ROME - Pope Francis’ top diplomat has endorsed the idea of international ' military intervention ' in Libya to prevent ISIS from gaining power there, adding his voice to calls from other Church leaders for enhanced efforts to curb the Islamic militants. In recent days, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said that the terrorist group “ threatens human civilization ” while an auxiliary bishop of Baghdad has asked the world to stop what he called an ISIS “ genocide. ”
On Tuesday, Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin , the Vatican’s secretary of state , called for an intervention in Libya to stop a possible alliance between the country’s Islamic government and the Islamic State. Parolin spoke about the chaos in the North African country after ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians over the weekend, describing the incident as “ terrifying ”.
The cardinal stressed the need for “ a quick response ” saying that the “ situation is grave.” Reflecting long-standing Vatican positions, Parolin added that “ any armed intervention must be carried forward under the framework of international law ” and “ under the umbrella of the United Nations. ” The remarks came during a meeting between Vatican officials and members of the Italian government to mark the anniversary of the 1929 Lateran Treaty, which established the Vatican City State and which governs relations between the two states.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS - The arrival of ISIS in ' Libya ' is a major development that will set in train prophetic events foretold in God's Word. With ISIS now on Europe's doorstep & threatening an invasion of Italy , both the Italian authorities & the Vatican are on high alert prompting Italy's Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti to declare of the encroaching ISIS threat " The risk is imminent , we cannot wait any longer ".
While most of the world's population looks to the future with fear & uncertainty as the Islamic State wreaks havoc & brutality , even a modest understanding of Bible Prophecy reveals the actual future events involving Libya , the Vatican & Russia. In Ezekiel 38 we are told Libya is one of the nations ' at Russia's side ' in the latter-day confederate invasion of the Middle East & Israel. Therefore we know with certainty , Libya must soon fall under the power & influence of Russian hegemony. Additionally , Ezekiel 17 provides unmistakable symbollic allusions to the coming ' strategic alliance ' soon to be forged between the Catholic Papacy ( leading the Euro-Union ) & Russia's autocratic leader , Vladimir Putin.
The current ISIS threat will be ' the catalyst ' to bring Rome & Russia together in a common cause , as the Papacy seeks Russia's military might to snuff out the threat of Islamic extremism & in exchange Putin will derive international legitimacy & advocacy from his pact with the leader of the world's largest religion - the Pope. Together Russia's Gog & Rome's Papacy will ' prosper & practice ' in an alliance of mutual convenience & jointly plan the subjugation of many nations , including the ' Holy Land '. But the very same Bible prophecy in Ezekiel 17 also vividly details Rome's judgment at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ & His saints ( ' East Wind ' )
Ezekiel 17v7-10 - There was also another ' great eagle ' ( Russia ) with great wings & many feathers : & behold , ' this vine ' ( Vatican / Papacy ) did bend her roots toward him ( Russian Gog / Putin ) & shot forth her branches toward him , that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation. It ( Vatican / Papacy ) was planted in a good soil by great waters ( Mediterranean Sea ) that it might bring forth branches & that it might bear fruit , that it might be a goodly vine . . . . Thus saith the Lord GOD ; Shall it prosper ? shall he not pull up the roots thereof & cut off the fruit thereof , that it wither ? It shall wither in all the leaves of her spring , even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots thereof. Yea , behold , being planted , shall it prosper ? shall it not utterly wither , when the ' east wind ' ( Christ & His saints ) toucheth it ? It shall wither in the furrows where it grew.