The former ruler of the Catholic Empire kept Vatican record keepers busy following his election to Peter’s Chair.
NOTE: Wikipedia reports that JP2 was the 264th Popentate. His tenure was the second longest in Catholic's version of history. Only Pius IX ruled longer than he did.
Did you notice? The Vatican Information Service—the agency that provided Zenit the details quoted above—lists Peter as one of the four longest reigning popes, yet admits that the precise dates of his reign are not known. Of course the precise dates of his reign are unknown. While it may be that Peter spent time in Rome, there is no historical evidence that he ever held a position even vaguely similar to that of pope. Just another example of the way the Catholic Church uses what she calls Tradition.
During his nearly 27 years as Catholic sovereign John Paul II elevated the ghosts of perhaps 1820 men and women to demigodship in the Romish pantheon. The Catholic news agency Zenit reports that 480 of these were canonized and Wikipedia informs that the other 1340 were beatified. After counting a seemingly interminable list of JP2's canonizations at the Vatican's web site, I came up with a different number than did the Zenit source, but when it comes to Romish "facts and figures," numbers seem to vary according to the sources. That averages out to nearly 67 new godlets per year in office. In all honesty, it should be noted that it is possible that not all the new Catholic deities are ghosts of men and women. Over the years, the Catholic Church has raised angelic beings to demigod status. She has also conferred sainthood on mythical creatures and/or beings who may never have existed. Not that it matters for, in Catholicism, it’s the thought that counts, not the reality.
John Paul II consecrated his life to Catholic Mary, and in his frequent travels he seems to have been doing his best to emulate her example. If we are to believe accounts of mystics, visionaries and New Age psychics, Rome’s goddess Catholic Mary has also shown herself to be a frequent traveler. I have written a number of articles examining the invisible and inaudible phenomena generally identified as Marian apparitions. I refer to these as invisible and inaudible because, until recently, only the visionaries, mystics and New Age psychics have claimed to have been able to see and interact with earth-mother Mary.
Some may be surprised, perhaps outraged, by my having included New Age psychics among those who claim to have been visited by Catholic Mary. For those who do more than simply swallow and regurgitate the Romish party line, it should come as no surprise that the New Age has embraced Catholicism's archgoddess, whom it knows as Mother Mary, as one of its shining lights. Thanks to New Age psychics and the miracles of the computer age, no longer will common people be denied the opportunity to hear Mother Mary’s oracles from her own mouth. Click here to read "dictations" from Mary, Mother of Jesus. made available to the world on a New Age web site..
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