Favorability Ratings for Pope Francis Are Soaring

Pope FrancisRecent public opinion polls by Pew Research Center show the whole world adores Pope Francis. His relentless outreach campaign to other religions with his all-inclusive message that everyone goes to heaven, including atheists, is resonating with almost everyone. See my previous post: Pope Francis Claims Atheists Go to Heaven.

Public opinion ratings for Pope Francis were very favorable right from the start of his Papacy in March 2013, but a new survey conducted Feb 18-22, 2015 shows his favorable ratings have improved among every group measured.

The most amazing finding from the recent survey is the skyrocketing growth of his favorable ratings among the unchurched. Two years ago 39% of them rated his favorably. Now, just two years later, that number has almost doubled to 68%! It makes sense considering he is telling the world exactly what they have always wanted to hear, that they are all going to heaven regardless of what they believe.

  • Among Catholics his favorable ratings increased from 84% to 90%.
  • Among White Mainline Protestants his favorable ratings increased from 65% to 74%.
  • Among White Evangelical Protestants his favorable ratings increased from 59% to 60%.
  • As stated above, among the unchurched his favorable ratings increased from 39% to 68%.

Unfortunately for Pope Francis, his all-inclusive message directly contradicts the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus plainly stated most people are not going to make it to heaven.

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)

Unlike Pope Francis, Jesus was not trying to be popular. He was trying to help people find the way to eternal life. Pope Francis appears to have a very different agenda.

His strong favorability ratings lay the groundwork for his first Papal visit to the United States in September 2015. While he is here he plans to speak to the United Nations, to a joint session of the United States Congress, and to President Obama at the White House. His visit coincides with the end of the seventh Shemita year, the fourth and final blood moon, and the fall equinox. Many Christian believe there will be a global economic collapse at that time. As if all of that was not weird enough, now we have the Pope visiting at the same time.

James Bailey

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Karen Sue
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August 28, 2015 12:07 PM

There is a priest in Ireland that refutes the authenticity of the ‘legality’ of this Pope. His name is Fr Paul Kramer. He states that he has done years of research to identify the infiltration of the Church going back to the introduction of the doctrine of gnosticism, modernity, Jesuits, and freemasonry. He studied in Rome and is quite grounded in the hierarchy of the Church, yet he claims that this Pope is apostate and teaching against Church doctrines. He has written a book , but I don’t recall what it is, or actually if it has been released.

Frank
Member
May 1, 2015 1:35 PM
Pope Francis and his connection with the number “13”. Pope Francis was named after St Francis a 13th Century saint. Pope Francis elected 13th March 2013 Reduce (add up) the election date = 1+3+0+3+2+0+1+3 = 13 He was elected 13 days after Benedict Resigns Pope Francis first appeared at 6 minutes past 7 )Italian time) = 13 Age of Pope at the time of election 76 = 7+6 = 13 Total number of Occult numbers at time of Conclave = 13 + 13 + 13 + 13 + 13 +13 +13 6 minutes past 7 = 66 minutes past 6 = 666 He appeared in public 12 minutes past 8 Italian time 66 minutes later again. “Billowing white smoke appeared from the chimney over the Sistine chapel at 7:06 p.m signalling that the new Pope had been elected” Common English = 669 Reduced 6+6+9 = 21 (7+7+7) 13 days before Pope Francis visited the Holy land he ordained 13 priests. http://obama793.com/2013/11/04/the-roman-catholic-church-is-satanic-to-the-core/
Phil
Phil
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April 26, 2015 3:42 AM

Dear PJB

Both Augusto Perez and Neville Johnson have both raised concerns about a NEW WORLD ORDER church, that will not be Christian. It will be a mish mash of every religion.
Should the Pope Francis be part of it then the answer is clear, STAY WELL CLEAR because it is definitely not a move of God but rather a move of Satan .
I wait with interest as to what happens. It appears to me that POPE FRANCIS is pushing a MULTIFAITH agenda and that worries me greatly.

We will see what happens . James concerns I believe are valid, but we need to await confirmation.

Phil – Sydney

PJB
PJB
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April 17, 2015 4:02 PM
Kudos to you for your open-mindedness about all this! Regarding Antonio Socci, he is an intelligent writer who has done some quality work (particularly concerning the Fatima secrets), but in the case of his latest book “Non e Francesco” his arguments seem pretty strained from what I have gathered (I’m working off the author’s own summary http://www.antoniosocci.com/libri/non-e-francesco/, not the entire book as I haven’t read it). My personal sense is that Socci is very much aware of the prophetic tradition that anticipates an anti-Pope and that concern with some of Pope Francis’s remarks has driven him actively to look for evidence to invalidate Francis’s papacy. So I’m not sure that we’re dealing with a ‘value-neutral’ inquiry here. Socci’s basic argument seems to be twofold: a) he questions the validity of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation b) according to the report of Argentinian journalist Elisabetta Piqué, there was a technical glitch during the conclave when one cardinal mistakenly put it two ballots (one being blank) instead of one. When this was discovered they burned the papers and immediately proceded to a re-vote the same evening. This, contends Socci, violated canon law which provides for four votes per day (the re-vote being the fifth). Subsequent to the publication of Non e Francesco, a rebuttal appeared written by canon lawyer Giancarlo Cerrelli http://www.lanuovabq.it/it/articoli–francescoparola-di-canonista-10544.htm to which Socci replied on his blog, maintaining his objections: http://www.antoniosocci.com/2014/10/il-conclave-non-e-una-grigliata-fra-amici-risposta-alle-obiezioni-dei-miei-critici-sul-conclave-del-2013-restano-tutti-i-dubbi-sullelezione-di-bergoglio/ My own view is that if Antonio Socci really thinks that this kind of technicality invalids Pope Francis’s election, which as Cerrelli points out was universally accepted (including by those who elected him), then ideological factors have gained the upper hand over logic in his analysis. A second formal rebuttal of Socci’s argumentation re. the conclave vote has since appeared in English translation, dated Jan 5, 2015 in the web… Read more »
PJB
PJB
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April 15, 2015 5:10 AM

The second area of confusion is the question of the alleged prophecies of St Francis and St Malachy, which are fraught with multiple issues:

i) there is no guarantee of the authorship of either of them. The one sometimes attributed to Francis is considered by many to be spurious, while that attributed to Malachy only surfaced around 1590 in material penned by the Benedictine monk Arnold Wion. In addition, mapping the Popes with Malachy’s epithets doesn’t produce uniformly convincing results in all cases, so there is more than a little doubt as to the purported accuracy of this so-called prophecy

However, even if they are both authentic …
a) that of ‘St Francis’ clearly refers to ‘a man, not canonically elected’ who will become Pope. This cannot be Pope Francis who WAS canonically elected. Mark Mallett has written about this in detail with great clarity:
http://www.markmallett.com/blog/the-prophecy-of-st-francis/

b) that of Malachy casts no negative light on the supposed final pope: all he says is
“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”

c) it is difficult to see how the two are compatible with each other
So there is nothing here in the actual texts to justify the ‘Pope Francis as final [and false] Pope’ line of argument, whatever the likes of Tom Horn may say …

PJB
PJB
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April 15, 2015 4:42 AM
Apologies for continuing to push back on your blog (please throw me off if you feel I am abusing your hospitality), but having looked at the material in this thread, there really is substantial confusion here which requires clarification. Let me try to take this point by point: i) regarding the question of heaven and atheists, what Pope Francis said in the original Italian is the following: Il Signore ha redento tutti noi, tutti noi, con il Sangue di Cristo: tutti noi, non solo i cattolici. Tutti! ‘Padre, gli atei?’ Anche gli atei. Tutti! Siamo stati creati da bambini a somiglianza di Dio e il Sangue di Cristo ha redento tutti noi! E tutti noi abbiamo il dovere di fare del bene. E questo comandamento per tutti di fare del bene, penso, è un bel sentiero verso la pace. Se ognuno di noi fa la sua parte, se facciamo del bene agli altri, se ci incontriamo lì, facendo del bene, e noi andiamo lentamente, con dolcezza, a poco a poco, faremo quella cultura dell’incontro: abbiamo bisogno di quel tanto. Dobbiamo incontrarci per fare il bene. ‘Ma io non ci credo, padre, io sono un ateo ! ‘ Ma facciamo del bene: ci incontreremo là. The confusion has occurred largely because his final words “Ma facciamo del bene: ci incontreremo là” (But let us do good: we will meet each other there) have been taken as referring to paradise (I saw the word “paradiso” added editorially in square brackets in Italian in one source!). But nothing in the context implies this: the ‘culture of encounter’ (“cultura dell’incontro”) of which he is speaking would seem to refer to the this-worldly meeting-point between Christians and non-Christians who share a common human obligation to do good. As Fr Dwight Longenecker pointed out in an… Read more »
fallen saint
fallen saint
Member
April 14, 2015 3:47 PM

Your whole article is based that Pope Francis stated everyone goes to heaven. He never stated that and never will. Papa Francis does reach out to sinners…in the same way Jesus taught us. So, please stop writing negatively about the messenger.. he is only doing his pastorial duty. Prove to me one action or deed that has gone against Catholic Teaching.

You will see the Holy Father is more traditional then you might think.

Brother al

PJB
PJB
Member
April 14, 2015 3:15 PM
I’m not pushing an agenda here. I’m all in favour of sounding the Biblical alarm about the false prophet, but what I am cautioning against is identifying individual candidates prematurely on the basis of evidence which is far from irrefutable. If you wish to address the concrete points I raised above in a rational and responsible fashion please go ahead. The problem here is not merely the quotes (of which there aren’t actually that many on this blog) but their selectivity (what about all the other things he has said, for example his outspoken support for persecuted Christians, his open references to spiritual warfare, his lambasting of corruption in the Roman Curia?) and the underlying narrative of suspicion into which these snippets are being woven. For example, the fact that Pope Francis has been undertaking substantive inter-religious dialogue absolutely does NOT necessarily equate with amalgamating all religions into one, for the simple reason that it is perfectly possible to dialogue out of love with people with whom we disagree profoundly, without compromising our own convictions. To assert that Pope Francis is putting into motion a One World Religion by doing this is to make a huge logical jump: it’s simply the commentator’s interpretation (with which the reader may or may not agree: I simply happen not to). By the way, I may have mentioned that Pope Francis has been inviting people to read Robert Hugh Benson’s ‘Lord of the World’, a fiction from 1907 warning people about … the Antichrist in the figure of ‘Felsenburgh’ whose agenda is to replace the worship of God by the worship of man. http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/the-lord-of-the-world Does this novel sound like something that the False Prophet would be promoting? Seriously? Or might it just be the case that – horror of horrors – you and Pope… Read more »
PJB
PJB
Member
April 14, 2015 9:29 AM
I have said this before, but will re-iterate it: great discernment is required before citing anything circulating on the internet that Pope Francis is reported to have said – on closer inspection much of it turns out to be based on shoddy journalism at best, manipulative reporting intended to push an agenda at worst. If people would take the time for responsible study of his official material (encyclicals, sermons) rather than just listening to the soundbites, a very different picture emerges from the one that is being spread by the mass media. Before stating some objections to the view fashionable in some circles that Pope Francis may be the False Prophet, a word of contextualization. What is absolutely certain is that there is a life-and-death power struggle going on within Catholicism at the moment, being driven in large part by a powerful Freemasonic lobby – partly operating in collaboration with the Italian Mafia – which has been in existence for at least 50 years now. Its aim is nothing less than the piece-by-piece dismantling of Christian doctrine and its replacement by a One World Religion that will basically be secular humanism dressed up in pseudo-religious vocabulary. Catholic prophetic circles have been sounding the alarm about this for decades on the basis of a huge amount (and I’m talking hundreds of pages in various languages) of prophetic material on the subject, at least some of which has been taken very seriously right at the top of the Catholic Church, notably by John Paul II and a number of senior cardinals. The expectation in these circles is absolutely coherent with that prophesied by Terry Bennett and Neville Johnson among other non-Catholic prophetic ministers, namely that there will be a schism within Catholicism, that Rome will apostasize and that a false pope will… Read more »
dennis manning
Member
April 10, 2015 5:36 PM

Roman Catholic religion is a MIXTURE of Truth and lies………God loves PURITY……….the OT says “dont plant 2 crops in the same field,,,,dont wear a shirt woven of 2 different threads”…….a foreshadow of Spiritual PURITY…..
Pope means papa (daddy, father) in italian language……..He tries to convince us that we are his spiritual children……and he is our spiritual father………he is big,,,,,,,we are little……..But the Bible says “we’re all brethren. Call no man on earth Father”……..

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