Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, is having great influence around the world.
From U.S president Barack Obama to Queen Elizabeth To Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis has met them all.
It should be noted that he isn’t coming to see all of them… they are coming to the Vatican to see him. This tells you who is in charge.
The Vatican may be the smallest country in the world, but it has real diplomatic influence.
Nigel Baker, UK Ambassador to the Holy See, was quoted as saying;
“Possibly the world’s most extensive network today, functioning on all sorts of levels from the political to the religious to the NGO, to the street, to the media.”
Nigel notes that much more than religion is addressed. The Pope also discusses immigration, war, nuclear disarmament and inter-religious dialogue.
“These are top of the agenda issues and the Holy See not only has something to say, but it’s having influence on the debate.”
The Vatican has diplomatic relations with more than 170 countries.
“We don’t have at the moment an embassy in Damascus. But, we may be able to talk to Syrians, Syrian Christians or Syrian refugee workers who are working closely inside Syria and have information on what’s happening.”
It seems like Pope Francis is always in the news. Of course the Jesuits control the news outlets. And some world or religious leader is always meeting with him… no doubt to get their orders.
“Even world leaders I think can be susceptible to a little bit of the star dust and see whether that may rub off on them and I think it’s difficult to find a world leader that has the star dust that Pope Francis has.”
Pope Francis is drawing the world unto the Vatican, and he wields his incredible influence.
The Jesuits Generals, the earth beast and False Prophet of Revelation 13, took control of the Vatican in the late 18th century.
Since then they have propped up an image of the powerful Roman Catholic Church, to draw the world under their power.
And now Pope Francis, who is the first Jesuit Pope, is pushing their agenda to the fullest.