On this day I have come to tell all of my children, those beneath my mantle and those who are not yet converted: Prepare yourselves well by returning to my Divine Son. You must live my messages which are the Gospel message of my Divine Son. You must make God your all, first in everything. You must cease all sin. Let all evil be stripped from you through the Precious Blood of my Divine Son.
You do not know the evilness upon the earth. You do not see the evilness in your own hearts. Anyone who harbors anger and bitterness toward anyone in their heart does not follow my Divine Son, but follows the beast, the enemy of God.
I solemnly tell you: Time is now! The sufferings are here. They shall increase. All nations shall weep. All nations shall be in upheaval. Only those who truly live the True faith shall know the Truth and have peace. I can say to you solemnly: The hour of your decision is now. Do not delay. Do not remain spiritually dead, but let the Holy Spirit dwell in you, for He is the Sanctifier.
Pray! Pray! Pray!
These are my motherly words to all. I have said all, and you have not heard. O! I weep because of your pride, your stubbornness. Know I love you and my Divine Son loves all with Infinite Love. Please return to God, for the hour of the world's crucifixion is upon you.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
It is for this reason that I have been sent as the Mother to gather all the children back into the True Flock of my Divine Son.
I solemnly tell all the world: Time is so very short, you cannot conceive of it. Yet each day you waste your time and damage your souls by your pettiness, your ego, your human agenda. You read my messages, but unless they contain facts about the future you ignore them. I have not come, by God's Authority, to give you every detail of the future, for God knows well man's will to control everything.
Therefore, I solemnly tell you let God control your life and you will live my words. I beseech all: Cease your selfish ways and imitate my Divine Son in all things. Pray for Mercy. The Hour of Mercy must come.
Thank you for responding to my Call!
On June 5, he will visit the country of his birth for the seventh time. In a recent pastoral letter, the Polish bishops pointed out that the visit is linked to two very important anniversaries: the millennium of the canonization of Saint Adalbert, and the sixth centenary of Saint Eduvigis, queen of Poland.
The bishops have organized a series of prayer vigils, which began on April 30, for protection for this papal pilgrimage which will last twelve days -- John Paul II's longest trip to his country as Pontiff. During the pilgrimage, the Pope will visit twelve cities.
The Episcopal Commission responsible for the papal visit considers this a unique opportunity to renew the "sense of community," as well as the role of the laity in the Church. The latter's work is indispensable, for "the Church to fulfill its own mission," the Commission reported.
According to observers close to the preparation of the visit, this trip will be an important occasion to speak to the Catholic faithful about the need of them being informed and active participants in the cultural circles of their day, giving public testimony of their beliefs and, in the words of the preparatory Commission, to abandon the "false opinion that faith in Christ is a private affair."
Public witness to faith is one of the great challenges for the Church in Poland, especially in the media. During a recent homily, before a large group of deputies, at the Marian shrine of Jasna Gora, Bishop Adam Lepa, who is responsible for the media, denounced the anticlericalism and moral materialism which still have great sway in the media, -- a legacy of the communist system.
Bishop Lepa spoke severely against the public television channel "TVP," and said that the directors of the network have given time to cover the papal visit as a special favor when, in fact, it should be a real obligation, as it is one of the most important events in the country this year. ZE99051304
A group of refugees from the war-devastated region gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear the Pope's words to them: "I am very pleased to receive this morning a group of Kosovian refugees being cared for by Italian Caritas."
In continuation he added, "Beloved brothers, in this month of May we are praying for peace. May the intercession of Mary most Holy obtain it for you and for all peoples made martyrs by war."
"The search for negotiated solutions" for the crisis in the Balkans has "already taken too long," insisted "L'Osservatore Romano" on the front page of today's issue.
"The new slaughter of refugees that has inflicted the most recent wounds in bleeding Kosovo, who is at the limits of its strength, constitute a call to the conscience of the world that it bring peace," stated the semi-official Vatican newspaper in its Italian edition. "Sorrow for the victims, shared suffering in the fears of those who, due to their flight, cannot know if their loved ones are among the dead, demands that the heads of the organizations of the international community listen to the cry of that rent conscience."
"L'Osservatore Romano" recalled that hate is not something "inevitable," even though we find ourselves "before the obvious and cruel barbarity that ex-Yugoslavia has lived in this decade or before a technological violence that has made our century the bloodiest in history."
Therefore, the article calls for responsible politicians not to give in to the temptations to "discouragement, or worse still, to indifference, which could increase the amount of time -- already too long -- needed to find a negotiated solution."
The article ends with a stern warning. "No one is allowed to put more pitfalls into the perilous path of peace."
According to Vatican spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls, the leaders came to visit the Holy Father to thank him for "the care with which he follows the destinies of the entire Iraqi population." After their meeting with the Pontiff, the delegation was received by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran.
Navarro-Valls also indicated that these meetings permitted the analysis of the situation in Iraq, and "confirmed to the Holy See that the efforts of the international community to rapidly reach a just and definitive solution for the crisis must have the Iraqi people as their particular central objective."
The Holy See and John Paul II have often condemned the economic embargo currently being applied to Iraq, noting that the real victims of this action are the most helpless of the Iraqis. The Patriarchate of Iraq and the Holy See are currently studying the possibility of the Pope visiting Iraq at the end of this year. ZE990501408
Olivier Clement, well-known Orthodox theologian in the ecumenical circles of the Patriarchy of Constantinople, spoke about the results of the Holy Father's trip to Romania during an interview with the magazine 'Avvenire.'
-- After the Pope's trip to Romania what are the possibilities of visiting Moscow?
OLIVIER CLEMENT: "It is difficult to answer. Relations between the Moscow Patriarchy and that of Bucharest are not good, because of the problem of former Soviet Moldavia, which has won independence; the latter's Church is claimed both by Russia and Romania. But in Bucharest a taboo has been broken. In fact, there was a kind of psychological taboo on the part of the Orthodox against papal visits. This has broken and things went magnificently well, especially with the people. There was a profound spirit of fraternity, people were moved. A door has opened on a psychological barrier which had to be eliminated. And it has been. What has been achieved? It is still too early to know. We must wait and see. The next event is John Paul II's trip to Armenia, which is also important. It is yet another sign which makes other trips possible. But there are many forces at play in different directions; there are very strong conservative forces in Russia whose reaction is unknown. But, undoubtedly, what happened in Romania will be looked at very closely by all Orthodox countries."
-- Is the difficulty of the Pope's trip to Russia religious or also political?
OLIVIER CLEMENT: "It's political, psychological and historical. We are at the heart of a very long problem which goes back many centuries, to Uniate policies in Poland and Lithuania, for example, to which the Russian Orthodox reacted with similar if not worse violence against the Poles in the 19th century. The Orthodox have a curious trait: they remember all the evil that has been done to them but easily forget the evil they might have done. But the Russians are capable of extraordinary changes. If the Pope went to Moscow, I think he would be welcomed by the people as well as he was in Romania; popular sensibilities would support him. But at present, with the Serbian crisis, not a few Orthodox believe the West is carrying out a crusade against Orthodoxy as it did in the past."
-- Does the current war bring the Pope and Moscow's Patriarch closer or does it distance them?
OLIVIER CLEMENT: "It depends on what the Pope says and what he will say [in future]. He said some beautiful things to the Patriarch of Romania. He made a call for peace. Everything depends on what he will say during the next few days. It is important he not appear as giving a blessing to a NATO crusade because at present the anti-West feeling in Orthodox countries is running high. No doubt the Pope understands this point; he proved this in the case of Iraq. He can also prove it during this crisis, even if it is more difficult."
As a result of the trip to Bucharest, Moscow is closer, but "not overly so." Clement warned against planning a trip too soon. "This is not taking into consideration the possibility of a surprise, which, in itself, would surprise me a lot." ZE99051302
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