Is Pope Francis looking to promote a form of new cross that does NOT include Jesus Christ? On numerous occasions, the Pope has used, received as a gift, and even kissed crosses whose design does not include Jesus, and which bear startling resemblance to occult symbolism. In this article, we review three of these important instances where the Pope was publicly seen with the “new” crosses.
A “Snake” Cross in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During his visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day on July 27, 2013, Pope Francis was seen holding a most unusual cross during a meeting with cardinals and bishops.
The Pope was likewise seen kissing the unusual cross (with what seems like a serpent’s head) during the same meeting. The original photo can still be found in Getty Images.
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A Communist Cross in Bolivia
On July 8, 2015, Pope Francis received – and subsequently kept – a “Communist crucifix” as a gift from Bolivian President Evo Morales (left). The cross was presented by President Morales to Pope Francis upon his arrival in Bolivia during his South American tour.
According to reports, Morales told Francis that the “Communist crucifix” was modeled on a design created by the Rev. Luis Espinal, a politically active priest killed in Bolivia in 1980. The Pope stopped and prayed at the site of the shooting of Rev. Espinal.
One of Espinal’s friends and fellow Jesuits, the Rev. Xavier Albo, said Espinal’s intent was for the church to be in dialogue with Marxism, and said Espinal had altered his crucifix to incorporate the Communists’ most potent symbol: the hammer and sickle. Espinal was one of the foremost proponents of Liberation Theology – a Marxist-leaning theology movement born in South America that was condemned by both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II.
In an interview with the press on his way back to Rome after the trip, the Pope defended the “Communist cross” and praised Espinal:
Espinal was an enthusiast of this Marxist analysis of the reality, but also of theology using Marxism. From this, he came up with this work. Also the poetry of Espinal was of this kind of protest. But, it was his life, it was his thought. He was a special man, with so much human geniality, who fought in good faith, no? Making a hermeneutic like this, I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense, but I had to do this hermeneutic, and I say it to you so that there aren’t any wrong opinions.
Feast of Corpus Christi
On June 18, 2017, during the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis held another different version of the Cross without the image of Jesus Christ. Photo above shows the Pope holding the unusual Cross.
Many Catholic commentators, including priests such as Fr. Kevin Cusick, expressed serious concerns about the “new cross” that the Pope publicly carried. See below the Twitter reaction of Fr. Cusick.
“A New Form of the Cross Will be Introduced”
Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had never deviated from the traditional design of the Cross, which has as its center the person of Jesus Christ. This historically unique situation – of a living Pope seemingly introducing unusual, different interpretations of the Cross – reminds us of a prophecy given to Maria Divine Mercy, an Irish seer who has received numerous messages and prophecies from the Holy Trinity since 2010. Click on this article for a more comprehensive and critical analysis of Maria Divine Mercy – The Book of Truth: A Critical Review.
One of those prophecies included a prediction that “a new form of the cross will be introduced”.
In a message given on April 30, 2013 to Maria Divine Mercy, Jesus warned about the upcoming “new form of the cross” that was to be introduced by the False Prophet:
The letter is being written now to beckon all those in the service of the Catholic Church. Soon, all of My sacred servants will be informed of the changes, which they will be told are for the good of the Church.
The new rules, which will see amendments made to prayers during the Holy Mass, will seem innocent. To many, they won’t notice the significance, but it will relate to the Holy Eucharist and My Presence within It. The word ‘commemorate’ will be used and all churches will soon be stripped bare of their treasures. The taking of treasures, including gold Tabernacles – which will be replaced by those made of wood and stone – will be one of the signs that they are being gathered for the New World Religion.
Churches will be changed within their walls and this will involve the desecration of altars. The Monstrance, holding the Holy Eucharist, will begin to disappear and the days when My Holy Host is exposed will come to an end.
Cast scorn upon My Word now, and you will weep tears when these acts are brought before you. Soon, not long afterwards, the garments worn by My sacred servants, will be altered and a new form of the Cross will be introduced. The new atrocity will not be based on the simple cross. Instead it will feature, discreetly, the head of the beast.
I ask you to gather My holy Crosses now and keep them in your homes, along with Holy Water. I urge all of you to hold onto the Truth of what I have told you. Then I want you to trust in Me completely. Never believe that I Am leaving you at the mercy of the evil one. I will remain close to you at all times. I will pour special blessings on the heads of My beloved, loyal sacred servants to keep them entwined with My Sacred Heart.
PRAY GOD WILL REMOVE THIS ANTI -CHRIST POPE NOW ?….AMEN
Yes, I pray God remove him quickly!
TRUE,you have right!
Maybe the Pope just realized now that IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK BIBLE TEXT, the familiar English word CROSS in the Bible is translated from the Greek words STAU’ROS and XY.LON which simply MEANS a plank, a stick, a club, a piece of timber and a tree, NEVER A CROSSBEAM. That suggest that Jesus died hanging on a piece of timber or stick only, NOT in a crucifixion style of hanging. . .GRANTED that Jesus died hanging on a cross does that give room to make it a conducive symbol or familiar logo of Jesus’ true followers? In the whole New Testament there is no such tradition nor hints that Jesus followers ever used a crucifix or cross as a symbol of Christianity, ascribing it a sense of holiness. Jesus made it clear to his disciples that they were to be known as his followers, their hallmark, is in having an intense love among themselves, not by the sign of the cross.. Reference books has a lot to say about the popularity of the symbol of the cross in the pre-Christian era.
I totally agree with you sir
Jesus the Christ was not the first nor the only one crucified by the Romans. They killed many of their opponents to “law and order”. Golgatha was the place of execution for many. The point was made that Christ was but a “common criminal”..— There were stanchions in place. The condemned would carry the crossbeam to the place of death. There was a slot in the pole. The accused was nailed to the beam and then lifted into place and then his feet were nailed to the cross.
Devil,you are devil,that’s your own cross,n those who believe youYo go to the hell in Jesus Name.
The evil from the vatican is now so clear, that only an idiot can not see it. When the words of our lord are not taken seriously, then relgion becomes
opium of the people. Accepting the words of our lord unconditionaly does not
accepting his words blindly, but rather knowing, that his words contain eternal
life, and to understand that we must use our brains, and then people like
bergolio will not be able to deceive us.
This pope is not the first bad pope. The Church will survive Francis too. Jesus himself told us so. I am convinced that more bishops and priests will come forward, forced by circumstances perhaps, to openly declare that Francis is a danger to our faith. These may be too concerned for their position to speak up now, afraid they will be thrown to the curb, but aren’t we also overly concerned with our own reputation, circle of friends, personal comfort, to openly demand the pope be acknowledged as evil? No, we hide behind a pseudonym, afraid to identify ourselves, most having far less to lose than our bishop or priest. Stay the course. This too shall pass.
Pope francis has become dangerous, catholics should see this cardinals and bishops should stand firm against this it is evil, contrary to worlds expectations instead of a religious man leading people to God he leads them away from God, very sad indeed
The Antichrist has to come ,whether we like it not.It is a Bible prophecy and it has to be fulfill for us to know that Bible is true.
Can you please quote for me the verses
Go read revelat 1john 2.18
“And after sixty two weeks, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of a coming ruler shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end shall be with the flood, and ruins are determined, and war shall be until the end.
And he shall confirm a covenant with the many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease. And on a corner of the altar will be abominations that desolate, even until the end. And that which was decreed shall pour out on the desolator.” Daniel 9:26, 27
Messiah is Jesus Christ. But the ‘coming ruler’ is the final antichrist of which there have been many over the centuries.
Read and reread Revelation prayerfully. God will show you and direct you to other passages of Scripture. Read it out aloud (I do and it is wonderful)
Rev. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave its power to it, and its throne, and great authority.
This ‘beast’ is the antichrist. The dragon is the devil – satan. God will cause it to unfold in order that His word be fulfilled faithfully.
The days that are coming will be terrifying for those who know not Jesus Christ in truth and those who are playing ‘church’.
We have to get ourselves ready for Jesus…suddenly He will appear in the clouds of Heaven – Acts 1:9-11
Yes yes,you right, very correct
What an interpretation! I loved it
Pray, pray, pray and do penance if you believe this black propaganda, hearsay, misinformation, lies. The Saints do that for they have confidence and trust in God.
Satan’s minions resort to ACCUSATIONS…
We must not confuse the cross with crucifix. Writing about a cross in a manner that we seem to be writing about the crucifix is a terrible error. It is very far from the truth. It does not have a place in veritas, the Latin word for truth.
Salvation through Jesus Christ Alone, He is The Son of the Living God.. If you accept the Lord and Saviour.. turn the wicked way.. You will be saved..the important is not the design of the cross.. Jesus he is the died on the cross.. for you in me.. God is Love..
In this age of Fake news and false information, it is almost impossible to tell the truth from the lies. Whether true or not, we can never be misled if we keep focused on God.
Gods word is our guide. We must keep and love it with our lives. Christ Jesus is the living word of God.
You are definitely right but with our focus on God and doing what is possible in our hearts to imitate christ, we will survive those terrible things.More so if we have the word of God in our hearts then nothing physical can shake us
If they let down Issus Christ can put crescent on the cross, so can create a mongrel musulmano- Christian religion ?! Of course he would do it if they would use them! So we can expect anything!
This is it guys. Behold and embrace yourselves for the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. 666/athiest/illuminati will dominate our world and they’re taking their step-by-step procedure “New World Order.” I am ready of what will gonna happen to me. I’m a loyal follower of Jesus Christ not on other people who follows his/her posts on Facebook. Lol! God bless Earth.
The power is in the traditional old cross, don’t adopt the new one, make your own of you have to. Jesus is the light, the cross is the purveyor of that light. The traditional design is important.
I am not a Catholic, but I do respect the views here that wnat what they perseive to be the original cross from with an image of Jesus on it.
I would only like to say at this point that the truth is – Jesus Christ is not on the cross anymore. He was taken down by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, and they buried the body of Jesus in a brand new tomb belonging to Joseph. On the third day Jesus Christ rose from the dead according to the prophecies of Jesus and the old prophets before John the baptist.
Jesus, my frinds, is neither in the cradle, on the cross, nor in the tomb, but is now seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven, and is soon to come quickly as the Scriptures prophesy
Let us be ready. Jesus said – You must be born again. Please make sure you are.
As to te present pope. God will remove him at the right time.
Now is the right timr!
The point of having a body on the cross is not to show that we believe Jesus is still there. If you think so then you are most uncharitable. It is to emphasize the fact of Jesus’ suffering for us and hopefully to move us to appreciate more His sacrifice and “take up our own crosses” to follow Him as His disciples.
I am surprised to see the new cross with the serpent. The pope is demostrating the truism of the falling serpent which has become a Church system. The meaning of the Vatican is diving serpent which can be found Isaiah 27:1-.
Are we worshiping but the cross, the Pope or the Almighty God? Jesus said belief in me and in my father who sent me. I belief if we save God hold heaartedly and focus our attention on Him we will not have time to see or judge others. May God be our focus and Heaven our destination.
” looking to the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, “and sat down at the right” of the throne of God.” Heb 12:2
Be ready for His appearing everyone – Hebrews 9:28
Don’t you know the Pope is a senior occult member? Am telling you de Pope is an occultist
Only occultists know their members. No offence but if he is a senior member then obviously u are a junior
Surely my Lord God is mighty.
He doesn’t speak for speaking sake. All what He has said will surely come to pass.
Blessed are those who see these signs ,keep them to themselves and their people, read them, meditate everyday upon them, for my coming is at hand
No matter which pope the Catholic Church will try to define as a new pope, he will be for sure at the EVIL side. Don’t doubt this, people. The bible says ” The Whole World Lies in the Power of the Evil One”. But I believe in God. Some people are guided by demons/the devil, so I guess it means that angels/God also exist, right? If only demons existed (and not angels), I guess we wouldn’t be able to find peace in this world. I’ll always pray for God.
Yeah right.. I do believe in Jesus Christ.. To God Be The Glory..
This is the Second Coming.
It’s actually the serpent
God is coming. This is a sign . Its written in the bible that there’ll be false prophets. We can’t do much, Gods plans are being placed out as said in the bible. Our focus now is to be on our individual self God.
Actually we can do much…not to change the inevitable, but to help change the possible. By this I mean, and you may well know this ‘fiji’, that we can stand in the gap, intercede for the souls around us that God will be merciful to them and grant them repentance unto Life in Jesus, and obedience to the faith of Jesus Christ.
We can also pray that God would grant national repentance before time runs out.
God told Jeremiah …
Jer 18:7 The instant I speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, or to break down, or to destroy;
Jer 18:8 if that nation against whom I have spoken will turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to it.
Jer 18:9 And the instant I speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
Jer 18:10 if it does evil in My eye, not to obey My voice, then I will repent of the good which I had said to do good to it.”
God has chosen to work wonderfully through the means of prayer, this is why we are to pray without ceasing… that is to learn to be open to the leading of our Lord Jesus our Shepherd.
The cross wether it inscribed an image of crucified man or not should not be the center of interest but just a reminder that Jesus Christ saved mankind with his holy blood, spirit and soul by the passion of cross.whoever does not heed his word is not worthy of the promised Kingdom. He is risen and restored in his God state in heaven. He is not the appointed judge over all,lest we judge the actions of others?Worship God in Jesus mighty name and say amen
Pope is Satanist