Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Imminent: Israel's Capitulation to the Vatican
Posted on 06/13/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by haffast
A long-awaited agreement between the Vatican and Israel appears to be near finality.
The two main points revolve around the Church's requests to build two centers in Israel: a church in a section of the Caesaria National Park where a site dedicated to Paul once stood, and the use of a plot on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
The structure on Mt. Zion, the highest point of Jerusalem, is known as the Cenacle, where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, and according to the deal which will be signed in the coming months, it will become open to Catholic worship once again.
The Vatican asks Israel to allow the Church to build a passageway through the Diaspora Yeshiva, which takes care of the area known as David's Tomb, and to enable thousands of Christian worshipers to access the Last Supper Room more easily .
The area has strategic value, since it is a few hundred yards from the Temple Mount, so the Catholic Church will turn it into the international center for Catholics all around the world.
As the New Sanhedrin stated in 2009, those in the Vatican who initiated the concept of the Holy Basin, which is pivotal in this agreement, intended to remove exclusive Jewish sovereignty from the Temple Mount and the Old City and - in effect - aimed at "the total removal of Jewish sovereignty".
Father Athanasius Macora, secretary of a Franciscan commission monitoring holy sites, declared that "Franciscan control of the Last Supper room would open the site to regular Christian prayer services, Masses and other ceremonies". Now the Franciscans are permitted to have a mass only twice a year: on the day of Pentecost and on the Holy Thursday. Christian pilgrim groups have there a short silent prayer when visiting.
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Vatican Radio anticipates Israel relinquishing control of Cenacle Shrine on Mt. Zion
Posted by Jewish Israel on April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm
Now that there's funny, I don't care who ya are!
Israel needs all the friends it can get, especially among Christians. This is a small price to pay for Vatican support in the days and years ahead. Both Christians and Jews know who the real enemy is.
It seems odd that this would be considered a “capitulation”. Christians and Jews seem to cooperate on most things. I wonder if this opinion is widespread in Isarael or if this editorial is expressing a minority opinion.
I think they should build it to the specifications of the Jewish Temple so that it can be moved to the Temple Mound when the time comes.
I think there’s a small but vocal minority among Jews who have nothing but hatred toward Christians.
Israel needs no help other to confess her need for the Messiah already come.