(Rome) Today it is already March 10th, yet, "The Video of the Pope" for the month of March has still not been published.
Since the year's beginning, a prayer apostolate has been entrusted to the Jesuit Order to publish the prayer reflections of the pope, not only in writing, but in the form of a video. This video, "The Video of the Pope," is to be published on social networks world wide in various languages. The pope is offering a personal message to humanity. Spainish is the original language of the Church's leader.
Up to now two videos have been published for the month of January and February, but on the sixth day of the month.
The two controversial videos
Both videos are controversial, the first video was especially outrageous which caused the most shocked reactions. The January video was charged with having syncretistic Tendencies. The theologian Klaus Obenauer wrote in an Analysis : the Pope must decide either for Nathan the Wise or Jesus Christ. The video shows Christendom, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism as equal religions. The message insisted that it doesn't matter what one believes, the main point is that one believes something and learns to communicate with others. The Jesus child was next to a Menorah, Islamic prayer beads and a Buddha statue in the picture as one truth among many.
In the first video, the representative of Christendom was Pope Francis' former press secretary when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He's a man that Francis esteems, but posses strange Ideas.
The February-Video contains Eco-social instructions. It opposed the "slavery of consumerism" and a throw away culture and promotesocial engagement and protection of the environment.
Video Prodiction under the Oversoght of Vatican Television CTV
Both videos were disseminated by the prayer apostolate entrusted to the Jesuits. They were produced by the media and advertising agency La Machi of Barcelona inset the oversight of Vatican Television Center CTV.
The first third of the month has already passed, but the third video with the prayer reflections of the pope for March has still not been published. The lateness has not been explained by the Vatican.