- HERESY IN THE VATICAN? Catholics Steal the Pope’s ‘Pagan’ Fertility Statues, Dump Them in River (VIDEO)
Angered at Pope Francis’ apparent worship of false gods and idols, a crack team of angry Catholics have slipped into a Roman church and made off with a collection of Amazonian statues, before dumping them in the River Tiber.
In a video apparently filmed in the early hours of the morning and posted by Catholic news site LifeSite News, a pair of worshippers rise from the pews of Rome’s Santa Maria in Traspontina Church near St. Peter’s Basilica, remove several carved wooden statues of a topless pregnant woman, proceed outside to the Castel Sant’Angelo, salute a statue of Archangel Michael, and chuck the figurines into the Tiber River below.
“This was done for only one reason: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his Blessed Mother, and everybody who follows Christ, are being attacked by members of our own Church,” one of the men said in a statement, before lapsing into Latin and concluding “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!”
The men’s bizarre heist was not without warning.
Earlier this month, Pope Francis received the statues as a gift from Amazonian indigenous leaders, who participated in a tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens. To the pontiff, it was an opportunity to deliver a sermon on climate change, with the tree planted in “soil from the Amazon…bathed in the blood of those who have died fighting its destruction.”
This morning in the Vatican Gardens, Indigenous leaders of the Amazon offered up prayers for the Earth, in a ceremony where Pope Francis consecrated the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod to St. Francis of Assisi #SinodoAmazonico pic.twitter.com/v9Ljy3q3Bh
— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) October 4, 2019