A few hours ago, I was sent this image.
It was created after it was observed by many Catholics - including Fr. Z in the States - that Bergoglio had failed to bless his audiences two days in a row. Yesterday and today. I have included the video evidence for the respective days.
Nor is this the only time Bergoglio has failed to bless the Faithful. On March 14th, 2013, the day after his election to the papacy, he also failed to give a blessing to the assembled media.
Whenever Catholics visit the Pope, they have a right to ask for his blessing. He is the pastor of the Faithful flock under his care. He has an obligation to care for their spiritual well-being. This includes an Apostolic Blessing whenever it is asked or expected of him - such as when people are gathered before him.
Now, when non-Catholics visit the Pope, they cannot ask him for a blessing. But charity still obliges the Pope to extend a blessing. For God may use the Apostolic Blessing to enact the necessary grace for a non-Catholic to enter the Church and actively work towards their particular salvation. On behalf of our non-Catholic brothers and sisters, I am insulted they were denied that chance for grace.
After all, charity is the highest law - a law set by God Himself.
It is entirely appropriate to ask why the Pope did not do the blessing. In more ignorant days, I would have queried as to whether he was ill, if his general health is now failing, or if there was some other circumstance responsible for this.
Alas, those days are gone. Since then, I have come to certain conclusions about the man in the papal chair - one of them being Bergoglio is an evil man. Yesterday, I would have chalked it up to a mistake. But it is the twice-in-two-days that is raising red flags for me and others. Tomorrow, Sunday, had best not give us any more red flags.
There is much I could opine on the subject - especially about Bergoglio. But I have said too much.
For now, I ask one question and leave to you to answer.
Did Bergoglio not extend the Apostolic Blessing because he is not the Pope?
It is time we start asking hard questions like this.
As for me, I could have gone another day without posting on Bergoglio.