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OMEN? Pope's Peace Doves of Peace were attacked in January
Russian Times ^ | 1/26/14 | NA

Posted on 02/26/2014 1:26:02 PM PST by mgist

Ill omen? Pope’s doves of peace for Ukraine attacked by angry birds (PHOTOS) Published time: January 26, 2014 19:23 Edited time: January 27, 2014 10:39 Get short URL Pope Francis (C) watches as children release doves during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 26, 2014 (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the start of a “constructive dialogue” in Ukraine, releasing two white doves to symbolize the hope for peace. However, the doves were immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull.

Addressing tens of thousands of people gathered in Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s weekly Angelus prayer, the pontiff said that his thoughts and prayers were with the victims of the Ukrainian unrest.

“I am close to Ukraine in prayer, in particular to those who have lost their lives in recent days and to their families,” Pope Francis said.

He then raised hopes for a “constructive dialogue between the institutions and civil society,” urging both sides to avoid violence and reminding that “the spirit of peace and a search for the common good” should be “in the hearts of all.”

In a symbolic peace gesture, two white doves were then released by children standing alongside Pope Francis.

But as soon as the birds took off, they were immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull.

The crowd gasped as one dove broke free from its seagull attacker, losing some feathers in the process. The other was less fortunate and was repeatedly pecked at by the crow before flying away.

A dove released during an Angelus prayer conducted by Pope Francis, is attacked by a seagull in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 26, 2014 (Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi)

It is not clear what happened to the doves after onlookers lost sight of them.

Social networks immediately exploded with comments and interpretations of the incident; some perceived it as an “ill omen” while others simply described the situation as ironic.

Hundreds of protesters and police officers have been injured in violent riots in Ukraine. Investigators have been searching for shooters who, in separate incidents this week, killed several rioters and one policeman with rounds suitable for a sporting gun.

Amazing photos. Apparently this had never before. When God sends a sign, we have to listen.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: pope

1 posted on 02/26/2014 1:26:02 PM PST by mgist
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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2014/01/that-attack-on-the-popes-doves.html

That Attack on the Pope’s Doves
January 27, 2014 By Fr. Dwight Longenecker Leave a Comment
I was in St Peter’s Square yesterday for the Angelus and witnessed the children releasing doves from the window of the Apostolic Palace with Pope Francis.
Everyone gasped as a crow and a seagull swooped in to attack the pope’s doves. The Guardian has the story here.
Was this an omen? Here is one interpretation: The black crow reminded me of the raven in Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem The Raven. The raven is a symbol of darkness, death and sin. A carrion bird of doom, the black crow represents the attack of Satan, sin and death on the white birds of hope and innocence released by the white clad vicar of Christ and two children.
What about the seagull? Do you remember the seagull that perched ominously on the chimney the day Pope Francis was elected? Seagulls are horrible birds. Scavengers with a loud cry like a crow’s, they are aggressive, territorial and greedy. The seagull reminded me of another poem: Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In this poem a sailor kills an albatross and the sailors–lost at sea–hang the albatross around his neck as they are becalmed and one by one descend into starvation and death. The albatross is therefore a symbol of sin and guilt.
So what was the sign in St Peter’s Square yesterday? The Holy Father releasing into the world the symbols of peace and forgiveness–releasing into the world the signs of the gospel of God, the symbol of the Holy Spirit–the white dove. But the dove is attacked by the forces of Satan–the powers of darkness, death and destruction and also attacked by the power of sin and guilt.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 1:30:11 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

The Doves of Peace Release were for the Ukraine


3 posted on 02/26/2014 1:31:01 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
The real Omen is this guy as President of the United States:


4 posted on 02/26/2014 1:35:12 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: mgist
Omen?

5 posted on 02/26/2014 1:36:54 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: mgist

If it takes a great international war to see the liberals in this country forced from power, then let the day come.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 1:38:40 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: mgist
Pope’s doves of peace for Ukraine attacked by angry birds


7 posted on 02/26/2014 1:46:15 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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8 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:04 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL! That’s just plain bad!

Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:27 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: mgist; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; All
Omens don't always work out.....

 


10 posted on 02/26/2014 1:57:08 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Well, then...........

ARM THE DOVES!


11 posted on 02/26/2014 2:02:04 PM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: mgist

It seems if he could not save his doves from death, this is an anti-miracle.

This means this pope is starting his quest for veneration before the Saint Committee in the negative.

At this point, it will take at least 3 fake miracles to qualify...


12 posted on 02/26/2014 2:05:02 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Flintlock

With a runaway seal?? haha


13 posted on 02/26/2014 2:08:51 PM PST by potlatch
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To: mgist

It does seem like we are under attack.
So does the Seagull represent Muslims and the crow represents gays? Or vice versa?


14 posted on 02/26/2014 2:14:45 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: mgist

if he’s looking for peace, he should call for the US Armed Forces - where they go peace follows - that is, if you can keep the politicians off their backs.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 2:31:58 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mgist

if he’s looking for peace, he should call for the US Armed Forces - where they go peace follows - that is, if you can keep the politicians off their backs.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 2:34:01 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
It seems if he could not save his doves from death, this is an anti-miracle.

No both birds were viciously attacked by vicious predatory birds, and they both escaped alive.

I think we have to remember that God is in charge and we know who wins this war. Prayers friends.

17 posted on 02/26/2014 2:39:26 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Other than working for Satan, is there any reason why a crow and seagull would randomly attack doves on sight?


18 posted on 02/26/2014 2:42:00 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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“No both birds were viciously attacked by vicious predatory birds, and they both escaped alive.”

I would catagorize them as scavengers and not predators and until this incident had not heard of them attacking adult birds. Of course this happened in Italy so maybe they worked for the mob and doves owed them money.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 2:45:15 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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“No both birds were viciously attacked by vicious predatory birds, and they both escaped alive.”

“vicious predatory birds???”

These are the birds God created. If the doves escaped, don’t you care about feeding the hungry??


20 posted on 02/26/2014 2:51:06 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The beak of a seagull can crack sea shells open,the chances of a dove surving an attack of a seagull are slim.
This is a wonderful sign for peace and i believe for the Church, to survive a brutal attack,the meak dove prevails

The power of the Holy Spirit!


21 posted on 02/26/2014 2:59:51 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
I would catagorize them as scavengers and not predators and until this incident had not heard of them attacking adult birds. Of course this happened in Italy so maybe they worked for the mob and doves owed them money. That's soo funny.

Regardless they attacked very meek and much smaller birds, who were able to escape seemingly unharmed. Crows can be very vicious, they either try to attack my moving car, or they have some kind of kamikaze bird games.

22 posted on 02/26/2014 3:05:02 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

“meak dove prevails”

“The power of the Holy Spirit!”

This is quite a leap.

Plus you slandered the noble bird of prey and were happy it went hungry... I expected more compassion.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 3:10:54 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

No I don’t care about hungry birds, I care about hungry humans.

In the bible birds are usually a symbol of something. The Dove represents, peace, a message or prophecy, and the Holy Spirit.

The crow is something evil, unclean.

Does anybody know any more about this???


24 posted on 02/26/2014 3:13:41 PM PST by mgist (.)
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“No I don’t care about hungry birds, I care about hungry humans.”

I see. You admit you are uncaring. Hmmmfp.

“In the bible birds are usually a symbol of something. The Dove represents, peace, a message or prophecy, and the Holy Spirit.”

Sometimes. Not always. In this case, these were doves and were not in the Bible. They were in Rome.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 3:22:10 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Compassion for people friend. You are either joking or grew up around too many liberals. Only liberals will protest a giraffe in zoo being euthanized, and applaud baby and elderly human beings being euthanized.

Read the bible friend. That said, I found this.

Proverbs 30:17
New International Version (NIV)
“The eye that mocks a father,
that scorns an aged mother,
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,
will be eaten by the vultures.

Yup, no respect these days.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 3:28:46 PM PST by mgist (.)
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“Compassion for people friend. You are either joking or grew up around too many liberals. Only liberals will protest a giraffe in zoo being euthanized, and applaud baby and elderly human beings being euthanized.”

This discussion is not about abortion or euthanasia. I’ve been joking about your lack of compassion for the hungry bird of prey.

“Read the bible friend.”

Done it. Do it.

Ravens are not doves. Great passage though.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 3:34:08 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Ok 2 doves were attacked by a crow and a seagull. The doves were released by children in the Vatican, and offerred with prayers from the pope for the Ukraine.

It was certainly a message as far as I am concerned. Omen’s can also be good. Shortly after this event, the Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand broke out in what could be categorized as revolutionary or civil wars. The fact that defenseless civilians are willing to stand up to tanks, machine guns, and face death, are acts of bravery that serve as hope for all citizens. You can not possibly imagine what courage it takes to do what theynare doing.

At least in the case of Venezuela, the entire nation in living in pure chaos, right now. Priests have beem thrown in jail, and the death toll is MUCH higher than reported. The media doesn’t show 1/100 of what is really going on.

We are living under massive deception in the US. There is so much distortion of truth that to me it amounts to psycholical abuse on civilians by gas lighting. Not kidding.

So what was that message all about?


28 posted on 02/26/2014 3:56:18 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

“Ok 2 doves were attacked by a crow and a seagull. The doves were released by children in the Vatican, and offerred with prayers from the pope for the Ukraine. It was certainly a message as far as I am concerned. Omen’s can also be good. “

It was not an omen. I was nature feeding itself.

You might be interested in knowing we’ve entered the cycle of war, according to Martin Armstrong. The events in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are right on schedule. I commend his work to you.

best


29 posted on 02/26/2014 5:20:42 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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