Pope Francis’ “Last Christmas” Warning

In a grim speech, the Pope said that the current chaotic state of the world marks the beginning of the “end times”, and that this time next year the world is likely to be unrecognisable.  terrorism

Francis, who previously announced the beginning of World War 3, had labelled this year’s Christmas as a “charade” during a Mass at the Casa Santa Maria earlier in the month.

We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war,” he said earlier in December.

The Pontiff, who turned 79 on Thursday, elaborated on his views this weekend, telling a crowd, “While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realise that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last“.  Source

Comment

Does the fact that he holds the key to ending all this war never enter the head of this pontiff?  Is he really that blind that he doesn’t know that by obeying Our Lady’s simple request to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, there will be – as she promised – a period of peace in the world?  Or does he share Pope Benedict’s faithless view that, to paraphrase (but only slightly) “it can’t be that simple”? Do they also consider it an exaggeration of Our Lord to query whether or not, when He returns to earth at the end of time, He will find any faith – even in the Vatican? Speak!  

Are We Living In The End Times?

A number of correspondents and friends in conversation have recently raised the question of whether or not we are actually living in the end times. It seems obvious to me that we are, indeed, living in the end times (whether “the end” is next week, next year or a hundred years from now) so, but for these recent communications, I wouldn’t even think of posting a thread on the topic – it’s something to which we refer often in other discussions.

Then I received an email today containing a link to the Channel 4 documentary Secrets of the Vatican with a request to post a thread on the subject. However, I’ve only had time to watch the beginning of the film, and be warned, it is not pleasant at all. It’s not really necessary to watch it in order to participate in this discussion so my gut instinct is to say “don’t bother” – it’s all about the “filth in the Church” lamented by Pope Benedict. If you choose to watch it, say a prayer first, and then click on the picture of Christ the King to view.

Spiritual blindness is definitely one of the signs of the end times – see 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (“The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine… and will turn away from the truth…”)

The key discussion point for this thread, then, is this: are all the signs of the end times (of which Scripture warns) evident in the world today? Personally, I think they are, with bells on. What do you think?