Compare and Contrast Pope Francis Edition

Ok let compare and contrast Pope Francis’ latest move:

The Vatican City State announced Monday that effective October 1 no one can enter its territory without presenting a coronavirus Green Pass, by order of Pope Francis.

The Green Pass can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, demonstrating recovery from the coronavirus, or by showing a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, the Vatican ordinance states.

The decree also declares that the Green Pass mandate extends to the Vatican’s extraterritorial properties stipulated by the 1929 Lateran Treaty, which include Vatican-owned churches throughout Italy.

The pope himself instructed the Governorate of Vatican City State to issue the mandate in order “to prevent, control, and combat the public health emergency” in Vatican territory.

With the passage from Luke 5:12-14:

Now there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where he was; and when he saw Jesus, he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”

Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately.

Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but “Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”

Here’s the video from the Chosen season 1

When this Pope does stuff like it it’s the type of thing that really tests one’s faith.

In the end I believe God knows what he’s doing even if he and the spirit haven’t clued me in I trust their judgement.

This isn’t the first time we’ve had a “meh” Pope and the Church and the faith will be around long after he is gone.

So I’ll say a decade of the Rosary for him and get back to trying to keep myself on the right path which is where my efforts should be and the enemy wants me and you to be distracted from

One thought on “Compare and Contrast Pope Francis Edition

  1. It’s like Jesus said, “Be Afraid, always live in fear.”
    At least that is what I get from what I have seen in American churches for the last year and 8 months.

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