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Remembering those the World and the Churches have Forgotten: Waldenses, Albigenses, and Huguenots

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XXXX

 Remembering those the World and the Churches have Forgotten: Waldenses, Albigenses, and Huguenots

The last Monday of May is designated a federal Memorial Day, annually set aside for remembering people who died while serving the nation’s armed forces. It is not to be confused for Veteran’s Day, celebrated everyNovember 11 which honors and thanks all military personnel who served the U.S. in all wars, particularly the living veterans. Originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, Memorial Day typically marks the start of summer vacation season, while Labor Day, celebrated every first Monday of September, marks its end. Read more

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE – Part XV WHO WERE THE WALDENSES?

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

July 3, 2015

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE – Part XV

WHO WERE THE WALDENSES?

 

Late-breaking news, REUTERS, 06/28/2015 by Philip Pullella. Headline:

     Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Catholic Church’s Persecution of the Waldenses.

“Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church’s ‘non-Christian and inhumane’ treatment in the past of the Waldensians, a tiny Protestant movement the Vatican tried to exterminate in the 15th century. Francis made his plea during the first ever visit by a pope to a Waldensian temple on the second day of a trip to Italy’s northern Piedmont region, the centre of the Waldensian Church, which has only 30, 000 followers worldwide.

     “While the movement is miniscule compared to the 1.2 billion Roman Catholic Church, the gesture is part of Francis’ drive to promote Christian unity and it has taken on added significance ahead of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017.  ‘On behalf of the Catholic Church, I ask forgiveness for the un-Christian and even inhumane positions and actions taken against you historically, he said. ‘In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us!’ Read more