Pope Benedict, the head of the Catholic Church, and an internationally known religious leader on his visit to Israel, called for peace in the Middle East with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and he said that both peoples, the Israelis and the Palestinians must have their own homeland living in peace and security. In what was termed a landmark visit, the Pope told the Jewish people that antisemitism must be stopped wherever it is found and during a visit to the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, Pope Benedict said that he pledged to honor the memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide.
The Pope said that the eyes of the world are upon the peoples of the Middle Eastern region as they struggle to achieve a just and lasting solution to the conflicts that have caused so much suffering.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
An internationally known religious leader calling for peace in the Middle East while in the city of Jerusalem sounds very much like a scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the last days.
Pope Benedict, in his first visit to the Middle East region as Pope, has made some very interesting statements that have some people cheering and others almost fighting mad. The Moslem world had been offended by Pope Benedict's statements concerning the founder of Islam, the prophet Mohammad. The Jewish people were very concerned about Germany being his homeland and the fact that the Pope, as a boy, had been a member of the Hitler Youth Movement.
However, as a student of Bible prophecy, what has been interesting to me, is that this world known religious leader came to Israel and started talking peace - trying to work out a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The ancient Jewish prophets, Daniel and John the Apostle, both prewrote history of a time when a religious leader from Rome will come to Jerusalem and bring together a peace agreement between the Jewish people and their enemies, actually the Arab and Moslem nations (Daniel 9:27, Revelation 6:1-2, and Revelation 17).
Let me make certain that you understand - I do not believe that the Pope is the Antichrist, the one that will bring about this peace. However, this report is indeed very similar to the scenario that will come to pass. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.