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Pope Francis’ Crackdown On Saint Making Profiteering Is Sacrilegious!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and get the gist here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘Fox News’ (AP)’ original.


Wow. Wow. Wow. This foreign pope is out-of-control! Making money of of saints is so much an integral, inviolable part of the Catholic Church, and has been for at least 1,600 years. It has been one of their BIGGEST means of raising funds.

Pope Francis. Pope Francis!

What are YOU doing to the poor Church!

One thing is for sure. I stand a better of chance of being canonized a Saint than YOU and that really is saying something.

I am in shock.


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by Anura Guruge

June 29, 2015: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Per Tradition, New Metropolitan Archbishops Will Receive Their Palliums.


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by Anura Guruge


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⇒⇒⇒⇒ Also at ‘Popes and Papacy‘ blog …. Search on ‘pallium’ >>>>


stpeterpalloThis is an honored and much revered tradition going back a very long time though there has been ‘minor’ changes in format of late. Nonetheless the handing out of the pallium ceremony will take place on Monday, June 29 — during the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul at St. Peter’s Basilica.

This year 46 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Blase J. Cupich (Chicago) & John Charles Wester (Santa Fe), will get their palliums at that ceremony. It is assumed that Pope Francis will do the honors.


3 Real Neat, Very Old Papal Coins By My Friend ‘Mark T.’

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>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.
>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.
Francis says the darnest things 

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My friend and frequent collaborator ‘Mark T.’ is a longtime and avid collector of papal coins. I have done many posts about his papal coins in my (old) “Popes and Papacy” blog.

Go to “Popes and Papacy” and search on ‘coins’ or click on the coins, to the right, to take you to a post that will serve as a good start.


This is a Billon Denaro Paparino of Urban VI (#203), 1378 to 1389, the LAST non-cardinal to be elected pope. He proved to be more than a handful. Not a coincidence that they have never elected a non-cardinal since! And he was 600 years ago. I have a LOT about him in my “Next Pope 2011” book.

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On the right image, starting at the upper right, it +VRB’ PP SESTVS in gothic font
on the left image (two keys), starting from the upper right, S PETRVS ET PAVL (i.e., Saints Peter and Paul).


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Another restitution medal (c. 1710) engraved by Giovanni Battista Pozzo, of John VI (#85), 701 to 705. So this coin minted 1,ooo years after his death!


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Another one by the same artist/engraver, of Portuguese physician John XXI (#188), 1276 – 1277 who died when the ceiling of his hastily constructed library, in Viterbo [Italy], collapsed on him. So this was 500 years after his death.