October 30th, 2013
08:49 AM ET

Cute kid won't leave Pope Francis alone

(CNN) - A cute little boy joined Pope Francis on stage in St. Peter's Square last weekend during a Catholic celebration of the family and refused to leave, forcing the pontiff to put Jesus' words about "suffering" the little children into practice.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  1. children of Israel

    Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of the things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. *Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    November 2, 2013 at 12:53 am |
    • Reality # 2

      And once again to counter the "thu-mptations":

      The Apostles' / Agnostics’ Creed 2013 (updated by yours truly based on the studies of NT historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

      Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven?????

      I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
      preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
      named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
      girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

      Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
      the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

      He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
      a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of

      Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
      many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
      ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
      Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
      grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
      and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
      called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

      (References used are available upon request.)

      November 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm |
  2. children of Israel

    Satan kingdom will be destroyed into darkness. Heaven is coming to earth (St. Matthew 6:10) You cannot enter into kingdom of heaven without having a tribe and a gate, Revelation 7 lists all the tribes. Joseph's Ephraim (Zechariah 10:6-7) *Genesis 49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way,.. (Ezekiel 48:31-35) *Revelation 21:12-13*

    November 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
  3. children of Israel

    Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. *Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Obadiah 1:15) *Revelation 1:18*

    November 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm |
  4. prophet

    Our Saviour came to save us from the catholics and christians who also mislead people.

    November 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
  5. prophet

    what makes this pope even more of a fool is that he had no idea about what God wants if he did these immigarnst would be in the vatrican being fed and helped.

    November 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
  6. prophet

    this man is so evil, why, because he was praying today for the immigrants to have a safe place to be and yet isn't the vatican in Italy, and it could allow many refugees into its bulidings, so Our Saviour Said share out your wealth.

    Catholic clergy clergy hypocrisy, let you the reader decide, but evil are the catholic clergy and now even obviously misleading people about God.

    November 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • Melinda

      You also have a home, I believe, and are able to house immigrants and refugees and others that need help.

      November 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm |
  7. doobzz

    You know it's a boring pope blog when even Bill Deacon can't get worked up about it.

    November 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
  8. mzh

    31:33 – O mankind, fear your Lord and fear a Day when no father will avail his son, nor will a son avail his father at all. Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth, so let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver.

    31:34 – Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.


    November 1, 2013 at 10:04 am |
  9. Realist


    ... http://www.GODisIMAGINARY.com ...

    ... and thank goodness ...

    ... because he emanates from the ...

    ... http://www.EVILbible.com


    November 1, 2013 at 6:53 am |
    • Realist


      ... http://www.GODisIMAGINARY.com ...

      ... and thank goodness ...

      ... because he emanates from the ...

      ... http://www.EVILbible.com


      November 1, 2013 at 6:58 am |
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    November 1, 2013 at 4:37 am |
  11. shorteststuff

    The Church security guard tries to lure the child away with candy. . .

    October 31, 2013 at 9:22 pm |
  12. Nada

    It must have taken the pope great control having the "child" so close to him.

    October 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm |
  13. Outside Man

    Why aren't atoms evidence of a Creator?

    October 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
    • Nada

      Why arent atoms evidence of fairies?

      October 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm |
  14. LAWL

    The only child in history to willingly spend time with catholic clergy.

    October 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm |
  15. Child of the Most High God

    To make a blanket statement saying Christians do not believe in the Old Testament is completely FALSE!! I am a Christian and yes, I do believe in the Old testament! I do not believe there are "three"–Hear O Israel the Lord thy God is ONE Lord...He is Lord God of the Old Testament and Lord Jesus of the New! Instead of thinking of an egg to describe the deity–try water–In liquid form it is H20...in solid form (ice) it is still H2O...in gas form (vapor/steam) it is STILL H20...different forms but still the same!! May the blessings of the Lord be upon you!

    October 31, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • Cousin of the Next Most High God

      Cure analogy, but the properties of the molecule H2O don't change, just the phase that it is in. Your 'God' on the other hand wouldn't seem to be able to be both wholly god and wholly man at the same time. In your analogy, that would be like water being wholly ice and wholly steam at the same time.

      October 31, 2013 at 10:05 am |
      • Unrelated Child, Not of the Corn


        October 31, 2013 at 10:09 am |
      • Say Whaaaat!

        That is the difference between the creator of water and the water. The creator has the power to exist in either form of the trinity and be all things to all people at all times. Without faith one cannot begin to TRY to understand.
        The names of G_D imply the role G_D plays in human beings lifes from conception to death and into eternity.
        •El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
        •El Elyon (The Most High God)
        •Adonai (Lord, Master)
        •Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
        •Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
        •Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
        •Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
        •Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
        •Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
        •Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
        •El Olam (The Everlasting God)
        •Elohim (God)
        •Qanna (Jealous)
        •Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
        •Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
        •Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

        October 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
        • Realist


          ... http://www.GODisIMAGINARY.com ...

          ... and thank goodness ...

          ... because he emanates from the ...

          ... http://www.EVILbible.com


          November 1, 2013 at 6:56 am |
    • LAWL

      If you call yourself a christian, you can't believe in the old testament. According to the old testament, multiple gods exist. According to the old testament, it's impossible for jesus to be the Jewish prophet. He didn't fulfill the prophecies. NONE OF THEM. You probably don't even know what the real ten commandments are. Typical christian. Never read your bible. If you did, you'd have dumped the useless faith long ago.

      October 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  16. von mwen

    The kid was a newly adopted orphan that was sitting with, whom I believe and orphan group. His parents were sitting elsewhere. So no- the parents could not dash up front an get the boy. Most likely, the orphan group leaders should have.

    October 31, 2013 at 8:52 am |
  17. mzh

    O People of the Book,

    Ever since I have started learning about Christianity and Judaism from the Bible which consists of OT and NT, I ask myself a question – who would combine these two where the basic principle is being contradicted within it.

    Here is the example: The first commandment is not to associate any other with The Lord Almighty, Lord is ONE.

    And in NT – The Lord became one of the three.

    Now my Christian friends will come and explain like no its not three but its like a egg which has the shell, the white and the yellow and so on. Even this example is also there are 3 substances in 1 egg.

    About the Judaism – The Jews in Medina knew that there will be a prophet coming and they saw the revelation coming while they were present and most of them did not believe in it but some of them did. They even used to say Uzair is son of God. And we all know that how they behaved with Moses and his brother Aaron and right after crossing the river (which was one of the miracles that they have experienced in their own eyes) they made a cow and started worshipping, playing games with sabath and there are many more…

    With due respect I did not come up these by my own and these are the history that I am sure Jews and Christians knows but due to their ego, they do not see the truth…


    October 31, 2013 at 8:36 am |
    • willtopower

      Sorry, but your post makes no sense whatsoever. It's not about this video thats for sure. In fact, I'm not sure I have any clue what it's supposed to be about. If that is all you have learned from your studies then you should study something else. This is a discrepancy a 10 year old is familiar with and can discuss at length.

      October 31, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  18. the blood

    What is it about sites like this that seem to attract all the wackos and people with axes to grind? Haven't you folks got something better to do? Or are you so self-focussed that the world just HAS to hear your warped views?

    October 31, 2013 at 8:27 am |
    • mzh

      Hello 'the blood',

      Everyone is here with the same intention as you are here... LOL

      This is where you express yourself by respecting others as you want to be respected...


      October 31, 2013 at 8:38 am |
  19. mzh

    Hello All,

    Its Good Thursday Morning.... 🙂

    I smell hatred around here and I do not understand why...

    I do not accept or agree with your opinions or belief but that does not mean I will disrespect you...

    We are human and we have been created with this bounty that every human will have this freedom of speech...

    When Moses (pbuh) was sent to Pharaoh and he (Moses) was told by The Lord Almighty that be polite when you invited Pharaoh...

    What types of human would use slang to another and what it proves about the one who is using these languages... I guess I would not have to answer but we all are smart enough to know the answer...

    Our Lord The Almighty, help us all when it comes to deal with others...


    October 31, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  20. Person

    Any child is greater in the eyes of God the a Pope or any man for that matter.

    October 31, 2013 at 8:13 am |
    • willtopower


      October 31, 2013 at 9:05 am |
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