Retired pope back at Vatican after German visit to brother
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican on Monday after a four-day visit to his ailing elder brother in their native Germany.
Benedict, a Bavarian native, flew from Munich to Rome aboard an Italian air force plane. He was seen off by Bavariaâs governor, Markus Soeder, who said it was a moment âof happiness and melancholy,â news agency dpa reported.
Benedict returned to his home in the Vatican gardens in the early afternoon, said Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni. It was his first trip outside Italy in over seven years....
Thanks Chris for your thoughts on this. You seem very sure about it.
I certainly agree with prayer for Catholics. I myself have befriended four Catholics, who all have a great deal of respect for me (I have to withhold the reason), and I realise I must have great wisdom towards them in turning them from religion to Christ.
As a Protestant Evangelical naturally I believe in salvation sola gratia (by grace alone), sola fide, (by faith alone), sola Christe, (in Christ alone), sola Deo Gloria (for the glory of God alone), and sola Scriptura ( according to the Scriptures alone). (Sorry about my rusty Latin, I havenât quite got it right!!).
However, MS and others, this news is important and significant. The no doubt last visit of the former Pope Benedict XVI to visit his brother, and his former city of Regensburg, really shows the end of the traditional Roman Catholic Church as we have known it, as the new and current Pope Francis, who I believe could be maybe the last but one Pope, completes the transition of that church, finally into the full blown modernist, liberal âone worldâ type global church, that will merge with all the others and the other faiths in the one world religion under the final Antichrist. Pope Benedict XVI is the last traditional Pope, and the end of traditional Catholicism.
Pope Francis now paved the way, for a successor, whether the next or one after, who I am sure will be the final false prophet, serving under the Antichrist in the last 7 years of human history. Let us pray for both traditional and modern Catholics to be truly saved, born again and delivered.