But Attends A Concert Thrown By Jews “Violins of Hope”
(Reuters) - A last-minute no-show by Pope Francis at a concert where he was to have been the guest of honor has sent another clear signal that he is going to do things his way and does not like the Vatican high life. The gala classical concert on Saturday was scheduled before his election in March. But the white papal armchair set up in the presumption that he would be there remained empty. Minutes before the concert was due to start, an archbishop told the crowd of cardinals and Italian dignitaries that an "urgent commitment that cannot be postponed" would prevent Francis from attending. The prelates, assured that health was not the reason for the no-show, looked disoriented, realizing that the message he wanted to send was that, with the Church in crisis, he - and perhaps they - had too much pastoral work to do to attend social events. "It took us by surprise," said one Vatican source on Monday. "We are still in a period of growing pains. He is still learning how to be pope and we are still learning how he wants to do it." "In Argentina, they probably knew not to arrange social events like concerts for him because he probably wouldn't go," said the source, who spoke anonymously because he is not authorized to discuss the issue. The picture of the empty chair was used in many Italian papers, with Monday's Corriere della Sera newspaper calling his decision "a show of force" to illustrate the simple style he wants Church officials to embrace. Since his election on March 13, Francis, the former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, has not spent a single night in the opulent and spacious papal apartments. He has preferred to live in a small suite in a busy Vatican guest house, where he takes most meals in a communal dining room and says Mass every morning in the house chapel rather than the private papal chapel in the Apostolic Palace. The day before the concert, Francis said bishops should be "close to the people" and not have "the mentality of a prince". On Saturday, while the concert was in progress in an auditorium just meters (yards) away, Francis was believed to be working on new appointments for the Curia, the Vatican's troubled central administration. The administration was held responsible for some of the mishaps and scandals that plagued the eight-year reign of Pope Benedict before he resigned in February. Francis inherited a Church struggling to deal with priests' sexual abuse of children, the alleged corruption and infighting in the Curia, and conflict over the running of the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank. Benedict left a secret report for Francis on the problems in the administration, which came to light when sensitive documents were stolen from the pope's desk and leaked by his butler in what became known as the "Vatileaks" scandal. The Vatican source said he expected Francis to make major changes to Curia personnel by the end of the summer. Anger at the mostly Italian prelates who run the Curia was one of the reasons why cardinals chose the first non-European pope for 1,300 years. The key appointment will be the next secretary of state, sometimes referred to as the Vatican's prime minister, to succeed the Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who has been widely blamed for the failings of the Curia.Pope Francis never explained his absence.
Now for the concert thrown by a bunch of Jews attended by the pope:
(VATICAN INSIDER ROME) Whoever attends this event will be able to share in those historic tears which reach us today through the sound of violins and feel a strong drive to ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust, a disgrace to humanity, are never repeated again. This was Francis’ message to Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires, with whom co-wrote the book On Heaven and Earth, published in 2010. The message was written by the Pope himself and will be read out during tomorrow’s “Violins of Hope” concert at Rome’s Parco della Musica, to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. In his message, the Pope assures the Rabbi of his spiritual presence during the event, which is itself a message. Francis’ long-time friend Skorka, an Argentinean Jew, arrived in Rome last week to meet the Holy Father, accompanied by a delegation of leaders from his Jewish community. The Rabbi decided to extend his stay in order to attend the concert. Twelve violins which survived the Holocaust will be played together, the Pope writes. He informs the public that they will be hearing pieces by Barber, Bloch, Sarasate, Vivaldi and Beethoven, but stresses that behind the sound of music, the hearts of each of those present will be able to make out the silent sound of tears. These tears reach us through the violins and make us want to ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust, a disgrace to humanity, are never repeated again. The President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, Renzo Gattegna, thanked the Pope for his words, expressing the hope that dialogue among Jews and Christians will continue to give fruits, in a climate of respect for each other’s cultures and traditions and in the spirit of friendship that transudes Francis’ words. Mr. Gattegna recalled that many members of his family died in Auschwitz and Treblinka concentration camps. Rabbi Skorka said that when the brainchild and organiser of the event, Viviana Kasam, explained the project to him, he knew he had to be present. He described the event as an exceptional way to pay tribute to the Holocaust’s martyrs. Skorka added that he expressed his enthusiasm about the event to the Pope in person. “I must have been convincing,” the Rabbi said, “because Pope Francis gave me a handwritten letter, authorising me to distribute it as a testimony of the sentiments he shares with me. It is an ideal extension in a way to the book we wrote together!”
“In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such a way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls.Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Several will abandon the faith, and a great number of priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true religion; among these people there will even be bishops. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
"Francis / Bishop of Rome."
Francis The Destroyer
For In Those Days Jesus Christ Will Send Them Not A True Pastor, But A Destroyer ~ St. Francis
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