Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pope John Paul II Back from the Grave

This is strange and dates back to October 2007, but why was more not said about it?
Miracle or hoax?
Thanks to the Daily Post for this story

Is this Pope John Paul II waving from beyond the grave?

Vatican TV director says yes


This fiery figure is being hailed as Pope John Paul II making an appearance beyond the grave.

The image, said by believers to show the Holy Father with his right hand raised in blessing, was spotted during a ceremony in Poland to mark the second anniversary of his death.

Details appeared on the Vatican News Service, a TV station in Rome which specialises in religious news broadcasts.

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 Pope / Fire

Burned into the memory: The image that appeared in the bonfire, Tending his flock: Pope John Paul II at an audience in 2001 (right)

Service director Jarek Cielecki, a Polish priest and close friend of John Paul II, travelled to Poland after hearing an onlooker had photographed the image.

Father Cielecki said he was convinced the picture showed the former pontiff.

"You can see the image of a person in the flames and I think it is the servant of God, Pope John Paul II," he said.

The pictures were being broadcast continuously on Italian TV and also posted on religious websites, some of which crashed as thousands logged on to see for themselves the eerie figure formed by the flames.

The bonfire was lit during a service at Beskid Zywiecki, close to John Paul's birthplace at Katowice, southern Poland, on April 2 - the second anniversary of his death.

Hundreds had attended the ceremony. Gregorz Lukasik, the Polish man who took the photographs, said: "It was only afterwards when I got home and looked at the pictures that I realised I had something.

"I showed them to my brother and sister and they, like me, were convinced the flames had formed the image of Pope John Paul II.

"I was so happy with the picture that I showed it to our local bishop who said that Pope John Paul had made many pilgrimages during his life and he was still making them in death."

Just a thought though if the Pope is on fire, then that is not the image we have of Heaven is it...

thats a whole different place!

Fire and brimstone is down not up!

So what do you think?


.45 said...

I don't know. It looks more like Julie Andrews to me.

Majik said...

People have a tendency to see what they want to see. I'll give that much that it does look like the silhouette of John Paul II but I am of the opinion that it is nothing more than a bonfire. Granted that God spoke to Moses via a burning bush, it does look like the wind catching the fire just right.