During the Pope’s most recent visit to Malta, he purposely got rid of one very important detail and that’s his usual backdrop of the cross.
In order to appease Muslim migrants, Pope Francis’ during his trip to Malta replaced his backdrop with plastic water bottles rather than the cross of Jesus Christ.
According to the artist, the painting was “a sea made of recycled plastic bottles, because there is more plastic than fish in our sea. And the red blobs are life jackets — the lives of people lost at sea”.
According to the archdiocese of Malta, the cross was not represented during the Pope’s visit due to the high amount of Muslim migrants in Malta.
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The Church Militant exclusively covered the story:
Organizers canceled the crucifix from the papal podium because Pope Francis did not want to offend illegal Muslim migrants during the climax of his Malta trip.
“When you look deeper, you will see that the sea is made of recycled plastic bottles, because there is more plastic than fish in our sea. And the red blobs are life jackets — the lives of people lost at sea,” artistic director Carlo Schembri explained.
Schembri, who was commissioned to design the key backdrops for the papal visit to Malta, insisted he was being faithful to Francis’ primary reason for visiting the island — to defend migrants and the ecology.
“The podium will not be adorned with a crucifix, given that the majority of migrants are Muslim,” the Malta archdiocese noted, in an article published on its website, adding that “the pontiff’s visit is expected to draw attention to the brutal situation of Malta’s migrant community.”
“Saint Paul preached ‘Christ crucified — a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles’ when he brought the gospel to Malta. The Apostle boasted in the scandal of the Cross. Why is the pope ashamed of the Cross before Muslims, especially during Lent?” asked Beattie, an economist at the University of Malta.
Francis said nothing about the anti-family onslaught unleashed by the LGBTQ+ lobby and their socialist allies during his address to Malta’s president, George Vella. He also remained silent on Prime Minister Robert Abela’s threat to discuss the introduction of euthanasia and extend “full reproductive rights” and “genetic screening” for unborn babies in the Labour 2022 electoral manifesto. Vella and Abela are both Catholic.
The Pope must have forgotten that Easter is coming up…