Francis’ and the “Blessed Sacrament” at FatimaIt happened around 12:07 pm local time at Fatima, Portugal, on May 13, 2017. “Pope” Francis concluded his worship service on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the “canonization” of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and proceeded to the scheduled benediction rite of the “Blessed Sacrament”. This is when his assistants put a “ventilator monstrance” on the altar that was probably supposed to remind people of the Miracle of the Sun which took place at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917.
Stiff-kneed as ever, Francis stood there like a stubborn little school boy, refusing to kneel before what he claims to believe is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ. In vain had a prie-dieu been set before him to facilitate his kneeling. Kneeling is something this “Pope” reserves for the poor and the marginalized — in other words, for man –, not for God. He places material poverty far over spiritual poverty and deprives the One who was perfectly poor of His due honor, to which He has a strict right (cf. Mt 5:3; Mt 26:11; Lk 9:58). Needless to say, Francis did not genuflect during his “Mass” either.
At some point during the rite, there was a procession in which the “Blessed Sacrament” (invalid in the Novus Ordo) was carried to a place where sick people were waiting. As Francis “blessed” them with this veritable “monster-ance”, shrieks of excitement were heard (clearly audible in the video, from 2:48:12-2:48:38), and some were desperately trying to “touch but the hem of his garment” (Mk 6:56), as though Jorge Bergoglio were another Incarnation of the Messias.
Here are some images of the frightening spectacle, taken from the live video feed that was provided by the Vatican’s own television station (access recording here; benediction rite begins at 2:31:02):