March 15th, 2011
05:08 PM ET
Vatican announces Facebook, YouTube pages for John Paul II
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor
Pope John Paul II, famous for his power to communicate the Roman Catholic Church’s message around the world, is getting another chance to do so, with the Vatican launching pages dedicated to him on Facebook and YouTube.
The Holy See launched the social networking pages Tuesday, in advance of the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, the last step before sainthood.
"The aim is to diversify the instruments so as to give this initiative as great an exposure and as wide a coverage as possible,” the Vatican press office said in a statement.
The new Facebook and YouTube pages feature video clips from John Paul’s nearly 27-year pontificate and are being maintained by Vatican Radio and of the Vatican Television Centre.
The Vatican announced in January that John Paul II, who died in 2005, would be beatified later this year.
The social networking campaign around his beatification comes after Pope Benedict praised online social media, even while identifying some dangers of the new technology.
“In the digital world, transmitting information increasingly means making it known within a social network where knowledge is shared in the context of personal exchanges,” Benedict said in a January statement for the church’s World Communications Day.
“This dynamic has contributed to a new appreciation of communication itself, which is seen first of all as dialogue, exchange, solidarity and the creation of positive relations,” he said.
In order for a candidate to be beatified, one miracle after death must be proved through the scrutiny of medical and theological experts.
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Now – who is the "beast?" What power:
1) Received its "seat" and authority from Rome. Revelation 13:4.
2) Rules the world for 1260 years (from 538 A.D. – 1798 A.D.).
3) Then received a "deadly wound" which later heals. Revelation 13:3.
4) Is both a political and a religious power, which is worshipped. Revelation 13:4.
5) Tampered with God's law. Daniel 7:25.
6) Has a leader who claims to be God on the earth and to be able to forgive sins. (which is blasphemy) Revelation 13:1.
7) Is a mother church (daughters have come out of her). Revelation 17:5.
8) Made war with the saints. Revelation 13:7.
9) Is a world power which is wondered at. Revelation 13:3,4.
10) Has "a man" at the head of it with the number of his name being 666. Revelation 13:18.
11) Has a dreaded "mark" which, if received, will cause a person to be cast into the lake of fire and lose eternal life. Revelation 14:9,10.
By now most of the people have guessed that it's the Papacy. They're correct. It's the only power on the face of the earth that fits all of the Bible characteristics for it.
out of curiosity where is the 666 in the papacy come from?
VICARIUS FILII DEI (the vicar of God's son) is the designation given to every pope (I don't know if it's etched in the mitre, but anyway ... back to the point:) if you add up all the Roman numbers in that sentence (Remember U in Latin goes by V) you get 666. (Someone l actually took time to work this out!!)
I tend to think of it as a mere coincidence, though, Joe!
facebook really needs a dont like button
Your faith has healed you, go in peace...He who has no sin, let him cast the first stone...Who among these men, the rabbi, the levite or the samaritan, proved to be a neighbor to this man...You do not receive because you do not ask, and you ask for the wrong motives. Ask and it shall be given you, for if you ask humbly and for the right motives, my father in heaven, who provides all things, cannot refuse you...I tell you, this poor widow has given more than all the other rich people, for while they gave out of their abundance, she gave out of her poverty...You can see the speck in your friend's eye, but you don't notice the log in your own eye...etc...Words spoken more than two thousand years ago. Words that ignite a fire in your heart, softens it. Words that will outlast time itself, for they are the eternal truth. Write these words into your heart, for they are treasures from heaven. Etch them deeply into your being by practicing them with all your heart. And when they are etched deep, nothing can take them away from you.
Very beautifully said TreasuresFromHeaven!
Did you read the passage. Read it CAREFULLY. The passage says the man passes through the fire, not the works. Read carefully. Do you believe in sanctification? Apparently not if you think there isn't a purification needed. That it all was purified 2000 years ago at the cross. You must also be a universalist, i.e. everybody goes to heaven, unless you a calvinsit who doesn't believe Jesus died for everyone. Jesus earned the grace for all to be saved 2000 years ago. It has to be applied to our lives TODAY.
Gerald. I am a saved, Baptised by immersion, filled with the Holy Spirit follower of Jesus Christ.
So you know who I am .
Please go read..all say "a man's WORKS shall pass thru fire.
The verses below......there you willl find cleansing, santification, purging. Jesus Christ done it all. Period.
2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Forgiven
Hebrews 9:14, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Purged
Galatians 2:16, "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." Justification
1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Matthew 26:28, "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (The NT Greek tells us that the word 'remission' here means, "Forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty.") Covered by the Blood of Jesus
Romans 3:22, "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference."
No difference does the Lord make between his children, as long as they are washed in his blood and filled with his Holy Spirit.
Here, Gerald, is a key verse. ..."unto all and all that believe them, for there is no difference."