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The Vatican's peace doves got a lot less further than the crow flies.

Pope Francis proudly prompted a girl and boy to release two doves of peace for the Ukraine on Sunday at the Vatican in front of thousands, who saw them rapidly being brutally attacked by a crow and a seagull looking for a good meal.

Prior to giving the doves to the children to free them, he prayed for peace in the Ukraine.

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We don’t want to make fun of the Holy See’s prayers. After all, it could happen to Jews, also.

But Jews are supposed to back up their prayers with deeds to change their actions and improve themselves to be merited with God’s help to save them from enemies rather than simply carrying on as usual and praying that the enemies should change their ways.

The Vatican’s annual Caravan of Peace festival seems to be something with as much substance as the Obama administration, or that of Bush, Reagan Blair or any other world leader, condemning terrorism.

Al Qaeda does not shiver in its boots every time U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appeals for terrorists today down their weapons, and the U.S. State Dept. routine condemnations of terror have about as much effect as the pope’s doves.

For the record, Pope Francis stated, “I am close to Ukraine in prayer, in particular to those who have lost their lives in recent days and to their families. I hope that a constructive dialogue between the institutions and civil society can take place, that any resort to violence is avoided and that the spirit of peace and a search for the common good is in the hearts of all.”

He gave the boy and girl the two doves and then patted their little heads after they released them.

The annual peace gesture has been as effective as the peace process. Last year a sea gull pounced one of the doves.In 2012, the doves had enough sense to simply fly back into the Vatican’s apartments.

Perhaps it is not by accident that doves are one of the birds that Jews sacrificed in the times of the Holy Temples.

In today’s terms, that could be called a true sacrifice for peace.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. The popes in the past have saved many Jews from the Nazis…the issue is the apocalyptic revelation that there will be a false peace between warring factions before the Lord comes…believe or not this will happen and the doves r signs and wonders of these last days.

  2. The roman catholic church is just the roman empire under the guise of christianity now ruled by popes instead of Ceasars. they have as many household gods as the romans had in their days.

  3. Read the prophecies and Daniel and you will find out that the Little Horn is the Papacy who murdered millions during the Dark Ages, and will do so again. Every Jew should know this — Daniel is in the Tanach.

  4. Read the prophecies and Daniel and you will find out that the Little Horn is the Papacy who murdered millions during the Dark Ages, and will do so again. Every Jew should know this — Daniel is in the Tanach.

  5. Ronny Mole, Christianity is fake you say? Please tell me who in Israel is of the bloodline of David. The Messiah is to come from his lineage. Also, where are you making your sin sacrifice now that the Templemount is under muslim control?

  6. Ronny Mole, Christianity is fake you say? Please tell me who in Israel is of the bloodline of David. The Messiah is to come from his lineage. Also, where are you making your sin sacrifice now that the Templemount is under muslim control?

  7. It depends on whether you trace only from the fathers or not. With Solomon’s 3000 concubines and 700 wives, plus the Diaspora and exilic periods, pretty much anyone can be of the line of David.

  8. we are all one- and we are one with all the earth and all her creatures- The Seagull said, “there can be no peace as long as the seas are poisoned” and the Raven said, “there can be no peace as long as the earth remains polluted” they spoke for all creatures. I hope we have the ear to hear and the courage to act

  9. we are all one- and we are one with all the earth and all her creatures- The Seagull said, "there can be no peace as long as the seas are poisoned" and the Raven said, "there can be no peace as long as the earth remains polluted" they spoke for all creatures. I hope we have the ear to hear and the courage to act

  10. Dear Mr. Gary Harper,
    Jews are from the mother. If you father is Jewish but the mother is not, the children have a Jewish name but are NOT Jewish.
    Obviously, the Jewish father does NOT know the divine punishments of his choice. Got to http://www.divineinformation.com search intermarriage and learn. Know the divine knowledge, better than an ivy league college degree. I can prove it. All you need to do is SERIOUSLY watch every lecture on the site. Start with Torah and Science, then Life after Death, ethics of the fathers series etc.

  11. Dear Mr. Gary Harper,
    Jews are from the mother. If you father is Jewish but the mother is not, the children have a Jewish name but are NOT Jewish.
    Obviously, the Jewish father does NOT know the divine punishments of his choice. Got to http://www.divineinformation.com search intermarriage and learn. Know the divine knowledge, better than an ivy league college degree. I can prove it. All you need to do is SERIOUSLY watch every lecture on the site. Start with Torah and Science, then Life after Death, ethics of the fathers series etc.

  12. There is a question that has been ignored time and time again. Is there anyone interested in answering this question: Who, exactly, is responsible for overriding God’s eternal covenant with Israel – to sacrifice animals every day and always?
    When spoken about animal sacrifices as prescribed by God, to Moses, Jews speak of such things as if the laws of Moses do not apply to present Israel, why is that?
    God is ignored entirely, yet, according to Jews and this newspaper, God is the center of Israel.
    Are Jews aware of Moses’ law? And if they are, why are they ignoring it?

  13. There is a question that has been ignored time and time again. Is there anyone interested in answering this question: Who, exactly, is responsible for overriding God’s eternal covenant with Israel – to sacrifice animals every day and always?
    When spoken about animal sacrifices as prescribed by God, to Moses, Jews speak of such things as if the laws of Moses do not apply to present Israel, why is that?
    God is ignored entirely, yet, according to Jews and this newspaper, God is the center of Israel.
    Are Jews aware of Moses’ law? And if they are, why are they ignoring it?

  14. His birthday is unknown true, as is His return, but the faith is not fake, nor are His teachings…what may be faked is how people respond and live…but is that not the problem since the beginning?

  15. The birds that attacked them represent the Kabbalah pillars of mercy and severity. They are meant to show us that we cannot fully trust the goyim in the years to come. They don’t want peace.

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