While faithful Catholics around the world are pre-occupied with a multitude of concerns such as how to pay their next utility bill, avoiding a random nuclear attack or wondering is their beloved TLM will be around next week, the Vatican continues to astonish with its commitment to pursuing worldly concerns and superfluity. Case in point, this article from VATICAN NEWS:
Pope invites 2,000 homeless, refugees and prisoners to the circus
Over 2,000 people are expected to attend a special circus show in Rome on 11 February as part of an initiative organized by the Dicastery for the Service of Charity, among whom will be refugee families from Ukraine, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan.
Pope Francis, through the Dicastery for the Service of Charity, has invited over 2,000 people to attend a special circus performance on Saturday, 11 February. The show will be performed by the Rony Roller circus company.
(Amove: an image included with the Vatican News report. Note the Luciferian ‘M’ hand sign, indicating membership in Freemasonry.)
According to a statement by the Dicastery (also known as the Apostolic Alms Office), the people invited include refugees, homeless, prisoners, and refugee families with children from Ukraine, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
There will also be some families living in squattered buildings in Rome, and more than 150 homeless people living in the streets of the Roman suburb of Torvaianica and in various dormitories. They will be accompanied by volunteers, including the Sisters of Charity of Mother Teresa.
“Allowing these people to attend the show is a way of giving a few hours of serenity to those who face hardships and need help to sustain hope”, the Papal Almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski explains in the statement. “As the Pope said when meeting artists, the Circus puts us in touch with the beauty that always cheers us up and makes us go beyond difficulties, it is a way to reach the Lord.”
The show also reminds of the countless hours of training and sacrifices behind this art and this beauty: “The artists of the circus confirm to us that persevering can make the impossible possible”, Cardinal Krajewski said.
There is art and beauty in a circus? Who knew? Why not show them through the Sistine Chapel instead, or have the St Peter’s choir sing some Palestrina?
Regarding the subtle yet distinctive Masonic gesture – hidden in plain sight – here are some more samples: to the left, Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons. To the right is, I believe, Christopher Columbus.
Here are a couple of circus members with the magician who sometimes appears with them. Make what you will of that hand gesture.
The Curia should remember that only Cardinals have voting rights at the next conclave – hypnotising or bribing the disadvantaged will be of no help on that fateful day.