Pope Francis Bows to Orthodox Jewish Woman Who Refuses to Bow Before His ‘Necklace Cross’editor
Listen to Rivka Ravitz, the Orthodox Jewish woman in the above video as she explains that she can neither shake hands with the Pope (or any man who is not her husband), NOR can she bow because the Pope is wearing a crucifix round his neck – she can’t bow to that!
So, watch the pontiff bow to her! Why not simply nod his head and move on down the line? If she cannot bow because he is wearing a crucifix, and he cannot deny Christ, move on!
Please do not turn this thread into an attack on Jews. Orthodox Judaism is strict and Rivka cannot be faulted for seeking to remain faithful to what she believes, in good conscience, to be right.
Oh, and watch the video to the very end to see the reverence shown by the viciously pro-abortion/pro-infanticide Joe Biden as he kneels – literally kneels – before Rivka because (drum roll) she is the mother of twelve children. I mean, could anyone make this stuff up?
My first thought was to recall this “bowing” in 2009:
But back to the present, it seems that numerous (a majority?) Catholic clergy have become chronic “bow-ers.” Unfortunately for these Judases, they bow to everyone and everything except Our Lord. The post-Conciliar upside-down Church continues, its human element in servitude to Hell.
I laughed at that video clip of Obama bowing to the Saudi King but I don’t think he was the only one. I saw Gordon Brown there, too, and I’d bet he would just follow the crowd and bow as well. It’s a joke.
What isn’t a joke though is Pope Francis bowing and covering up his crucifix because the lady could not bow to him as he was wearing the crucifix. I don’t have a problem with that, she’s a strict Jew and that is understandable, if very sad. But it’s not understandable that the Pope would then bow to her. I expect, to be fair, he had to put his hand over the crucifix to prevent it swinging around, but that is a reason for him not to do that bow, in the first place.
He’s already got form with trying to please the non-Christians, so I think we need to just not be surprised at all when things like this happen. He’s beyond the pale, but then we already know that.
I do have a problem with Francis covering up his crucifix – in fact, that, in a nutshell, encapsulates the entire problem with him, and many of our clergy. They are embarrassed by the Catholic Faith, and thus by Our Lord.
I seriously doubt if Pius XII ever covered up his crucifix while he was saving many Jews from the Nazis….
Well said. Pope Francis is just unbelievable. But he does have his uses. For example, we now know a bishop or priest by his friends, so to speak. Any bishop or priest who is “for” Francis is manifestly against Christ. No question about it, so we all need to beware of allowing him – or any of his supportive bishops or priests – to scandalise us.
Pope Francis will have to face God at his judgement with those terrible words of Christ ringing in his ears: If you deny Me before men, I will deny you before My Father in Heaven. (Matthew 10:33)
You summed it up perfectly when you said that his covering up of his crucifix “encapsulates the entire problem with him, and many of our clergy… they are embarrassed by the Catholic Faith, and thus by Our Lord.”
That’s it in a nutshell.
It’s definitely not a joke that the Pope thinks nothing of covering his crucifix to appease a non-Christian. It’s like Our Lord being slapped in the face.
He doesn’t seem to worry at all about the appearance of denying Christ when he does this pandering to people of other religions.
As for Biden genuflecting before the mother of twelve, him a well known abortionist, just disgusted me.
I think she’s wonderful to have had twelve children but I don’t believe in killing babies in the womb if they’re inconvenient, for whatever reason. Biden is a hypocrite.
I totally agree with both your points.
Biden is a totally corrupt man. He needs praying for.
I think most people know that Francis is not just a bad pope but a heretic, at least a material heretic – I’m thinking of the Greek Orthodox priest who should at him that he was a heretic, a couple of years ago.
He’s not respected anywhere except in “liberal” circles. Nobody with a true Catholic spirit has any respect for him at all. So, this bowing to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish lady is just another example of his lack of Catholic faith.
Josephine, it was 2 Greek Orthodox bishops who wrote a letter to PF telling him that he had to repent and convert to Orthodoxy.
I couldn’t read farther than the first paragraph because it made me sick to my stomach.
Two words: false humility
Here’s another old scandal that came to mind when I read about this. Francis has put himself in the same boat as that wretched Communist, Obama, as well as his fellow Christ-deniers, the Jesuits:
That is horrendous. It’s truly incredible that anyone in any major world leadership position would do that – it’s truly diabolical. Those who insult Christ in this way are, literally, working for the devil.
There is just no way to explain this pope except through the Fatima revelations, especially the forthcoming “diabolical disorientation”. If ever anybody was diabolically disoriented it is this terrible pope.
“If you deny me in the presence of men” comes to mind immediately.