aside Pope Francis Has Been The Victim Of Fake News Stories

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Recently a friend who was raised as a practicing Catholic was sharing with me her concern that Pope Francis is promoting “one world government/ order” as depicted in the below 6/27/17 “Prophesy In The News” article. In the report, the one reference to the Guardian is the only credible source but there is no link for the quote ascribed to it. However, I have found the link to the 6/16/15 Guardian article, “Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth’s ecosystem.”

Under Google, there are a myriad of titles referring to Pope Francis and this new world order, but none are from credible, reliable sources.

Examples of headlines:

Is the Pope Ushering In The New World Order and the False Prophet

NEW WORLD ORDER HAS BEGUN-FINAL WARNING

Pope Francis Doesn’t Even Hide -He Calls For One World Order

ALL Hail Francis, The New World Order Pope-Now The End Begins

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The “fake news” disseminaters seem to be twisting the outreach by Pope Francis to world and church leaders to assist him in spreading his concerns about climate change and in reducing the number of hate crimes towards those of different faiths, both global type issues, to be his Machiavellian plan towards creating a one world order/ government. The purveyors of fake news are equating the words, new global political authority with  “globalization,” defined as the process of transitioning the world into a global government/ one world order/ government.

A February 2017 NBC article details some of the fake news stories that have been targeting Pope Francis. It has all the ear marks of an all-out campaign to smear the reputation of Pope Francis and this tactic has been going on for more than a year..

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For now, here are excerpts from the June 27, 2017 “Prophesy In The News ” report, “Pope Francis Calls For ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity:’ (This is what is being shared with Evangelical conservative Christians.)

The Pope has argued that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”

Pope Francis called for “a one world government” and “political authority” this week, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”

“But what is raising eyebrows is the Pope’s call for a new global political authority. Here is more from the Guardian:”

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“Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us”.

“Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. His appeal echoed that of his predecessor, pope Benedict XVI, who in a 2009 encyclical proposed a kind of super-UN to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices.”

“The word “globalization” means exactly what it says. It is the process of transitioning the world into a global government. Religious leaders are playing their part in this great deception.”

“David Rockefeller famously said that a “global crisis” would have to occur before the people of the world would be willing to accept a New World Order. When the world economy suffered a dramatic crash in 2008, world leaders again proclaimed the need for a New World Order with global financial control.”

“As demonstrated by Pope Francis, climate change and the global warming hoax is now the global elite’s preferred method of scaremongering, as they attempt to shepherd humanity closer to unified totalitarian rule.”

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“Disturbingly, world religious leaders are also beginning to come together as one to preach from the same hymn sheet, instructing their sheep to accept the components of the New World Order’s one world government.”

“The call for a world government, led by Pope Francis, Ayatollah Al-Milani, the Dalai Lama and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, is seen as a major step on the road to the New World Order that was prophesied over 2,000 years ago.”

“The world religious leaders came together on June 14 to make a joint statement through a video calling on people to embrace ideas of friendship and unity, and to overcome negativity and division in society.”

Reported by: Israel, Islam, and End Times

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Pope Francis has taken a stance on “climate change” by giving credence that the science regarding it, is for real…This stance has angered many conservatives who believe that the current consensus about climate change is a hoax…

On October 24, 2017, Nicola Davis of the Guardian penned the following report and here are some excerpts:

Issued in June 2015, Pope Francis’s encyclical, called Laudato Si’, warned of an “unprecedented destruction of ecosystems” if climate change continues unchecked and cited the scientific consensus that human activity is behind global warming.

The pontiff’s comments were seen by many as a significant call for action in the battle against climate change, focusing on the moral need to address the impact of humans on the planet.”

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In a nationally representative survey of 2,755 individuals across the US, including more than 700 Catholics, researchers quizzed individuals on their attitudes towards climate change, its effects on the poor and papal credibility on the issue, together with questions on their political views and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity.

Overall, the team found that members of the public who identified as politically liberal, whether Catholic or not, were more likely to be concerned about climate change and perceive climate change as disproportionately affecting the poor than those who identified as conservative.

But, the authors say, among both conservative Catholics and non-Catholics who had heard of the encyclical, the pontiff’s perceived credibility decreased as political leaning veered to the right.

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On October 3, 2017, Arthur Neslen of the Guardian penned the following article demonstrating how the pontiff has been aligning with other leaders to spread the warning about climate change being a serious issue,  “Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels.”(This has nothing to do with creating a “one world order” or government.)

“More than 40 Catholic institutions are to announce the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi.”

“The sum involved has not been disclosed but the volume of divesting groups is four times higher than a previous church record, and adds to a global divestment movement, led by investors worth $5.5tn.”

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“Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief said: “I hope we will see more leaders like these 40 Catholic institutions commit, because while this decision makes smart financial sense, acting collectively to deliver a better future for everybody is also our moral imperative.”

“Church institutions joining the action include the Archdiocese of Cape Town, the Episcopal Conference of Belgium and the diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, the spiritual home of the world’s Franciscan brothers.”

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“In a symbolically charged move, the Italian town of Assisi will also shed all oil, coal and gas holdings the day before a visit by the Italian prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, to mark St Francis’s feast day.”

“The origins of the latest church action lie in last year’s climate encyclical by Pope Francis – himself named after St Francis of Assisi.”

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The “Prophesy In The News report also referred to the pontiff reaching out to other leaders to create more civility towards others of different faiths. This attempt does not equate with the pope creating a “one world order/ government.”

On June 15, 2017, Carol Kuruvilla of the HuffPost penned the following report, “World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal.”

Excerpts:

In a rare move, major religious leaders ― from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama ― issued a joint appeal Wednesday asking people to follow a simple bit of advice: Make friends with people of other faiths.”

“Our advice is to make friends to followers of all religions,” Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani, one of the U.K.’s most senior Shia Muslim clerics, said in a video recording.

“Personal contact, personal friendship, then we can exchange a deeper level of experience,” the Dalai Lama said.

“Pope Francis chose to speak about his long friendship with the Argentinian Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who also appeared in the video. ”

“My religious life became richer with his explanations, so much richer,” Francis said of Skorka. “And I guess the same happened for him.”

“Make Friends” is an initiative of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, an interfaith organization with offices in Israel and the US. In a press release, organizers said the project’s mission is to counter the idea that people view each others’ religions with distrust or disdain ― and to potentially even reduce violence conducted in the name of religion.”

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Examples of  fake news 

On February 11, 2017, Claudio Lavanga of NBC News penned the following report, “Pope Francis Targeted by ‘Fake News’ Amid Tensions With Conservative Catholics.”

Excerpts:

“A fake front page of the Vatican’s official newspaper was sent to cardinals and bishops by an anonymous source this week as part of what appears to be an ongoing campaign to undermine Pope Francis.”

“The page, obtained by NBC News, purports to be the front of the Osservatore Romano and contains a spoof interview with the 80-year-old pontiff under the headline in Italian, “He answered!”

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“In the imaginary interview, the pope addresses a controversial request from 4 cardinals to clarify his position on whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Holy Communion. The pope supposedly answers “yes and no” to the same question — casting doubt over whether he has a clear view on the issue.”

“The fake news story comes a week after walls around Rome were festooned with illegal posters criticizing the pope’s actions.”

“The posters showed an image of a stern-looking Francis above the question: “Eh, Francis, you’ve commissioned congregations, removed priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, you’ve ignored cardinals … but where’s your mercy?”

“The posters took issue with Francis’ recent actions which affected conservative Catholic groups.”

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“The incidents underscore the tensions between Francis and some conservative elements of the Catholic Church. The pope’s calls for a less strict church that is more compassionate toward “imperfect” members, such as those who divorced and remarried, has not been welcomed by some conservative members.”

This is not the first time Francis has been the subject of inaccurate reports. In 2015, the Quotidiano Nazionale newspaper reported, wrongly, that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor right before a much anticipated and debated Synod on the Family.”

Related Articles: 

Don’t fall for this Pope Francis hoax: 5 things to know and share …http://www.ncregister.com/ Jan 2, 2014 – 

How to Spot Fake News – FactCheck.org http://www.factcheck.org/ Nov 18, 2016 – 

4 comments

  1. Frankly. I’d rather like to have a world of cooperation and togetherness, freed of national belligerence… Yes, I’m a dreamer! But climate change is real and needs universal action. Poverty is always with us and ditto.
    I don’t really understand what frightens these people so much that they believe all this nonsense.

    • Dear Memoirsofahusk,

      I don’t get it either. Pope Francis is trying to address to major global issues that need to be faced to save the lives of peoples. His attempts are being turned into something ugly. Why? It seems that conservatives within the Church disagree with his stances and literally despise him.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. Anyone who suggests world togetherness is either a scheming Illuminate or a Socialist (or both).
    The Alt Right in the US sees Pope Francis as a proto-communist and the doctrinal wing of Catholicism are in horror of him.
    Recently his security folk expressed concern about his safety because of his knack of getting close to crowds, his reply was
    ‘Why should you worry about my safety? There are no cardinals there,’
    A good post though Gronda showing there is hope and there are people who will try and work for Community

  3. Dear Roger,

    Great Analysis!

    The hard right Catholics and non-Catholics really do not care for this Pope and their efforts to discredit him show this. But I love his joke. The hard right Cardinals are the ones trying to make his life miserable.

    I happen to admire him in his attempts to do what is right in the face of so much opposition.

    Hugs, Gronda

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