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Church Revolution in Pictures: Photo of the Week
Posted March 26, 2017
On May 16, 2016, Pope Francis received the Prime Minister of Macedonia Traijko Veljanoski. The Republic of Macedonia is for the most part Greek-Schismatic. As a manifestation of courtesy the Prime Minister brought as a gift for the Pope a beautiful golden tiara adorned with rows of pearls. This gift greatly embarrassed Bergoglio, as shown in the photo above.
The tiara was a work of the so-called Orthodox nuns of Rajcica Monastery with pearls from Macedonia’s Ohrid Lake.
Faced with the prospect of rejecting the tiara, a symbol of the triple monarchy of the Pope that he hates, and thus showing rudeness to his guests as well as potentially raising an obstacle to ecumenism with the Schismatics, he opted to accept the gift with an expression of distaste.
When do we find Francis truly happy and smiling (e.g. third row below)? It is when he is with his fellow communists, like the despot Fidel Castro, fourth row. “For where your treasure is, there is your heart.” (Mt 6: 21)
Last row, a photo of the famous bronze statue of St. Peter wearing the traditional tiara – which all Popes should use – taken on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, January 18.