Sunday, 31 March 2013
Pope Francis First 'Urbi et Orbi' - Easter Sunday
In his first 'Urbi et Orbi' 250,000 people gathered together in Saint Peter's Square to listen to Pope Francis I and his message to the world. With a new church and new begining there are clear goals and important priorities to address.
Pope Francis, in his his first Easter Sunday address has called for peace in the world and has also appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula.
Francis has also specifically called for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, an end to the civil war in Syria, and for political solutions to the conflicts in several African countries.
Former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, made defence of nature an early hallmark of his pontificate. Pope Francis has condemned the 'iniquitous exploitation of natural resources' and urged everyone to be 'guardians' of creation.
The gentle man has identified very important points that we can no longer ignore. Credit to him.
Speaking in Italian he said 'Peace in Asia, above all on the Korean peninsula: may disagreements be overcome and a renewed spirit of reconciliation grow,'
'How many deserts, even today, do human beings need to cross! Above all, the desert within, when we have no love for God or neighbour, when we fail to realise that we are guardians of all that the creator has given us and continues to give us,'
Francis, took his name in honour of St. Francis of Assisi. Revered as a symbol of austerity and the importance of the natural world, he said: 'Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this 21st century.
'Peace to the whole world, torn apart by violence linked to drug trafficking and by the iniquitous exploitation of natural resources! Peace to this our Earth! May the risen Jesus bring comfort to the victims of natural disasters and make us responsible guardians of creation.'
Pope Francis is still living in the Vatican guesthous, where he stayed during the conclave, instead of living in the Vatican Apostolic Palace papal apartments. Francis choses simplicity and has proven to be a people's person. With keeping hold of his coat of arms from when Cardinal, he has made it clear in this gesture that he has no intention to change who he is.
'On Holy Thursday, two women were included among the 12 people whose feet he washed and kissed during a traditional ceremony that had previously been open only to men.' - With revisiting the ancient times, there were 12 Apostles and two women were significant in the bringing of faith around the world, the Virgin Mary and Mary Magalene. This continues today.
Francis has opened his heart to the people, bringing more people to know how the Bishop of Christ is connecting with everyone. People are staring to think about the church with love. Even non believers have expressed warmth for this gentleman eve not knowing him personally. The energy of love is a gift servants of Christ give. Francis has shown how he intends to carry on. He has invited ordinary people to his morning Mass at the guesthouse, including Vatican street sweepers and gardeners.
Eater Sunday is commemorated with being the day Christ ressurrected from the dead after crucifixion. This was to be the miraculous power of God to show mankind that He is the power over this earth - not man. If Christ had not ressurected, there would be no value or power in maintaining this. Through conquering death, Christ has ensured Almighty God rules this entire world.
With the ressurecton of Christ, Mary Magdalene, in the company of Emperor Tiberius, spoke of this miracle. Thee Emperor replied 'If Christ is risen - this egg is red'. Immediatly the egg turned red. Since this time, eggs have been colored red by Orthodox Christians to mark the occassion. The ancient tradition has the meaning of easter eggs from this time.
The Swiss Guards appearing to be guarding the inner circle; with visible the statue of Saint Peter holding two keys in one hand and his finger pointing to what appears to be a clear road.
Corresponding to this time is the Passover, or Pesach, from over 3000 years ago when Moses led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt. This is an important time for all Jewish people for it was Moses calling to set people free, with God's Will and Authority.
Locals and tourists attend the 'Explosion of the Cart' folk tradition of Florence
It seems that the images in the original article in the Daily Mail have been published in reverse order and perhaps this is deliberate. It is the time of return and repentance. Return also to spiritual laws to be understood in context.
This particular image gives the impression of an angel. Pyyrotechica have been used for the effects.
The show is supposed to guarantee a good harvest and business, according to tradition
Notice this is another gathering of people, in a tradition outside Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence. What people are meant to see is being shown in front of their eyes. Nothing is actually hidden from anyone.
Florence was the birthplace of Dante Alighieri, famous Italian writer of the Divine Comedy. Florence means 'flower' with the Queen of flowers, being the Virgin Mary. May Queens are crowned in this time. The month of may is dedicated to Mary.
This is taken before the fireworks were lit, as the link below shows, photographs in reverse order are for a reason. Notice the red fleur de lis banners. Research shows meaning 'warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity'.
'The First Crusade (1096–1099) was a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632–661), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099. It was launched on 27 November 1095 by Pope Urban II with the primary goal of responding to an appeal from Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, who requested that western volunteers come to his aid and help to repel the invading Seljuq Turks from Anatolia. An additional goal soon became the principal objective—the Christian reconquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and the freeing of the Eastern Christians from Islamic rule.'
There are specific people who have been given responsibilities throughout the ages. The Jews have been trusted with the oracle of God. The Holy Bible clearly identifies the Crowns and the Book of revelation is unfolding in this present time. What people have done to cover up the truth in history is being brought out into the open and exposed. Everyone deserves to know the truth.
To repeat what has been written above so readers can start to gain perspective - 'Pope Francis has condemned the 'iniquitous exploitation of natural resources' and urged everyone to be 'guardians' of creation.'
'Blessed are they who are meek, for they will inherit the earth.' Matthew 5:5
Carefullly consider this without war. Christ conquested the world with love for humanity.
Peace, love and best wishes
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