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Title: Zelenskyy Gives Highly Repulsive 'Gift' to Pope Francis - This Should Offend Every Christian
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Published: May 18, 2023
Author: Warner Todd Huston
Post Date: 2023-05-21 12:51:41 by BTP Holdings
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Zelenskyy Gives Highly Repulsive 'Gift' to Pope Francis - This Should Offend Every Christian

By Warner Todd Huston

May 18, 2023 at 12:25pm

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met with Pope Francis last week, but now we are learning of the dubious “gift” the wartime leader bestowed on the pontiff, and it is one that many Catholics have found to be extremely insulting.

Zelenskyy met with Pope Francis on May 13 and, as is the common practice, the two exchanged gifts that they hoped would be meaningful one to another. For his part, the pope gave the Ukrainian leader a bronze olive branch as a symbol of the peace he hopes will soon return to the people of Ukraine, Catholic Courier reported Monday.

Zelenskyy also had a gift to deliver. The Ukrainian president reportedly gave the pope a painting entitled “Loss 2022-58” which is fashioned after a religious icon image of the Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms.

As Catholic Courier describes it, “The work commemorates the 243 children who died in the first 58 days of Russia’s full-scale invasion Feb. 24, 2022, which continued attacks launched by Russia in 2014.”

But that description fails to really encapsulate this “gift.”

What it actually shows is an unflattering image of Mary holding an entirely blacked-out baby Jesus.

The Union of Orthodox Journalists had a bit more informative description: “The image is called ‘Loss of 2022-58’, its author is Ukrainian artist Oleksiy Revika, reports the Ukrayina Moloda resource. Despite the fact that journalists call Revika’s work a ‘painting’, it is very reminiscent of a parody of the Iberian Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.”

Indeed, “parody” seems to be the least of it. Many are calling it outright offensive.

Video podcaster Dr. Taylor Marshall, who has a very large Catholic following, was entirely insulted by Zelenskyy’s icon painting.

“Lets just look at the Blessed Mother and how she’s depicted here. It’s not flattering, it’s not good, this is not quality. I’m offended by it … and Jesus is blacked out, he’s gone. This is highly offensive to the pope, this is highly offensive to all Catholics, it’s highly offensive to all Christians. Zelenskyy is Jewish. And this is a [he motioned a slap to his face] to the followers of Jesus Christ,” Marshall said at the start of his Wednesday podcast.

Many Twitter users agree with Dr. Marshall and said they feel that the hideous painting is an insult to Catholics.

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Being raised as Roamn Catholic I find Zelenskyy's gift to Pope Francis to be repulsive and insulting.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas." ~ Psychiatrist Brock Chisholm, Co-Founder of the World Federation of Mental Health (And social control).

The people engineering the killing of humanity despise legitimate religion. They do not want people to escape from the kill box.

Zelensky is a hateful little man who wants to retire in material luxury. Biden is psychotic and thoroughly under control.

"“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” ~ Gautama Siddhartha — The Buddha

Any sufficiently advanced evil is indistinguishable from stupidity. ~ Unk (Paraphrase of Clarke's 3rd Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.")

Original_Intent  posted on  2023-05-21   16:43:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

I consider them both to be grifters of the lowest order.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2023-05-21   20:37:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Original_Intent (#1)

Biden is psychotic and thoroughly under control.

And Joe and Hunter Biden along with Kamala Harris are about to be thoroughly investigated by the new Republican House.

Get ready for heads to roll and if Joe and Kamala go down, then the Speaker of the House will be President. That is the order of succession. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2023-05-22   20:18:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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