An old, but definitely interesting, photo has surfaced lately. It is a picture of convicted billionaire pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. And next to him is Ghislaine Maxwell (his “handler”/madam/pimp, who “procured” and groomed young girls for him.) What is interesting about this photo is that these two were kneeling before none other than the pope, with whom they had a private meeting and, according to the U. S. Sun, it was a meeting in which former Pope John Paul II had reportedly blessed them. See here:
The article states that in 2003, Epstein and Maxwell flew to the Vatican in Epstein’s private jet (the Lolita Express), the same one that they used for sex trafficking.
But why would the pope bless these two? Why were they given a “Benediction Papalis” (papal blessing)? Didn’t he know who they were and what they were involved in?
Some may say that Pope John Paul II was unaware of this couple’s sordid activities. I suppose it is possible that the pope did not know, but for what reason did he give them a blessing to begin with? According to the following source, only Catholics can get a blessing from the pope. See here:
But were they Catholic? No, it indeed seems that they weren’t. Epstein’s parents were of Jewish descent. And Maxwell was brought up an Anglican – her father was brought up in a Jewish family and her mother was of French Protestant descent. I am not aware of any source (Catholic or otherwise) that claims that these two had converted to Catholicism.
So again, why would he bless this non-Catholic couple? If he knew about their lives, then why would he have given them his approval? But if he didn’t know them, then wouldn’t it be incumbent upon a man of such power and influence as the pope to find out about these people before meeting them, and especially before giving them a personal blessing? It’s not like he doesn’t have the resources to investigate beforehand the people with whom he meets. The truth is that they had been running a pedophile sex ring since the 1990’s (if not earlier). See here:
But the fact that they both flew there in person and had a private meeting with him strongly suggests that he did know them personally. According to one Catholic source, you’d have to be pretty special to have a private meeting with the pontiff. See this article:
I could possibly be wrong, but I suspect that the pope did indeed know about their vile lives and still gave them his blessing, sanctioning their wicked lifestyle. After all, the Catholic Church is no stranger to pedophilia and the cover-up of its perpetrators. This is just my opinion, but I don’t believe that this meeting was innocent. I believe they had something in common. While this may not have been a public event, this meeting would appear to lend some “credibility” to Epstein and Maxwell, so people would say, “Wow! They got a blessing from the pope, so they must be upstanding citizens!” Nice cover-up.
So, this disgusting duo (Epstein and Maxwell) must have been pretty special to the pope, since, once again, they got a private meeting AND a blessing. What are the odds? I highly suspect that there were favors promised on both sides. If a pope is personally and privately blessing a non-Catholic billionaire, there’s more than likely a catch.
Some say that the photo of Epstein, Maxwell and the pope was a fake, but Snopes (the fact-checker organization) rated the photo as true. According to the Snopes article, Fox News reported that a 2005 police raid on Epstein’s Florida mansion revealed photos of Epstein with high-profile people, including Pope John Paul II. See here:
I am reminded of the words of the apostle Paul writing to the church at Corinth:
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (1 Corinthians 15:33)
You know, “Birds of a feather flock together…” or “You become like the people you hang around with…” You get the idea. These are wise words because this is a biblical principle.
Why would the pope be connected in any way with such people? We should expect more from spiritual leaders because they are more accountable to God than most people for what they do and they must be careful whom they bless (or to whom they give approval).
Paul also told Timothy (the pastor of the church in Ephesus):
Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22)
We see the same basic thought here. Don’t be quick to lay hands (suggesting approval) on someone. In doing this, I believe that the pope, in this meeting with Epstein and Maxwell, became a partaker of their sins. The “Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church” has chosen to align himself with a pedophile sex trafficker and his pimp. More troubling, though, is the fact that this just didn’t come out of nowhere. Pedophilia and sex scandals abound within the Catholic Church. Now, there are many perverts and sex criminals in other religious organizations also, to be sure. But I believe that, because of the structure of the Catholic Church and its leaders’ willingness to protect its offenders at all costs, this evil seems to be built into the system. The idea of forced celibacy and a group of males (or females, in the case of nuns) living together in close quarters indefinitely is a breeding ground for all sorts of problems.
Some will say that celibacy is not forced on priests. There may be exceptions, but the norm is that it is indeed mandatory for those who choose to be priests in the Latin rite. The chances of certain sexual sins in this institution are greatly increased under these conditions.
To my knowledge, John Paul II had never renounced the blessing he gave to Epstein and Maxwell, nor apologized to his followers for it. It seems obvious to me that when the pope is found sanctioning wicked lifestyles, it is high time for Catholics to evaluate their faith and start detaching themselves from this corrupt system. My Catholic friends, do you really want to stay in such a tainted and unbiblical institution? Please search this blog and see the many articles in it demonstrating the Catholic Church’s error and corruption.
But you do have a choice and you are not obligated to stay there. Of course, there is no perfect church or religious assembly anywhere in the world. But there are churches out there that are biblically sound and whose members, for the most part, live faithfully according to biblical principles. The problem is to find one of these assemblies. But surely, if you are sincerely searching for God’s will and have spent ample time familiarizing yourself with God’s Word, He will guide you to recognize, and desire to join, such a biblical church. The question is, are you interested in the truth? Are you perhaps trapped in a long-standing tradition of being Catholic, just because of your family and friends?
Hopefully, as time goes on, Catholics will see more and more clearly the errors and corruption of their system. So, beware of the popes (and the rest of the Church hierarchy) and their connections with pimps and pedophiles. Don’t become a partaker of their sins by your approving of, and staying in, that system.
And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto Heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities.” (Revelation 18:4-5)
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