'There are omens of even greater destruction': Pope issues chilling apocalyptic warning for mankind
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN: Addressing a Mass commemorating the appearance of Mary in 1531, Pope Francis has warned humanity of even "darker times in the future." He called for the Vatican congregation “to get involved with each other without delay, to go out to meet our brothers and sisters who have been forgotten and discarded by our consumerist and indifferent societies.” Plagued with ongoing wars, poverty, famines, and the rising cost of living among many, the world has "greater destruction and desolation" ahead, he warned as he shared his vision. The pontiff said, “It is a bitter time, filled with the rumbling of war, growing injustice, famine, poverty, and suffering," adding at this "bleak and disconcerting" time, there are "omens of even greater destruction and desolation.”
The Pope also spoke about “God's 'divine love and his coming down to us tell us that this too is a propitious time of salvation, in which the Lord, through the Virgin Mother, continues to give us his Son.” He reminded people of the Bible verse from John 3:16: “God who so loved the world, sent us his son, 'born of a woman', so that 'whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." While celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the pontiff added that the Virgin Mary “invites us to leave behind all the prejudices and fears that populate our hearts and to trust in the true God for whom we live, joyfully and confidently directing us to reaffirm our belonging to the Lord.”
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This is a difficult time for humanity, but it is also a propitious time of salvation, in which the Lord, through the Virgin Mary, continues to give us His Son, who calls us to fraternity, to set aside selfishness, indifference and enmity, and to get involved with each other.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) December 12, 2022
The year 2031 will mark the 500th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to a young man in Mexico. DailyMail reported that Pope Francis took the opportunity to call upon “all members of the pilgrim Church in the Americas, pastors and faithful, to participate in this celebratory journey that aims to promote an encounter with God through Our Lady of Guadalupe.” He concluded his speech with the words, “She wants to remind us that it was the Gospel that shaped the soul of Latin America, and that as believers in Christ it is our responsibility to be credible witnesses of the love of Jesus Christ and decisive protagonists in building a new culture.”
In October, while addressing the seminarians in Rome, the Pope warned against the practice of prevalent porn consumption among priests and nuns, calling it a ‘vice’ that members of the church and many others have fallen to, MEAWW reported earlier.