This report from today’s ‘Daily Mail’ brought to mind the words of David at the death of king Saul and his son Jonathan. “How are the mighty fallen!” (2 Samuel 1:19) but then I thought that such words were too flattering for this papal reprobate!
Instead, there came to my mind the account in the Bible of the fate of the Philistine idol, the fish-god, Dagon, as it fell down broken when the Philistines put the Ark of the Covenant, which they had stolen from the Israelites, in the temple of Dagon.
“When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.” 1 Samuel 5:2-4.
Pope John Paul II, pope from 1978 until 2005, is spoken of in hushed tones by Roman Catholic devotees. Wikipedia states of him that:
“John Paul II’s cause for canonisation commenced one month after his death with the traditional five-year waiting period waived. On 19 December 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed venerable by his successor, Benedict XVI, and was beatified on 1 May 2011 (Divine Mercy Sunday) after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints attributed one miracle to his intercession, the healing of a French nun called Marie Simon Pierre from Parkinson’s disease.
A second miracle was approved on 2 July 2013, and confirmed by Pope Francis two days later. John Paul II was canonised on 27 April 2014 (again Divine Mercy Sunday), together with John XXIII. On 11 September 2014, Pope Francis added these two feast days to the worldwide General Roman Calendar of saints. While saints’ feast days are traditionally celebrated on the anniversary of their deaths, that of John Paul II (22 October) is celebrated on the anniversary of his papal inauguration. Posthumously, he has been referred to by some Catholics as “Pope St. John Paul the Great”, although the title has no official recognition.”
In truth, these bestowals of unctuous and flattering ‘honours’, posthumously conferred upon him, have made not a tittle of difference to his eternal abode. Like all who claimed to be popes before him, he died a lost sinner, trusting in the unbiblical rituals and ceremonies of the counterfeit ‘church’ which he headed and is therefore in hell.
The Lord Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” John 14:6. Pope John Paul II was a follower of a mythical ‘Mary’ and promoted Mariolatry. There is no heaven for such.
The ‘unsaintliness’ of the man may be seen in this report of the findings of a Polish reporter who research the activities of this pope while he was a cardinal in Krakow, the second-largest city in Poland.
Read the article for yourself to see how this utterly deceitful and hypocritical ‘Dagon’ lies broken in the dirt of his own temple ,when faced by the truth concerning his past wickedness!
Sincerely in Christ’s name,
Postscript: Here is another article from Irish media that examines this matter: Documentary examines John Paul II’s handling of abuse cases
Pope John Paul II ‘covered up child abuse while a cardinal in Poland and transferred paedophile priests to avoid a scandal’
Polish John Paul II was pope for 27 years from 1978 until his death in 2005. Investigative reporter has now claimed he knew of cases of paedophile priests.
By Chris Jewers For Mailonline. Published: 07:47, 6 March 2023.
The late Polish pope John Paul II knew about child abuse in Poland’s Catholic church years before becoming pontiff and helped cover it up, a new report has claimed.
Michal Gutowski, the investigator behind the report for private broadcaster TVN, said that Karol Wojtyla, as he then was, knew of cases of paedophile priests within the church while still a cardinal in Krakow.
He transferred the priests to other dioceses – one as far away as Austria – to ensure no scandal ensued, the investigator said.
Wojtyla, who was pope for 27 years from 1978 until his death in 2005, wrote a letter of recommendation for a priest accused of abuse to Vienna cardinal Franz Koenig, without mentioning the accusations, says Gutowski.
During his investigation, Gutowski says he spoke to victims of paedophile priests, their families and former church diocese employees.
He cites documents from the former Communist-era SB secret police and rare church documents to which he managed to get access.
But Gutowski said the Krakow diocese had refused him access to its own documentary archives for his investigation.
The Polish church has in the past refused to provide documents to the judiciary or a public commission of enquiry investigating cases of church abuse of minors.
One of Gutowski’s sources said on condition of anonymity that he had personally told Wojtyla about acts of paedophilia concerning one priest in 1973. ‘Wojtyla first wanted to make sure it wasn’t a bluff,’ the source said. ‘He asked it not be reported anywhere – he said he would deal with it.’
The then cardinal had explicitly requested the alleged affair be kept strictly under wraps, the source is said to have told Gutowski.
Thomas Doyle, an American former Catholic priest, canon law scholar, and the author of one of the first reports of Catholic clergy abuse in the United States, said Gutowski’s investigation was groundbreaking.
It showed that John Paul II knew this problem existed even before he became pope, he argued.
The broadcast of the investigation in traditionally Catholic Poland comes soon after a Polish-based Dutch journalist, Ekke Overbeek, made similar accusations.
Overbeek’s book, Maxima Culpa, is due to go on sale in Poland this week.
Over the past two years, and amid several reports of abuse of minors in the Polish church, the Vatican has sanctioned several high-ranking church officials for having covered up paedophilia by members of the clergy.
As the time of his election, John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope since the 16th century, and the longest-serving pope in modern history after Pius IX in the 1800s.
He has been credited with being instrumental in bringing down Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, and even survived three assassination attempts – one of which saw him shot and another saw him narrowly avoid being stabbed.
He made public apologies to many groups that had suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church over the centuries.
Pope John Paul II (pictured), or Karol Wojtyla as he was known before becoming pontiff, wrote a letter of recommendation for a priest accused of abuse to Vienna cardinal Franz Koenig, without mentioning the accusations, says investigative reporter Michal Gutowski.
He apologised for wrongdoings including the church hierarchy’s role in burnings at the stake, injustices committed against women, and for the inactivity and silence of many Catholics during the Nazi Holocaust in the Second World War.
Upon his death in 2005, he was succeeded by Benedict XVI, and later canonised as Pope Saint John Paul II. Several in the Vatican refer to him as ‘John Paul the Great’ – in theory only the fourth pontiff to be acclaimed ‘The Great’.
However, has has previously been criticised for failing to respond quickly enough to sex abuse scandals within the Church, responding by saying ‘there is no place in the priesthood and religious life for those who would harm the young.’
There have been several cases of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, nuns and other members within the Church, leading to many allegations, investigations, trials and convictions – as well as acknowledgements and apologies.