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B"H 3 Sivan, 5775

Demand for apology from the Vatican concerning their recognition of Palestine
In G-D, one & unique king of the universe, we trust

Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City State, EUROPE
Re: Demand for apology

Dear Pope Francis,

With all due respect and honor, we turn to to you regarding the conduct and recently reported statements of the Vatican.

It has been reported that the Vatican has officially recognized the official body known as the 'Palestinian Authority' as a state, and has begun to refer to it as such in official documents.

It has also been reported that his honor has called the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority an “Angel of Peace.” An explanation from the Vatican suggested that this was to encourage the Chairman to move forward with the peace process.

Unfortunately, these recent actions by his honor are part of a a long history of activity and positions on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church, which apparently has never abandoned its mission to persecute the People of Israel for its refusal to recognize your savior as the Messiah of Israel and to surrender to its religious doctrine.

By the grace of the Almighty that promised to return the nation of Israel to its Land and gather our exiles, the Jewish nation has merited its resurgence and has established itself on its Land through the establishment of the State of Israel and the gathering of our people from exile. Therefore, all of the territory of the entirety of the Land of Israel, from the Euphrates to the Nile is hers by right.

The recent statements and activities of the Vatican are a slap in the face of the Jewish nation, and the Bible, through which you reaffirm your interpretations of the prophesies that G-d has abandoned and forsaken the original people of Israel.

Reality proves the opposite.

We demand from you, an apology for the Vatican's encouragement of the occupying entity of the Land of Israel, known as the Palestinian Authority, and by referring to it as a “state.” Further, we demand that you immediately instruct the Vatican that the sole claimant of divine right to the Land of Israel is the nation of Israel. This will certainly contribute much more to genuine peace than encouraging your “angel of peace,” who till now, has only contributed hostility and war.

We were surprised at how you could bestow such such honor on a man who is a Holocaust denier, who refuses to allow even one Jew to live in “his” future state, let alone become a citizen of such, while at same time that the State of Israel, the Jewish Nation, whether willingly or unwillingly, hosts on its land over three million Arabs.

If his honor and the Vatican do not respond within two weeks of receipt of this letter, and does not depart from this path, we will consider requiring you stand trial before the Court of Mount Zion, before a session of seventy-one Jewish Elders of Zion, to fulfill the verses: “And the saviors of Mount Zion shall ascend to judge the mountain of Esau, and G-d will have the kingdom.” (Obadiah 1:21) “On that day, G-d will be One and His Name shall be One.” (Zechariah 14:9)

In blessing, may you guide your personal flock in the path of truth and grace, and may you merit full repentance before the Lord, and request forgiveness from the Jewish people for all of the church's machinations and crimes against them. You should note that the only country in the Middle East where Christians are not being persecuted and murdered is Israel.

At this time, one should note that the Hand of G-d is already striking Europe. Through the growth of Islam, it is being overrun and we are witnessing the West surrendering to its own occupation.

It is incumbent upon you to consider carefully the situation of Christians throughout the Islamic world, and weigh your words carefully. By granting backing to Islam, Rome can only become a victim.

Respectfully, Rabbi Dov Stein – secretary The Secretariat of the Court of Mount Zion

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Concerning the relationship of this ruling to the nascent Sanhedrin, see this link. If the Vatican does not respond, the Special Court for Matters Concerning the Nation and the State will consider elevating this by requesting a full meeting of the nascent Sanhedrin to review this issue (there has not been a full meeting since 2005). Since there have been questions about Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz shlita's view of this ruling: We wish to clarify that he has not been involved in the discussions of the subcourts and committees since they were formed in 2005.


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