Pope Francis consecrated the world to Mary on Marian day, October 13, 2013. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is long dead, but the pope still teaches that she is alive and is the co-redemptrix with Jesus Christ. This means she has merit in the salvation process, similar to Christ.
Of course, Satan and his demons are happy to oblige this blasphemous theory with apparitions, odd manifestations and other spiritualistic encounters. What many people think is the Virgin Mary is really a demon or other natural or supernatural phenomena that impersonates, or suggests the presence or power of the mother of Jesus.
The pope entrusted the world to Mary in front of the image of Our Lady of Fatima, the famous statue, which was moved from its home in Portugal to St. Peter’s square for the “entrustment,” as the ceremony is called. The act marked the end of a weekend of Marian prayer and devotion that about 150,000 people attended.
“Accept with the benevolence of a Mother,” said the pope, “the act of consecration that we perform today with confidence, before this image of you that is so dear to us.” The Pope asked the Virgin Mary to welcome the entrustment “with the benevolence of a mother,” and to “guard our lives in your arms,” and guide us on the path of holiness.” The pope also asked Mary to “revive and grow faith.” This is actually the work of the Holy Spirit.
Also, the pope authorized the beatification of about 500 dead people in Spain who were killed during the Spanish civil war in the 1930s, which he claimed lost their lives for their faith. Roman Catholics can now superstitiously venerate them.
“The Pope’s entrustment of the world to Mary shows Christians that the ‘ancient devotion’ to praying the rosary is ‘a worthy practice,’” said Dave Corollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fatima in the United States.
The only trouble is that “ancient devotion” which is a term used to promote the Spiritual Formation of Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola, leads the minds of millions upon millions away from Christ and onto imaginary substitutes. Just because a practice is hoary with age, doesn’t make it any more suitable a spiritual practice. It is still blasphemy.
“The worship of images and relics, the invocation of saints, and the exaltation of the pope are devices of Satan to attract the minds of the people from God and from His Son. To accomplish their ruin, he endeavors to turn their attention from Him through whom alone they can find salvation. He will direct them to any object that can be substituted for the One who has said: ‘Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28″ The Great Controversy, page 568, 569