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Secularists Gather to Pray for Peace

Pope to lead prayers with Jewish, Arab secularists; No word on whether Peres will ask Vatican to open storage vaults
Pope Francis with Shimon Peres, last month in Jerusalem.

Pope Francis with Shimon Peres, last month in Jerusalem.
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Pope Francis, Israeli President Shimon Peres and chief Palestinian Holocaust denier Abu Mazen will pray this evening for peace in the Middle East.

The prayer session will be held in the Vatican Gardens, where there are no Christian religious symbols.

It is unclear whether Peres, an avowed secularist and scion of the anti-religious Labor Zionist movement, will receive instruction on Jewish prayer from Rabbi Abraham Skorka, the pope’s rabbinic advisor and personal friend.  There is also no word from Peres’ office about whether the outgoing president will ask the Pontiff to open Vatican archives and to restore Jewish property to its rightful owners. It is widely believed the Church holds priceless manuscripts and property stolen from Jewish communities around the Christian world over the past 1800 years, as well as some of the Holy Vessels stolen from the Bet Hamikdash when the Temple was destroyed in the year 70 CE.

 

 

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9 Responses to “Secularists Gather to Pray for Peace”

  1. Anthony Kent says:

    Secularists gather to smile at the camera.

  2. Dan Silagi says:

    Meir Halevi Siegal — You're a nasty, miserable, bigoted putz. You don't even have half the class of Yori Yanover.

  3. Good on decor—at least.

  4. Tehila Muntz says:

    but its in vain, HaShem will not hear their prayers it is an Abomination to HIM…there will be no real peace only calamity will come when the people cry Peace Peace Peace…

  5. Jason Reaney says:

    Its a satanic bro-mance!

  6. Jane Folkard says:

    Why on earth, would they have anything to do with the pope? Return the stolen vessels from The Second Temple. The Roman Catholics do not have a mandate over Christianity. Millions of us do not follow their Ideology.
    I am a Christian. I believe in The Old and New Testament. Respect for Israel and all Jews. They are Gods Chosen. And history confirms that.

  7. Karen Bryant says:

    Real Christians don’t miss the irony. And we are with Israel.

  8. Prophecy as the try to create a OWR but true Christians see the beginning of the book of Revelation unfolding. False peace.

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