We have finally been appropriately acknowledged by His Holiness

An historic meeting between Catholic and Jewish leaders with a fraternal grip to show their loyalty and affection towards each other.

A few snippets from an article in the SL Tribune.

Pope Francis, Russell Nelson share a hug, discuss global relief in first-ever meeting between a Latter-day Saint prophet and a Catholic pontiff



(Photo courtesy of the Vatican) Pope Francis met with Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the Vatican.

For the first time, a Catholic pope and a Latter-day Saint prophet met — faith to faith and face to face.

Pope Francis and Russell M. Nelson, top leaders of separate global Christian religions, sat down together Saturday at the Vatican for a 33-minute exchange a day before the American-born faith dedicates its first temple in Rome, the cradle of Catholicism.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the meeting between the 82-year-old Francis and the 94-year-old Nelson, early Saturday morning. M. Russell Ballard, the 90-year-old acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, attended as well.










(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson gave Pope Francis a Christus statue and a framed Proclamation on the Family in Italian during their historic meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson gave Pope Francis a Christus statue and a framed Proclamation on the Family in Italian during their historic meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, March 9, 2019.(Photo courtesy of the Vatican) Pope Francis met with Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Vatican.(Photo courtesy of the Vatican) Pope Francis met with Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Vatican.(Photo courtesy of the Vatican) Pope Francis met with top Latter-day Saints leaders including M. Russell Ballard (shaking hands) and President Russell M. Nelson on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Vatican.(Photo courtesy of the Vatican) Pope Francis met with Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Vatican.(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Pope Francis interacts with Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson during a historic meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019. It’s the first time a pope and a Latter-day Saint prophet had met.

After their private meeting with the pope, Nelson and Ballard emerged, arms linked, at the Vatican.

We had a most cordial, unforgettable experience with His Holiness,” Nelson said in a news release. “He was most gracious and warm and welcoming to President Ballard and me.

“What a sweet, wonderful man he is,” the Latter-day Saint president added, “and how fortunate the Catholic people are to have such a gracious, concerned, loving and capable leader.”

And they chatted about the new Rome Temple, with its role in connecting families eternally in Mormon theology.

The visiting Latter-day Saint delegation presented the pontiff with a Christus figurine and a framed copy of the faith’s family proclamation in Italian. In return, Francis gave his guests a copy of his apostolic exhortation on the family.

Francis and Nelson concluded their meeting with a hug.

“(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson gave Pope Francis a Christus statue and a framed Proclamation on the Family in Italian during their historic meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, March 9, 2019.”/>

(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson gave Pope Francis a Christus statue and a framed Proclamation on the Family in Italian during their historic meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The Vatican offered no details of Francis’ Saturday audience with the Latter-day Saint delegation, The Associated Press reported.

The importance of the weekend events for Mormonism is evident in the fact that, for the first time in Latter-day Saint history, all 15 top male Latter-day Saint leaders (though none of its high-ranking female officers) were present in the same location on foreign soil. It represents another marker that the Utah-based faith is ready to take its place in a spot where many biblical events occurred.

“Rome is Rome,” said Latter-day Saint historian Matthew Bowman, “a symbol of political authority and religious authority, a city that symbolizes the heart of Christianity.”

The Francis-Nelson meeting “indicates the relatively ecumenical nature of modern Roman Catholicism (and particularly this pope’s instincts toward public magnanimity),” Bowman said. “It also signals something about the politics of modern temple building — that they are as much a sign of material legitimacy as they are intended for ritual use.”

Theological gap

Both churches — the largest on the planet and one of the smaller ones — claim to be the true church of Jesus Christ.

They have deep theological differences, so great that the Vatican does not recognize Mormonism as Christian, citing the Latter-day Saint rejection of the Trinity as one of the reasons. Neither recognizes the other church’s baptism, requiring converts to be rebaptized into their respective new faith.

The conflict between the two even extends beyond theology to the question of divine authority, Bowman noted. “Each side claims ‘we have priesthood authority that nobody else has.’ That makes them rivals on multiple levels.”

In the 19th century and much of the 20th, many Latter-day Saints viewed the Roman Catholic Church as “the great and abominable” church described in Mormon scripture…”

“…The low point for relations came in 1958. when Latter-day Saint general authority Bruce R. McConkie wrote an encyclopedic volume, “Mormon Doctrine,” which identified the Catholic Church as the “church of the devil” and the “most abominable above all other churches.”

Then-Catholic Bishop Duane Hunt apparently took the matter to Latter-day Saint President David O. McKay, and McConkie’s book was revised in the next edition.

“He never said it directly, but I think McKay was so upset by the negative impact of McConkie’s book that it jolted him into believing he had been part of the problem,” McKay biographer Gregory Prince said in a 2009 interview. “He quietly reversed field. After that, he never again was negative to Catholics, privately or publicly.”

Given the Rome temple and papal audience, it could be a new day for the two faiths — at least in Latter-day Saint eyes.

Editor’s note • Paul Huntsman, owner and publisher of The Tribune, is a son of the late Jon Huntsman Sr.

13 Responses to We have finally been appropriately acknowledged by His Holiness

  1. Seeking the praise and adulation of the world. Calls to mind 2 Nephi 26:29:

    29 He [the Lord] commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.

    The fact that these leaders are exchanging supposedly sacred fraternal grips should be a huge red flag to any thinking person.

    Searcher

  2. Jessi H says:

    Wow. What a shock.
    Lol, not really, though. Holland honored Dolan at some dinner a year or two ago. They laughed together muchly. (Dolan always has his head thrown back in raucous laughter; it’s so great to be the Archbishop of New York.)
    Watcher, you’ll know from my previous comments what I think about the Catholic Church, so here are some things that caught my attention:
    33 minutes? That’s an interesting number.
    The handshakes.
    The graven image of the LDS Jesus gazes across the masonic black and white floor to the painting of Semiramis and Tammuz and various other pagan “saints”.
    Have you ever noticed that the LDS leaders tend to coordinate their ties? I wonder what, if anything, blue means here to the initiated.
    Russell M. and M. Russell. Law of reversal?
    Nelson calling Francis “his Holiness”. Yuck. A true prophet would call Jorge to task for being the tool of the devil that he is. Ugh, his fawning.
    The date March 9, 2019: 3+9=12; 2+0+1+9=12; 12+12=24; 2+4=6.
    Could be nothing, but the occult loves numerology.
    All 15 brethren were there. Wow. They are really kissing the ring.
    “Rome is Rome.” Indeed it is, the iron empire.
    “Political and religious authority.” Yes, Rome rules the world.
    “Heart of Christianity.” More like heart of the Hydra.
    “Ecumenical nature…politics of temple…ritual use.” One World agenda, and the unfaithful bride bows to the whore (who will not be childless).
    “Bruce R. McConkie identified the Catholic Church as the church of the devil.” Well, it is. Lying wolves wear sheep’s clothing.
    So, McKay is the reason we have forgotten what Rome is. I think the the only denomination that still acknowledges Rome as the mother of harlots is Seventh-Day Adventism, but I think they preach that that’s mostly in the past. Most modern Christianity is so distracted by Israel and Islam that they don’t even see Catholicism in prophecy.
    “A new day for the two faiths…” More like a new world (order). Yikes.
    In conclusion, Freemasons bowing and submitting to their Jesuit masters.
    Did I miss anything?
    Oh, the artwork at the Vatican is gross. Pagan Jesus in a vesica piscis; dead on the cross. Catholicism loves dead Jesus, or dividing Him into pieces (allusion to Nimrod/Osiris) like the sacred heart or praying hands. Or, He’s a baby. Anything except a real man with whom we can have a real relationship. Have you seen the hideous statue at the Papal Audience Hall (the building that is totally a snake’s head)?

  3. We should have a caption contest for the picture of the two of them shaking hands. Here’s mine:

    The world’s wealthiest handshake.
    The leaders of the world’s two largest corporations sole met in Rome today. While the exact magnitude of their wealth is unknown, each man personally owns every asset of his respective church, from vast real estate holdings, to priceless works of art, to billion dollar shopping malls, putting billionaires like Jeff Bezos to shame.

    • Jessi H says:

      Spot on, MD.
      It’s so sad, isn’t it? When I think of all the good that money could be used for…affordable housing, soup kitchens, water treatment facilities, building gardens/greenhouses, etc. You know, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, making the world a better place by taking care of the poor.
      I really look forward to Zion.

  4. Greg Moser says:

    Is there any scriptural significance to this meeting?

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    • Could be.. time will tell.

      I think the leaders of the LDS church are the last leaders of a major Christian denomination to be allowed to meet the pope.

      I suspect that there were some things taking place between those two at the Vatican and possibly even in the LDS Rome Temple that the public is not allowed to know about.

      You need to remember that throughout the centuries of Rome’s existence, the popes have regularly claimed to be divine.

      They declare themselves to be the supreme ruler on earth over all people and all religions.

      As the supposed successor of Peter, the Pope claims infallibility, the position of God on Earth, and ability to judge and excommunicate angels.

      Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, said this-

      “The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself..”

      Pope Pius V proclaimed-

      “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”

      It is difficult to suppose that President Nelson did not need to follow the required protocol that must be followed when meeting the pope.

      You must stand when the Pope enters the room, much like Mormons do when the President of the church enters the congregation.

      You must bow on your right knee and kiss his ring.

      Then you must address him as “your holiness” or something that means the same thing.

      President Nelson most certainly had to do those same things that all other high officials (except for the Jewish bankers that control him, in that case roles are reversed) are required to do.

      The very act of acknowledging him as “your holiness” is an acknowledgement that he is God on earth.

      Sounds like blasphemy to me.

      BTW here is a video showing who controls the Pope, as the Pope shows his humble reverence to the banksters

      • Jessi H says:

        Honestly, I think it’s very possible that the Pope’s reverence for the banksters is likely just for show. Rome loves to hide behind Jews, and they’ve been responsible for much of the anti-Semitism throughout history. Like you said above, there is stuff happening out of the public view. That’s where the real power structure shows itself. I don’t see the Superior General (Black Pope) bowing to the bankers. I do, however, think that the “Zionists” believe they have most of the power (and they have a lot) or will triumph over Rome in the end, based on the Genesis 9 prophecy (if they blend all the races, they will have legal right to rule over Ham’s descendants).
        It’s in Rome’s best interest to make a show of Jewish rulership, so that Rome can remain the hidden hand until it is time to finally show themselves. I could be wrong here, but all my learning and study of history and scripture, as well as my intuition, leads me to believe this is part of the play being shown on the “world stage”. It seems like Jesuit theater. I’ve looked up many of the Jewish people in positions of power or prominence, and a lot of them went to Jesuit or Ivy League universities, or had Catholic/Jesuit mentors. Very few of them have gone to a Jewish university, even though there are plenty to choose from.
        Good video, though. If what I think is true, the Romans certainly put a lot of effort into the “It’s the Jews!” psyhological operation.
        Heaven help us.

      • Yes I am very open to that possibility.

        I see the current Pope as the pawn of the BP, and I would not be surprised if the Banksters bow to and kiss the ring of the BP.

  5. Ben says:

    It could have easily been said that they talked for a half an hour, or a few minutes. Do you think they counted to the minute the length of their conversation, and that by odds far smaller than winning the lottery they engaged in it for 33 minutes? This is surely an occult notification of the events that actually occurred during this meeting.

    “No number holds more esoteric significance than “33.””

    No doubt 3 pieces of evidence is of some significance as well:
    – A Masonic Handshake photo
    – “His Holiness”
    – 33 minutes

    Another thing I have just noticed, in every photo I’ve seen of a President of the Church shaking hands this way they have always been on the right side of the photo with the President, Pope or whoever on the left.

    Thanks for sharing Watcher.

    • I doubt the meeting actually took 33 minutes. I just think they published that statement as a message to their network of conspirators as a message or sign of some kind.

      I agree with you, it is very odd they would say 33 minutes, instead of just saying “a short meeting, or “about a half hour” or something like that.

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