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Francis Bows His Knees - Because Orthodox Patriarchs Were Present?

During his July 7 visit to Bari, Italy, after meeting with heads of Christian Churches in the Middle East, Pope Francis surprised the public when he knelt down in order to venerate the relics of Saint Nicholas.

Commentators believe that Francis did this because of the presence of orthodox and oriental patriarchs who would have been shocked if Francis had not shown any visible sign of veneration standing like a tourist in front of the relics of the saint who enjoys an enormous popularity in the East.

Francis knelt down on the stairs in front of the relics.

Under normal circumstances Francis never kneels or bows his knees, disobeying even the rite of Holy Mass or ignoring the presence of Christ during Eucharistic adoration.

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Catholicism101
How DARE
he KNEEL in adoration for a saint but WILL NOT KNEEL in adoration of the Lord of Lords, King of Kings when in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament!
De Profundis
Were there no meeting rooms in the entire city of Bari, That they had to turn the Basilica into a conference center?
San Atanasio ora pro nobis likes this.
De Profundis
Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of St Nicholas saying, "Dear St Nicholas, please help us slap down some of the heretics in the church today. AMEN"
yuca2111
Bergoglian fury Bergoglian Fury
yuca2111
Hypocrite Francis!
De Profundis
Big talk and drink in the church.
De Profundis
All those schismatic Orthodox sects are more Catholic than him.
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Lisi Sterndorfer
Lunch menu for the pope and patriarchs:
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