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Pope Francis prays in one of Istanbul’s most famous mosques in new Chrislam Outreach

Pope Francis prays in one of Istanbul’s most famous mosques in new Chrislam Outreach

Pope Francis and Grand Mufti Yaran

It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, {everyone} whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. – Revelation 13:7-8

Bowing his head and clasping his hands, Pope Francis prayed inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul on Saturday as he sought to reach out to moderate Muslims – a day after condemning the fanaticism of Isil and other terrorist groups.


In a gesture of bridge-building with the Muslim world, the 77-year-old pontiff closed his eyes in silent prayer as he stood next to Istanbul’s chief mufti, Rahmi Yaran.

The two men, both dressed in white, faced east towards Mecca, in what Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, described as “a moment of silent adoration.”

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The Argentine Pope’s predecessor, Benedict XVI, did the same thing during his visit to the mosque in 2006, in part to atone for a speech he had made in Germany in which he appeared to equate Islam with violence – a remark that caused outrage across the Muslim world.

Pope Francis marvelled at the vast scale of the Blue Mosque, so named for the elaborate blue tiles that adorn its interior, which sits on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.


“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:6

Pope Francis is a man on a mission to fulfill bible prophecy, and he is getting more done than any other Pope in the last 100 years. Pope Francis is here to make some serious and drastic changes not only in the Catholic Vatican system, in the professing Christianity as well.  He is creating the One World Religion.

The bible, in Revelation 17 and 18, talks about a harlot church that rules the spiritual world. She is wealthy beyond description, and all the kings and mighty men of the earth want to be in a spiritual bed with her. The bible says that she is a city that “sitteth on seven hills”, and is “drunk with the blood of the saints”. This can only be one system, one place, one church – the Roman Catholic Church whose Vatican headquarters sits on the famedSeven Hills in Rome.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

Pope Francis is intent on bringing Islam into the fold of the Roman Catholic church under the banner of Chrislam, a united Christian-Muslim outreach. He has found a very receptive and willing audience with Muslims wherever he has gone to speak.