By Theodore Shoebat
Pope Francis has just told the police officers in charge of protecting the Vatican that “shadows and dangers” are coming, and he said this amidst numerous death threats from Islamic terrorists. But, Francis said that we should not have despair, saying “As Christians we are called not to lose heart or be discouraged”.
Now, what went so ignored is the fact that four Muslims linked to Al-Qaeda tried to kill the Pope while he was in the Philippines. The officers pursued the four jihadists but they managed to get away. As one report says:
Four plotters with links to al-Qaeda were nearly cornered by Manila police hours before the mass in Rizal Park last Sunday but they managed to slip away in the ensuing commotion, the retired officer claimed.
The Philippine government has publicly denied any terrorist plot to assassinate the pope during the visit.
The fact that four Muslims tried to kill the Pope just a few days ago tells us that its quite possible that he could be assassinated by Muslims.
ISIS is targeting Pope Francis, calling him the “bearer of false truth.” According to an Italian source, ISIS is not only setting their sites on the Vatican, but more specifically, on Pope Francis himself.
Italian authorities have already issued an alert giving warnings on places that our potential targets to terrorist, and one on the list, being very significant, was “places of worship,” which would include the Vatican.
It has been reported that at least 50 people from Italy are now fighting for ISIS, 80% of whom are native Italians who converted to Islam. One of the reasons for their conversion, according to one Italian newspaper, was “distrust in the Catholic Church,” indicating the connection between Islam and anti-Catholicism.
Most interestingly, the goal to force the Vatican to become Muslim was recently stated by an ISIS agent in Italy named Imam Ismar Mesinovic, a Bosnian Muslim who stationed himself in the country to recruit Italian converts to fight for ISIS. He said:
We Muslims believe that one day the whole world will be an Islamic state. Our goal is to make sure that even the Vatican will be Muslim. Maybe I will not be able to see it, but that time will come.
Shoebat.com was the first to find a video in which ISIS declared that they are going to take over the Vatican:
The Italians have also restricted airspace above Vatican City, and have even increased security for St. Peter’s Basilica, a place the Muslims would love to sack. In fact, in the year 849, the Muslims did indeed pillage and plunder St. Peter’s Basilica, stealing the altars and the chalices, and spilling Christian blood, but thank God Pope Leo IV drove them out, with God’s intervention.
Speaking on these security measures, interior minister Filippo Bubbico said:
ISIS poses an international and European security threat and we in Italy feel particularly exposed
The alert by Italian authorities came after Italy approved a measure to send weapons to Kurdish fighters combating ISIS. Ships exporting the weapons from Sicily into the Middle East have been under heavy security, as we read from an Italian report:
Italy’s national security authorities last Wednesday issued an alert for possible terrorist attacks on “sensitive targets” after receiving unspecified “threats”. The advisory came after parliament OK’d plans to arm Iraqi Kurds battling an Islamic State (ISIS) fundamentalist offensive in northern Iraq. As a result, authorities are ramping up security at all ports with connections to North Africa and the Middle East, most of which are located in Sicily.
In the 16th century, the Ottoman Turks attempted to invade the Vatican under the lead of the Sultan Mehmet II who said that he would invade Rome and have his horse “eat from the high altar of St. Peter.”
But first the Turks had to begin in the coast, in order to make their way toward Rome. They stormed the southern Italian city of Otranto, and captured twenty two thousand people, twelve thousand of which were butchered, most of them for refusing to become Muslim, and the rest were sold into slavery. Such actions were no different than what ISIS does today. Eight hundred men were each given the chance to bend the knee to Allah, and each refused, and like the prophets of Israel they were all put to death, and their bodies fed to dogs.
The Turks murdered every cleric in the city. The Archbishop of Ontranto remained in his cathedral, standing before the altar, his hands holding onto the Blessed Sacraments; the Turks seized him and cut his body in half. Isabel, the queen of Spain and main instituter of the Inquisition, reacted at once to the massacre by sending a Castilian fleet to Italy to fight the Turks. Fear took hold of Pope Sixtus IV, who considered fleeing; for no doubt the Muslims would have wanted nothing more than to conquer the Vatican. But in short time he decided to remain, and sent out warriors throughout Italy and Europe or protect the peninsula from the raging Turks. The king of England, on the other hand, did nothing; neither did the French nor the Germans decide to help their Christian brethren.
What will happen in the future will be quite similar to this: the revived Ottoman Empire, under the Antichrist, will try to invade the Vatican, but will be resisted by Italy and Spain, The Spaniards and the Italians, along with American, Russia, and other righteous nations, will be the instruments used by God to crush the Antichrist.
The Italian government has affirmed that the Vatican is an extremely primary target for ISIS, since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the jihadist group, has stated that to conquer Rome is to rule the world:
This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world
Italian Interior Minister Angelino just said a few days ago that we should not ignore the words of al-Baghdadi and the fervency with which ISIS desires to conquer Rome because of the Vatican’s religious significance as the head of Western Christianity, describing the city as:
the cradle of Christianity and of which it is envisioned the conquest [by ISIS], is invoked for its symbolic value. It would not be correct to minimize the words of Al-Baghdadi
It has been my message for quite some time now that Islam was founded as an anti-Catholic movement, and these current becomings are a proof to that. Islam came to destroy the Catholic Church, and we will one day see the Ottomans attempt to invade the Vatican, just as they tried in the 16th century, but they will fail.
There is actually a prophecy in the Catholic Church, called the prophecy of Fatima, in which the death of a pope is foretold:
And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.
The pope here is killed, and then after him clergy and laymen are slaughtered, which signifies a mass persecution of Catholics after the pope’s martyrdom.
We must prepare our minds for the coming war against Islam.