Yahoo: French President Emmanuel Macron held an “intense” meeting with Pope Francis during his first official visit to the Vatican on Tuesday, discussing global issues including the fate of migrants coming to Europe.
The tete-a-tete between the Argentine pontiff and Macron in the Vatican’s ornate library lasted 57 minutes — the longest between Francis and a head of state.
They also discussed secularism, inter-religious dialogue and climate change, the French presidency said in a statement that described a “very free and very intense exchange”.
Macron’s visit with the pope, who has called for “solidarity” with migrants, came as the thorny issue of migration casts deep divisions within the European Union. more …
Opinion: Francis rising. The pontiff’s progressive politics appear to be in lockstep with a young charismatic EU leader. Hmmm
The book of the Revelation 13:1-2,11-12 clearly identifies a powerful relationship between the final world ruler whom John called the beast and a powerful religious figure with two horns like a lamb whom John called the False Prophet.
- Beast Greek thērion – metaph. a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious; venomous
- Horn ke’-räs – a mighty and valiant helper
It is the valiant helper who will cause all, young and old, rich and poor, to worship the beast and take a mark on their right hand or forehead to show allegiance to the beast: “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”. Revelation 13:17-18
Take the mark or die, reminiscent of the forced conversions that began when Rome controlled most of the world and the Roman Emperor, Constantine (325 AD) forced Christianity onto his subjects. Forced conversions continued into the Crusades under Popes Claremont, and Urban in 1095 AD, while Jews were under the threat of the sword from the 4th century to the modern era.
Rome and Jerusalem are inextricably linked as the great prophet Daniel 9:26 identifies the final world leader will come from somewhere within its borders.
Rev. 17:1-2: “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
The picture above with Emmanuel Macron seeking the help and support of the Bishop of Rome should give even atheists chills.