Two Popes Consecrate the Vatican to St. Michael the Archangel

Two Popes Consecrate the Vatican to St. Michael the Archangel July 5, 2013

Since his retirement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has kept a low profile—living a life of quiet prayer and study in the home prepared for him in the Vatican Gardens.

So it was a treat for Vatican City State workers when Benedict joined his successor, Pope Francis, in the gardens on Friday, July 5, for the blessing of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.  At the same time, Pope Francis consecrated the Vatican to the Archangel’s protection.

Pope Francis, in his remarks following the brief ceremony, noted that St. Michael defends the People of God from its enemy par excellence, the devil.  Even if the devil attempts to disfigure the face of the Archangel, the Pope said, and thus the face of humanity, St Michael wins, because God acts in him and is stronger.

Statue of St. Michael the Archangel, blessed by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on July 5

POPE FRANCIS:   “We’ve gathered here today in the Vatican Gardens to unveil a sculpture of Saint Michael Archangel, the patron of Vatican City. It is something that had been planned a long time ago and that was approved by Pope Benedict XVI, whom we address with all our affection and thanksgiving. We also want to express to him our great joy in having him here today among us. Thank you so much.”

The statue is made of bronze and is about 16 feet high.

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  • pat78

    There’s much power in the Chaplet of St. Michael http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/chaplet-of-st-michael.htm

  • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

    Calling on the head of the hosts of heaven, who defends the people of God and personally fights Satan? Do their Holinesses know something we don’t?

  • Ctrent33

    I don’t know if they are ignorant or sinister. St Michael is always depicted with armor. The arm of God. And satan is the one naked. In this horrible statue it is satan who is on top and St Michael below. Also notice that satan is striking the earth after throwing off St Michael.

  • Gail

    and the devil is the new world order

  • Michael

    I AM ‘MICHAEL’ the ArchAngel, aka the HOLY SPIRIT, aka ‘GOD’ to you.
    Now I AM the one, the one and only one, 400 million billion trillion thousand and only 1, (revelation 5, the LION + ‘JESUS’ said, if not for the elect none would survive!)
    More lifes then what are written down, many more
    Dyslexic? since the dawn of time
    I AM going to be a STAR, a STAR above all other stars
    HIS given me a STAR for this.
    No one has got the right to give life but HIM
    and HIM only
    no darkness
    DIVINE LIGHT only
    DIVINE RETRIBUTION is on the way.
    oh him, (the devil) I let him think he won, (good to see england, america the devil, have won the war, the economy).
    I will throw you out the skies, or the devil will make fire come from the sky, so they all worship the devil for this, or the 666 beast that crushs its victms under foot, the car, also the 666 speaking beast, the televesion.
    ArmagedDON in Great babyLON, this a clear code
    LON DON, GREAT britian
    their she sit, the mother of all prostitutes abomination of the world, who boast she is no widow, as the world is drunk on her sexual immorality, she even sells humans souls, when in reality sex is no worlds biggest industry, and slave trade is biggest in humans history were 90% are women in sex.
    ME? I AM the reason why earth is upside down.
    ie, Revelation 16: global warming, none shall repent for heat instead curse ‘GOD’.
    Rivers of blood, sea of blood, then blackouts, now the question with blackouts is, how did the Bible know the world lite up so? Then we have the 3 frogs from the east that go west for war over a dried up river…..
    saddam, usama, gaddafi, a lie over oil.
    Genesis 11.9 they ruled the world, so ‘GOD’ brought them down.

  • Jason E. Hewlett

    The new world order, headed by the Antichrist, will be a time of false world peace for unbelievers everywhere. During that time, God’s people (His elect) will be persecuted and hated more than ever by the world (Luke 21:16-19) and it will be like it was in the days of Noah. Jesus warned us about the new world order mark (666) and told us to get out of the cities (without looking back) and flee to the hills, mountains, or wilderness to avoid the dragon (Satan’s) attack. At that time, Satan’s greatest, most dangerous weapon, will be the social media–which is another reason why we must get out of the cities when the Antichrist bursts on the world scene with his new world order and the mark.