Pope Francis Entrusts China -“That Great Country” – to Our Lady…editor
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked people to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the most populated country in the world.
“Dear Catholic brothers and sisters in China, I wish to assure you that the universal Church, of which you are an integral part, shares your hopes and supports you in trials,” Pope Francis said May 24 after the Regina Caeli prayer.
“It accompanies you with prayer for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, so that the light and beauty of the Gospel, the power of God for the salvation of whoever believes, can shine in you,” the pope said.
Pope Francis imparted a special Apostolic Blessing upon China for the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. The Marian shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai, which is dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians, remains closed on this feast after the Diocese of Shanghai suspended all pilgrimages for the month of May to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“We entrust the pastors and faithful of the Catholic Church in that great country to the guidance and protection of our Heavenly Mother, so that they may be strong in faith and firm in fraternal union, joyful witnesses and promoters of charity and fraternal hope, and good citizens,” Pope Francis said.
“May Our Lady always guard you!” he added.
In his Regina Caeli address, the pope reflected on the words of Jesus recorded in Gospel of Matthew for the feast of the Ascension of the Lord: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
China is home to more than 10 million Catholics, with six million registered as members of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, according to official statistics.
The Holy See and the Chinese government signed a provisional agreement in 2018 on the appointment of bishops in the state-sponsored Church, the terms of which have still not been publicly released. In the wake of the deal, previously excommunicated bishops of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which is overseen by the Communist Party, were received into full communion with the Vatican.
A report published in 2020 by the U.S. China Commission found that Chinese Catholics suffered “increasing persecution” after the Vatican-China deal. It said the government was “demolishing churches, removing crosses, and continuing to detain underground clergy.” Priests and bishops have reportedly been detained or have gone into hiding.
Earlier this week, the Vatican revealed that Catholics in China were able to use the most popular Chinese state-monitored social media platform, WeChat, to livestream Pope Francis’ daily Mass during the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unclear whether Catholics in China were also able to watch the livestream of this Sunday Marian prayer for their country on WeChat due to the heavy censorship of all Chinese online media.
Pope Benedict XVI established the custom of praying for China on the Marian feast of Our Lady Help of Christians in 2007, and composed a prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan for the occasion.
Pope Francis entrusted to the intercession of Mary Help of Christians all Christian disciples and people of good will who are working for peace, dialogue between nations, service to the poor, and the custody of creation.
The pope also marked the fifth anniversary of publication of his environmental encyclical, Laudato si’. He said that he wrote Laudato si’ to “draw attention to the cry of the Earth and the poor.”
Pope Francis spoke during his Regina Caeli address via livestream video recorded in the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. However, for the first time in more than 10 weeks, people were allowed to be present in St. Peter’s Square when the pope appeared in the window to give a blessing.
Each person who entered the square was required to wear a face mask and security enforced social distancing for the people gathered outside of St. Peter’s Basilica, which reopened to the public on May 18.
After more than 5 million people around the world have been documented with COVID-19, the pope asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede “for the victory of humanity over every disease of the body, heart, and soul.”
“The feast of Ascension tells us that Jesus, although he ascended into Heaven to dwell gloriously on the right hand of the Father, is still and always among us for us to derive strength, perseverance, and our joy,” Pope Francis said. Click here to read report at source... [emphasis added].
One commentator- publishing at the above source – writes:
Pope Francis just sold out the entire Catholic Church in China to the atheist communist government and betrayed all those Chinese Catholics who were Tortured, Imprisoned and Martyred and are now still suffering even more. No other Pope since Jesus died on the Cross ever sold out the Catholic Church like PF did! Something must be wrong with him for what he has done to the Catholic Church since becoming Pope…
Having betrayed the underground Catholic Church in China, Pope Francis now “entrusts” the Communist Party’s State puppet Catholic Church to Our Lady in contravention of the wisdom of Pope Pius XII who wrote that no Catholic must ever trust Communism. Note also how these Modernist Popes never “Consecrate” a country to Our Lady, they “Entrust”. Shocking stuff, considering what the underground Catholics are presently suffering under the Beijing regime.
I also noted that once again Pope Francis refers to the suffering and the poor, another sign of his naturalism, like the Communists, when we desperately need a Pope of the supernatural.
Get [Pope Francis] out of office. For Heavens sake… Please. …. Gov. THERE represses the faithful in Hong Kong etc.. It also Bans the first 3 Catholic Sacraments. By law it . It bans ANYONE from receiving sacraments or attending mass younger than age 18. Is Pope Francis naïve or just stupid..???
Ed of CT.USA
I’m glad Athanasius pointed out the habitual use of “entrust” by these modernist betrayers, as the difference between “entrust” and “consecrate” tells the whole story behind the secularization of the hierarchy:
Entrust: “to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance.”
Consecrate: “to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity; to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow…”
As for Laudato si’, one wonders why this deranged man claims to be able to hear the “cry” of the Earth, yet is completely deaf to the cry of the Underground Catholics he has thrown under the bus, thrown to the godless wolves, thrown to the jailers, thrown to the executioners.
From this speech a couple of other things are clear: one, according to Francis, there is now only one church in China, not a fake one and a true one. Two, by praying for the “victory of humanity” over every disease, etc., Francis reveals that he doesn’t even believe in God, since it would be God alone who achieves the victory over everything in this vale of tears.
No God, no true Church, no supernatural, no Heaven, no Hell….cue up John Lennon’s Imagine…
You know, I hadn’t noticed that entrust/consecrate thing. Great point you make.
Change the language, change the faith…
Fisheaters’ dictionary of dissent is a good read, both tragic and comic. The Devils dictionary more like!
Confession = Reconciliation (diminishes penance)
Chalice = Cup (shared meal, not sacrifice)
For many = For all (universal salvation)
Well, folks, when the world has been consecrated so often (anything rather than name Russia), I don’t suppose it matters too much whether this or that country is consecrated or entrusted.
Whatever, God has made it very clear that all of these consecrations are NOT what He requires. Goodness me, even Scotland’s Bishops have consecrated our dear land – and I’ve not noticed any difference, whether material or spiritual (if I’ve missed something, feel free to point it out).
The Bishops need to heed the words of Scripture on this: it’s not those who say “Lord, Lord” who will [please God], “but those who do the will of My Father in Heaven.”
So, they can say “I consecrate England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, China” and it won’t wash because they are not doing God’s will. There is a reason why He singled out Russia for this important work of Consecration. Russia is the first ever nation to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance, the first atheistic Communist country in the world, and that has got to be put right.
Pope John Paul II “entrusted” the people of Russia to Our Lady – not what she asked. A nice thought, but not God’s will.
So, John Paul II allegedly didn’t consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart because he didn’t want to upset the Soviet elites and provoke World War III (I think Socci said this, or Fr Gruner RIP) But Francis doesn’t seem bothered about upsetting the Chinese… Presumably, he won’t mind upsetting the Russians either? In any case, he wouldn’t upset the Russians because President Putin is claimed [by Fr Gruner] to have welcomed the potential consecration of his country! (Sorry, I don’t remember my sources well.)
China, the world, and countless other nations have been publicly consecrated to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. Everywhere, but Russia!
I believe Fr. Gruner said that Pope Benedict, shortly after he was elected, sent a secret envoy to Russia to inquire whether they would receive the Consecration favorably, should it be done.
One wonders why Pope Benedict didn’t offer the same question to Our Lady…
RCA Gruner and Miles Immaculatae,
I can’t recall the source, but I remember that the claim about Pope Benedict/Putin etc is false.
Never happened. If I can recall the source, I’ll post it but I don’t think it’s true at all.
Father Gruner states in this video (start at 4:35) that Pope Benedict did indeed send a delegate to Russia – not to Putin, however, but to the Patriarch – to ask if the Patriarch “minded” (!!) if the Consecration were to be done.
Earlier in this video Father also talks about the interaction between Pope Francis’ staff and Putin’s staff in late 2013, and that Putin was clearly interested in the Consecration.
I think that’s the source! It wasn’t to Putin that Benedict sent a delegation, but to the Patriarch, who saw it as an insult. I remember how Fr Gruner used to stress the importance of understanding that the Consecration isn’t an insult to Russia, rather a privilege / compliment… and if the people understood that Russia was being set aside for the holy purpose of turning the world back to God, they would feel honoured.
Many thanks for posting that video.
I still remember when John Paul II beamed a Papal message to Catholics in Russia via livescreen, the Orthodox Patriarch called it “an invasion of Russia”. Of course he would, he was KGB!
WOW! I didn’t know that.
That’s very telling, what you just told 😀
I didn’t know that either! But here’s a puzzle: if the Patriarch is KGB, then he is probably a Putin puppet, and if Putin is interested in the Consecration, then shouldn’t his puppet be also – ?
Who knows – figuring out the duplicitous schemes of the Communists is like trying to figure out a woman…
Putin Puppet Patriarch picked a pint of pickled peppers….
The incident involving the Patriarch was before Putin came to power in Russia, although Putin is also KGB (ex-KGB apparently). It was well known during the Cold War that all Russian Orthodox Patriarchs had to be active members of the KGB in order to hold the position of Patriarch.
The one who negotiated Ostpolitik with the Vatican during Vatican II, i.e., some freedom of religion in Russia in exchange for the Vatican silencing further condemnations of Communism, was Metropolitan Nikodim, whose KGB codename was Svyatoslav. He collapsed and died in the Vatican while present for the inauguration of Pope John Paul I. The Pope prayed over him as he died and then the Pope himself was dead a few weeks later.
It has been said that Nikodim had been tasked with killing the new Pope by means of a gift, a book whose pages were laced with a poisonous substance that induces heart failure when inhaled. Nikodim was against the assassination but was forced under threat to his family’s safety to carry out the deed. It seems it became too much for him and he opened the book in his own face. The story is still speculative but it’s odd that John Paul I died with heart failure just weeks later, while reading! I often wonder about Fr. Gruner’s death, given that he had been to explain Fatima to the Russians not that long before he died suddenly of heart failure.
Wow, that sounds like it could be straight out of the pages of Windswept House. I have no doubt that JPI was murdered (right after he announced his intention to expose the Freemasons in the Curia?), and I’ve also come across some vague speculation that foul play was involved in the sudden death of Fr. Gruner. In fact, I’ve come across speculation that poisoning was also involved in the death of Pius XII.
I’ve sometimes wondered about Father Gruner’s sudden death – I’ll put it no more strongly than that – so your comments in that regard are most interesting.
Don’t know how, but I missed your concluding tongue-twister, and only just noticed it – recovering now 😀
China is the worst international violator of human rights by way of kidnapping and arbitrary or unlawful killings of journalists, lawyers, writers, bloggers, dissidents, petitioners, and others as well as their family members; censorship and site blocking and mass killing of millions of its own people. China has “coercive birth-limitation policy that in some cases included sterilization or forced abortions up to birth and after.” Dissidents are killed for the lucrative human organ transplant business and harvesting of their organs. Suppression of democracy protesters also in Hong Kong. The list goes on and on, so of course Pope Francis is silent on all this, never a bad word. But if America wants a wall on its borders, then there will a barrage of abuse from Pope Francis.
Instead Pope Francis does a deal with such a government. Why, because they are Communists who do not believe in God just like himself. Chinese Catholics have suffered “increasing persecution” after the Vatican-China deal, possible restrictions on labour rights and widespread use of arbitrary detention and torture (even murder).
Quite recently Pope Francis told us to obey the UN, but never mentions obeying God’s laws (that would be rigidity). Why obey the UN now you may ask. I suspect its because the UN is pushing for the New World Order in a style similar China, which dominates the UN these days. When this “Scamdemic” was hyped up in Italy, Pope Francis told us we should obey the authorities ‘Lockdown’. I’m sure when the Communist styled ‘Covid -19 Tracers’ start to control society (in the same manner as they do in China) he will be advising us to co-operate. After all the UN now openly admits to starting its New World Order, they have come out of the shadows and are quite open about it, please see link below before it’s censored.
One thing is for certain, the evil forces couldn’t operate as freely as they are if the Church had a holy Pope. Sadly, whether he knows it or not, Pope Francis is a naturalist like the Communists and the Freemasons. This material world takes up his entire occupation, he has no particular interest in things supernatural, like the soul that can be seen and touched. As I have stated before, he’s Jeremy Corbyn in a cassock. This is the real punishment of the Third Secret of Fatima, a Pope who aids the Prince of this world in his diabolic plotting to rid the earth of God. I don’t judge his intent, just what I observe.
“Jeremy Corbyn in a cassock ”
Sad, but true – and a possible comedy event at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival !
Who needs the fringe when we have all those entertaining Novus Ordo chapels?
Fair point !
First of all, I want to say that it can only be a good thing to entrust China to Our Lady – she will not ignore that prayer and who knows what graces may be bestowed on the Chinese people. I understand the point about the world having been consecrated but I think an extra entrustment of China is still a sign of faith in Our Lady’s power of intercession and so that can only be a good thing, IMHO.
I’ve been trying to find a video about what life is like for ordinary people in China but YouTube is full of travel type short videos saying what a wonderful place it is to live in! I thought I’d post this, though, showing the unhealthy relationship between the World Health Organisation and China. Most people don’t seem to know about this:
Fair point about the entrustment and the bestowal of graces on the Chinese people.
I look forward to viewing that video later today – thank you for posting it.
I’m not so sure Our Lady will be too willing to pour graces on China in response to Pope Francis who, having sold the underground Church out to the Communist authorities, is now asking Our Lady to bless the sellout. I think it far more likely that the true Catholics remaining under prsecution, refusing the sellout, will receive blessings to help them bear their persecution.
I’m afraid I have to agree with Athanasius, unless by “the Chinese people” you were thinking about the members of the underground, true Church there. Also, have another look at the meaning of “entrust” – there’s absolutely no sacred intent in the meaning of that word, and I have to doubt whether there was any sacred intent in Pope Francis’ words, either. After all, he is too busy worrying about his dear Gaia – which, dontcha know, is who caused this scam-demic – and the anniversary of his pagan-inspired document Laudato Si’.
I suppose all the Chinese Catholics have been led astray, including those that go along with the Government Church. Are they likely to knolw any better? Saying that, they must know about Cardinal Zen, I suppose.
Whatever the truth about it, the genuine Chinese Catholics will surely be sustained by Our Lady at this time, since their plight is entirely the fault of this terrible pope.
I agree – Our Lady warned that Communism would spread from Russia unless the Pope and Bishops consecrated Russia to her Immaculate Heart, so she won’t blame the Chinese people for having had Communism inflicted on them. If they know about Fatima, they will be furious that Russia was not consecrated post haste.
I think America is waking up the world to how dangerous China is.
I saw a report that one of the US State Governors was talking about taking China to court, because they need to pay for their negligence is letting this virus loose, silencing doctors who tried to warn etc. I can’t find the video now, I think it was Tucker Carlson, but I wonder if an individual or a State in another country can actually do that, and if so, shouldn’t the UK do so as well?
What is most disturbing to me about Francis’ speech is his implicit statement that there is now but one church in China, a “church” into which has been incorporated the anti-church of the Communists, numbering 6 million people and an untold number of “priests” and “bishops.”
This is an outrageous and despicable lie, and gives an even more sinister twist to the false ecumenism of Vatican II, which has severely de-natured the Catholic Faith so that it could be more easily “combined” with the heretical Protestant sects.
That, I think, is the true theme of this Pontificate: complete the de-naturing of the Faith and accelerate the “union” with non-Catholic faiths, including – unbelievably – anti-Catholic ideologies. All painted, of course, in the most benevolent terms so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
This is clearly a precursor of the time of the anti-Christ.
“Unbelievably” is the word. Everything about this pontificate is unbelievable.
Sr Lucy wasn’t exaggerating when she said that, although Our Lady did not tell her we are living in the end times “she made me understand this for three reasons. The first reason is as follows: She told me that the devil is about to wage a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin, and a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides, Either we are for God or we are for the devil; there is no in-between…” (From the Father Fuentes Interview)
It could not be clearer. Time is marching on, and so far the Fatima prophecies, especially about the spread and danger of Communism, are coming true at this point in history. It’s truly astonishing to be living through this period in history.
I have a great interest in China and the Chinese people and I have been fortunate to have two close Chinese friends that I met in Scotland. Both are open to Christianity to varying degrees. One attends a Protestant church, and the other enquired about being baptised at a Catholic Church in mainland China. (For some reason he didn’t go ahead with it.) Their openness towards Christianity strikingly contrasts with the average Western millennial, who is either indifferent or scornful of the Faith.
That’s really interesting about the Chinese people you’ve met. I’ve only ever met and conversed with one Chinese woman visiting Scotland; she was lovely, very friendly and told me she is married to a Scotsman. They live in China and she is allowed to come and go here due to his work (can’t recall the details – we didn’t speak for very long).
Actually, no – I’ve just remembered that I once met three young teachers over here (in England) on an exchange visit and when I mentioned that they didn’t have religious education in the schools in China as we do, the one in the middle immediately waxed lyrical – as if programmed – on the “facts” about religion in China, that people were free to hold their religious beliefs etc. It was something else, to see – at the moment I raised the subject – the two others immediately looking to “number 3” who was clearly the one authorised to speak on controversial topics.
I think it’s quite usual, though, for people who have been denied religion, to be very interested in it. It’s the so-called believers who are not so keen! They’re the ones closing the churches, remember!
“…that great country…”
Surely another great example of Francis’ senility and / or wickedness.
That was a very telling description of China by the Pope – totally unnecessary in diplomatic terms, so it tells us a lot about his attitude to Communist authoritarianism. A lot.
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