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Op-Ed: Imminent: Israel's Capitulation to the Vatican
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2013 6:20 AM | Giulio Meotti

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; cenacle; endtimes; francis; franciscans; kingdomofjerusalem; mtzion; palestine; plo; popefrancis; prophecy; replacementtheology; supersessionism; vatican; zion
"That's why the Franciscans, who will benefit from Israel-Vatican deal, claim the title of "Guardian of Mount Zion". Pope Francis is very close to this order, which established political links with the PLO in Jerusalem."

Vatican Radio anticipates Israel relinquishing control of Cenacle Shrine on Mt. Zion
Posted by Jewish Israel on April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm

1 posted on 06/13/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast
As the New Sanhedrin stated...

Now that there's funny, I don't care who ya are!

2 posted on 06/13/2013 6:31:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

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.

3 posted on 06/13/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: haffast

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.

4 posted on 06/13/2013 6:59:41 PM PDT by Will88
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To: haffast

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.

5 posted on 06/13/2013 7:02:01 PM PDT by God pays good
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To: Will88

I think there’s a small but vocal minority among Jews who have nothing but hatred toward Christians.

6 posted on 06/13/2013 7:14:28 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Trod Upon; All
Israel can and should stand on her own scriptural .. and more stable legs.

Israel needs no help other to confess her need for the Messiah already come.

7 posted on 06/13/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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