Worth Magazine’s Power 100 list ranks the most influential people in global finance each year. After months of scrutinizing, 2015’s list was released on October with a surprising person at the top: Pope Francis.
“We think financial power is about the ability to affect people’s lives,” says Richard Bradley, editor-in-chief of Worth Magazine. “It seems like an unconventional choice but the Pope has the world’s biggest pulpit. He’s also got the world’s most passionate audience.” Bradley believes that Pope Francis’ appeal and persuasion have moved beyond just Catholics and to the general population. “With the things that he’s talking about — immigration, poverty, climate change — he’s reaching more people about financial issues than anyone would have expected.”
Pope Francis the Bishop of Rome, on his visit to the United States in September 2015 was welcomed to the White House by President Obama and addressed the US Congress and was given a standing ovation as if he were the leader of a powerful nation, not the leader of a religion that is comprised of followers called Christians.
[WASHINGTON — Standing before Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace “the stranger in our midst” as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of the legislators.
Referencing the migration crisis in Europe as well as the United States’ own struggle with immigration from Latin America, Francis summoned lawmakers “to respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal.”
“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best as we can to their situation,” Francis urged.
He was welcomed enthusiastically to a House chamber packed with Supreme Court justices, Cabinet officials, and lawmakers of both parties, uniting the bickering factions before he even opened his mouth as all stood to cheer his arrival. The sergeant at arms intoned “Mr. Speaker, the pope of the Holy See” and Francis made his way up the center aisle in his white robes, moving slowly as lawmakers applauded, some inclining their heads in bows.] (Associated Press)
Pope Francis named Person of the Year 2013
[When, on March 13, Bergoglio inherited the throne of St. Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven—he made the same request of the world. Pray for me. His letter of retirement, a requirement of all bishops 75 and older, was already on file in a Vatican office, awaiting approval. Friends in Argentina had perceived him to be slowing down, like a spent force. In an instant, he was a new man, calling himself Francis after the humble saint from Assisi. As Pope, he was suddenly the sovereign of Vatican City and head of an institution so sprawling—with about enough followers to populate China—so steeped in order, so snarled by bureaucracy, so vast in its charity, so weighted by its scandals, so polarizing to those who study its teachings, so mysterious to those who don’t, that the gap between him and the daily miseries of the world’s poor might finally have seemed unbridgeable. Until the 266th Supreme Pontiff walked off in those clunky shoes to pay his hotel bill.
The papacy is mysterious and magical: it turns a septuagenarian into a superstar while revealing almost nothing about the man himself. And it raises hopes in every corner of the world—hopes that can never be fulfilled, for they are irreconcilable. The elderly traditionalist who pines for the old Latin Mass and the devout young woman who wishes she could be a priest both have hopes. The ambitious monsignor in the Vatican Curia and the evangelizing deacon in a remote Filipino village both have hopes. No Pope can make them all happy at once. [(Time Magazine) Thousands of people turned out to view Pope Francis ride is his Pope Mobil stopping on several occasions to kiss babies, children and handicapped that were in the crowds to view the Pope when he passed by to visit predetermined sites designed to gain attention for the church leader. Pope Francis arrived at the White House in a small Italian sedan instead of a luxury automobile as most other dignitaries to the White House arrive, apparently to reinforce his presented image of being in harmony with ordinary people by rebuffing the luxuriant lifestyle provided to the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican.
The news reporters and anchors gushed over Pope Francis’s actions calling him repeatedly the Holy Father. In the Time Magazine article naming Pope Francis the Person of the Year the reporter/ writer stated that Pope Francis was “the keeper of the keys to the kingdom” and that he inherited the throne of St. Peter. The speaker of the United States House of Representatives, a Catholic, openly wept as he listened to Pope Francis speak to the United States Congress. No religious leader has ever received the attentive devotion afforded to this religious leader of the Catholic Church. Media reporters, government members and Catholic representatives called the Pope’s excursion to and within the United States historic.
Pope Francis visited New York and Philadelphia on his visit performing several Masses which were televised showing the Pope dressed in splendid robes and surrounded by ornate fixtures used in Catholic ritual procedures. Pope Francis did indeed look like a regal authority dressed in his ornate ceremonial raiment. The Papal visit was hailed as a hugh success by the media, Catholic authorities and others including celebrities.
[From the outset of his papacy in March, Francis, who is 76, has chosen to use the global spotlight to focus on the church’s mandate to serve the poor and oppressed. He has washed the feet of juvenile prisoners, visited a center for refugees and hugged disabled pilgrims at his audiences. His pastoral presence and humble gestures have made him wildly popular among American Catholics, according to a recent Pew survey.] NYT
The worldly admiration for the religious leader of the world’s most influential Church, The Roman Catholic Church, is somewhat paradoxical when the history of the Roman Catholic Church both recent and centuries past is examined.
The media has been robustly covering the early 21 first century scandals of the Roman Catholic Church where many hundreds of Catholic Priests have been accused of having immoral sexual pedophile relationships with young boys within the Church confines. The scandal started small with accusations coming from only a small number of men who alleged they were molested by Church priests, but grew rapidly until the world became aware that hundreds on priests were involved in improper pedophile relationships with young boys serving in the Church in many countries around the world. The links below are just a few that report on what has become a world wide scandal for the Roman Catholic Church.
On his visit to the United States the Pope was welcomed and cheered by hundreds of thousands of people some praying publically, others having tears on their faces and many publically declaring their adoration and support for Pope Francis who publically asked forgiveness for scandals hitting the Church.
Catholic leaders in the Vatican claimed that the Vatican was not responsible for the actions of the pedophile priests because they were not responsible to the Vatican, but were citizens in their own countries and were responsible to the authorities in those countries. However, in the Fox News Latino link posted earlier, hundreds of Catholic Priests have fled their posts in Europe and the United States to South America, some to Pope Francis’s home country of Argentine and are still Priests serving the Church as Priests and still in contact with children in the Catholic Church. These accused pedophile priest could not move from countries where they are considered criminals to foreign countries, where they remain as priest that are still active in services, without the knowledge and consent of the church establishment not only in the foreign countries accepting the pedophile priest, but also leaders in the Vatican including Pope Francis.
Scandals that have rocked the Vatican
There are more scandals that have rocked the Vatican that is headed by the office of the Pope that have occurred in recent history.
The Vatican has been accused of being complicit with Adolph Hitler and Bento Mussolini in supporting them in World War 11 and making concordats that the war efforts of fascists government would not be opposed by the Roman Catholic Church. These Concordant agreements strengthened the Church by providing government enforced tax revenues to the Church but also an agreement with Mussolini giving the Roman Catholic Church 108 acres of land plus additional land and assets that became the Vatican, an independent city state within the borders of Italy, fulfilling the scriptural prophecy of a king different from the other kings of the Fourth Beast Government. Daniel 7:24 read YNCA’s article “The Mark of the Beast”
The history of the Roman Catholic Church is widely recorded and includes the raucous and many times immoral actions of the Popes throughout the history of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church had its beginning with the Church hierarchy joining with civil authority during the reign of Charlemagne in 318 A.D. The history of the Roman Catholic Church is replete with the use of force to retain power and exert it’s will over the population of Europe and even Jerusalem.
It is recorded in history how the Church leaders, including Popes, used power in conjunction with civil authorities to subject to the dictates of the Church even to the point of death to those who objected to Church authority. Popes changed the times and laws of the scriptures again fulfilling the scriptural prophecy of the different king who appeared as a symbolic lamb but spoke with the voice of Satan.
23 “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
There is no other entity in the history of the world that fulfils the prophecy in the scriptures of a different king that changes the times, Sabbath to Sunday, and biblical holy days to pagan days such as Christmas and Easter that are not in the Scriptures to religious days celebrated by much of the world’s population, than The Roman Catholic Church headed by the Pope. Revelation chapter 17; Read YNCA’s articles and “The S-Word and The Mark of the Beast”
The scriptures and history clearly describe the atrocities of the Roman Catholic Church that has proclaimed itself to have the power to change the laws of the Creator, the times of the Creator and has blasphemed the name of the Name of the Creator Yahweh while punishing even to death those people who opposed its self-proclaimed authority.
The Roman Catholic Church has been scandalized by dishonest financial dealings with its Vatican Bank, which controls billions of dollars of the Churches assets, including laundering money for the Mafia. It has also found to be complicit with prostitution rings including gay prostitution. The Church has been accused of being involved in profiting from baby theft selling the children of poor mothers to more wealthy people without the knowledge of the parents. The Church is also one of the largest supporters of breaking the immigration laws of the United States by receiving money of the United States Tax payer to care for illegal immigrants, from the Department of Homeland Security, and then releasing the illegal immigrants with no restrictions to where the illegal immigrants may travel.
How then can the Pope be so admired while the history of the Church is so scandalous, when the scriptures clearly describe the characteristics and actions of different King that appears religious but speaks with the voice of Satan? Read YNCA’s article “Do You Ever Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to You?”
2 Thess 2:5-12
5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
People can overcome this delusion, but not if they believe in powerful worldly institutions such as popular religions. Humans can read and follow the scriptures, but the scriptures will not be read by most people, let alone studied along with history and science to begin to understand Yahweh’s wonderful plans for those who do his will. People seem to be too busy and too selfish to learn how to have a wonderful never-ending future. Sadly, while most of these people love their children their actions will be witnessed and followed by their offspring.
1 Cor 2:6-9
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”—
The undeniable historical evidence
When the scriptures are studied and compared with history it remarkable how the symbols depicted in the scriptures are identifiable. Even though the scribes responsible for recording and protecting the scriptures have made changes, to the scriptures, to suit their own biases, i.e. the Creators name, people are still able to comprehend the nature of the Creator and His plans for Humankind. When history is compared to the scriptures the symbolic different king that looks religious yet speaks with voice of Satan can only be one earthly entity. And when that entity is described to work in concert with civil governments to martyr the saints (religious people) only one earthly entity looks like a different king, religious leader, that has its own kingdom, is rich and through its leaders changed the laws and Holy Days of Yahweh in addition to deceiving the people on earth into believing and following lawless acts. (The laws of Yahweh revealed in the scriptures)
The striking similarity between the religious leaders of today with their amazingly similar flowing robes and symbols of power in their large ornate buildings of worship worth millions of dollars to religious leaders Yahshua admonished as recorded in the scriptures is undeniable.
Over the centuries the very people who changed the name of Yahweh, in the scriptures, and violated the laws of Yahweh unknowingly recorded in the scriptures in a manner that when studied and compared with history their true nature, identity and sins are identified.
The fulfillment of the prophecies in the scriptures and the identifications of the symbolic figures can be seen when studied and compared to history. Read YNCAs article (The Proof of the Creator). The scriptures were written by many scribes over the centuries, yet when studied the message Yahweh has delivered to humans is consistent and clear. He has told people, in writing, what they must do to be in his Kingdom. He has also repeatedly warned people not to disobey him or they will be punished. Read YNCAs article (The Wicked Identified and Their Coming Fate)
He has predicted that humans will mostly ignore his warnings and suffer their inglorious fate. The Messiah, when he was on Earth as a human, was not popular, he was not liked; religious leaders hated him because he challenged their positions of prestige and power. He was treated by people far differently than the Pope, the religious leader of a powerful group of seeming religious leaders, with a history of corruption, that breaks the laws of both men and Yahweh claiming they get their power directly from a God whose name they have caused to become useless to Humans.
The fate of these self-important religious leaders along with their associates in civil governments is also predicted in the scriptures and it’s not good. Read YNCAs article
(The S –WORD)
1 John 2:15-17
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does — comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
For a better understanding of the plans the Yahweh has for his created Earth and its’ inhabitants both, living and deceased, read the YNCA articles listed in this writing and its’ website www.yncainfo.org and certainly read the scriptures. It is a matter of life and death.