“Catholics were among those who persecuted and denounced the Pentecostals, almost as if they were crazy!!,”

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“I am the shepherd of the Catholics and I ask you to forgive my Catholic brothers and sisters who did not understand and were tempted by the devil!?!”

Pope Francis-Bergoglio is our chastisement! Domine, miserere nobis.

CASERTA, Italy (RNS) Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday (July 28).

The pope made his second visit in as many days to the Mafia stronghold near Naples, this time to meet evangelical pastor Giovanni Traettino, whom he befriended while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

During the visit, Francis apologized for the persecution suffered by Pentecostals under Italy’s fascist regime in the 1920s and 1930s and urged Christians to celebrate their diversity and unity.

“Catholics were among those who persecuted and denounced the Pentecostals, almost as if they were crazy,” Francis said.

“I am the shepherd of the Catholics and I ask you to forgive my Catholic brothers and sisters who did not understand and were tempted by the devil.”

Since his election last year, the pope has been reaching out to other faiths and has held talks with Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders. On Monday, he went even further by apologizing for what Catholics had done.

Luca Baratto, a pastor from the Italian Federation of Evangelical Churches, said the pope’s apology was unexpected and greatly appreciated.

“It is very important to remember the racial laws through which the Pentecostals were victims under fascism,” he told the Italian news agency, AdnKronos. “We really appreciate the opening of dialogue by this pope.”

Calling the pope “my beloved brother,” Traettino said the evangelical community was deeply grateful for the visit, which would have been unthinkable until recently.

Indeed, whereas now-retired Pope Benedict XVI channeled his energies into trying to reconcile with traditionalist Catholics, Francis has spent more time reaching out to conservative evangelical leaders; his recent three-hour meeting with American televangelists raised some eyebrows and resulted in what was dubbed the first-ever papal high-five.

“With a single gesture he has opened the door wider, overcoming any complications of protocol and going directly to the heart of human relations,” Traettino said of his meeting with Francis.

One participant said it was a very emotional moment when the pope asked forgiveness, and “everyone was in tears.”

The pope arrived in Caserta by helicopter and after a private conversation at Traettino’s home, he met with the community of the Evangelical  Church of Reconciliation at the site of their church, which is under construction.

A notable absentee was Bishop Tony Palmer, the charismatic preacher who used a cellphone camera to record Francis’ appeal for unity between Catholics and evangelicals. He was killed just over a week ago (July 20) in a motorcycle crash in the United Kingdom.

On Saturday, around 200,000 faithful gathered for the pope’s first stop in Caserta, a stronghold of the notorious Naples Mafia known as Camorra.

The pontiff did not mention the Camorra, which runs a vast organized crime empire including drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion, but spoke out against “corruption and lawlessness” during his address.


Galantino defends attacking… “the expressionless faces of those who recite the Rosary!”

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The Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference despised  “the expressionless faces of those who recite the Rosary before the clinics where abortion is practiced.”

Nunzio Galantino is Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference since last December, when as Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio Pope Francisco you? Appointed to that position.

The last May gave an interview to “Quotidiano” in which he referred to these derogatory terms to the many faithful that all abortorios world focus to pray the Rosary to Our Lady for an end to the scourge of abortion.

The reporter asked if the CIS had invested heavily in “non-negotiable values” (life, family, education), to which Galantino responded:

“We believe in the sacredness of life. In the past we have focused only on abortion and euthanasia. You can not, in the middle is the existence that develops. I do not identify with the expressionless faces of those who recite the rosary outside clinics who practice abortion, but with young people who are opposed to this practice and strive for the quality of life of the people, for the right to health, to work. “

On what its like for the Italian Church, Galantino said:

“You can talk about any topic, as married priests, the Eucharist to divorced, homosexuality, without taboos, from the Gospel and giving reasons for our positions.”

“And then what would you say to a couple of gay believers living together faithfully for years?”  asked the reporter:

“I would listen to your story, as I try to do for all relationships between people I have ever encountered and I am still. It is not necessary to always have something to say. Many times it is important to listen before speaking. “

His defense came in an interview to the magazine Sempre, which incorporates section agency Zenit Italian and translated into Spanish blog Secretum meum mihi

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(Zenit)  –  The Secretary believes that the CIS has been dealt a wrong due to media manipulation. “The interview in question, he explains, was born in a specific context: the influence of the media. At that time I stated that we should be particularly attentive to the television which uses only images that help support the person’s own thesis. I cited the example of framing the color expressionless face those who recite the rosary in front of abortion clinics against. “

A media method “seeks depontenciar not only recited the rosary in front of the clinic, but also the great and extraordinary movement, which is behind,” says Msgr. Galantino. Therefore, his was more of a warning to be on guard against such instrumentalities. The decontextualized statement of the interview was therefore wrong font. “Sometimes, reflects the prelate exponents of certain of our movements do not read the interview in its entirety, but only the title of the newspaper, which obviously has every interest to choose only those expressions that scandal and create problems. Thus began trills 10,000 or 15,000 Facebook posts against Bishop Galantino … “.

In this context of criticisms that have been turned against the Secretary of the CIS states he was “impressed” by the “summary malice of certain persons who claim to recite the rosary. It is disturbing to know that whoever recites the Rosary to be able to express yourself with these colors with this verbal violence. “



Just Days Before Pope Francis Was to Meet His Friend Evangelical Tony Palmer – He Dies In Motorcycle Accident!!!


R.I.P.  –  Tony Palmer

Died July 20, 2014

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will visit the southern Italian city of Caserta later this month to meet with both Catholic and Evangelical leaders there. Fr Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See’s press office, announced on Thursday that the Pope will travel by helicopter to the city on the afternoon of Saturday July 26th for a meeting with the clergy of the diocese, followed by an open-air Mass in front of the famous Royal Palace known as the Reggia di Caserta.
On Saturday evening Pope Francis will return to the Vatican but on Monday the 28th he will travel down to the city again for a private visit with the leader of the Italy’s Evangelical Church of Reconciliation, Rev. Giovanni Traettino. Pope Francis became friends with the Pentecostal pastor when, as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took part in ecumenical events alongside Catholics from the charismatic renewal movement. The then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, along with Traettino and Capuchin Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, were the principal speakers at a large ecumenical charismatic gathering in the Argentinian capital in 2006. Last month, the Pope met privately with a group of evangelical pastors and televangelists at his Vatican residence.

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Mysterious tribe in Amazon Rainforest makes first contact with outside world

A 2011 photo released by Survival International of uncontacted Indians seen from a Brazilian government's observation aircraft in the Brazilian Amazon forest, near the border with Peru. Last month, the government reportedly made contact with an uncontacted tribe in the same region where the footage was taken.

A 2011 photo released by Survival International of uncontacted Indians seen from a Brazilian government’s observation aircraft in the Brazilian Amazon forest, near the border with Peru. Last month, the government reportedly made contact with an uncontacted tribe in the same region where the footage was taken.

An isolated indigenous tribe in the Amazon Rainforest has made its first contact with mainstream society, according to the Brazilian government’s Indian affairs department, FUNAI.

But some fear the peaceful encounter with Brazilian government scientists in Acre State near the Peruvian border late last month could be a dangerous development for the uncontacted people, who are said to be extremely vulnerable to illnesses like the common cold.

The journal Science reported that the June 29 encounter was reportedly the government’s first with an uncontacted tribe since 1996.

After sightings last month, Brazil’s Indian Affairs warned that the uncontacted tribe could face risk of “tragedy” and “death,” according to Survival International, an advocacy group for indigenous tribes that has called on the Peruvian government to crack down on illegal deforestation that is believed to have caused the uncontacted peoples to flee.

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Gleison Miranda/AFP/Getty ImagesA 2011 photo of uncontacted Indians in the Amazon Rainforest.

The group is said to imitate animals as a way of expressing emotion — the sound of a jaguar for anger, a wild pig when scared — according to a Survival International interview with José Carlos Meirelles, an advisor to the Brazilian government who is one of the few to know anything about the reclusive group.

In 2011, Mr. Meirelles and the BBC shot video and photographs of an uncontacted tribe in the same region as last month’s encounter, though it was not clear whether it was the same tribe.

The shots were heralded as proof of the existence of uncontaced peoples amid accusations that reports of the tribes were no different than Scotland’s Loch Ness monster. Denials of uncontacted people have long been perpetuated by those with logging interests in the region, Ms. Eede wrote.

According to FUNAI, at least 77 isolated groups are believed to be living in the Amazon.

Gleison Miranda/AFP/Getty Images


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