The Spiritual Interview with the Guardian Spirit of Pope Francis is, as the subtitle suggests, a work that explores the agony and state of confusion in which Pope Francis and the Vatican are presently embedded in. Readers may benefit from reading Jesus Christ’s Answers to the Coronavirus Pandemic in accordance with this book, as the two are inevitably connected and are part of the coronavirus Spiritual Interviews series of books that Ryuho Okawa has been publishing throughout this year, while covid-19 continues to impact the earth in unpredictable ways. It is notable that the guardian spirit of Pope Francis appeared to Master Okawa following the publication of the aforementioned book.
At the onset of the book it is made evident that the guardian spirit of Pope Francis is quite literally perplexed by thoughts and behavior of Jesus at the present time; in essence, Pope Francis and the Vatican institution no longer understand the will of Jesus. An example provided is that Pope Francis struggles to understand how Jesus can support a country like the United States, which he insists is “belligerent”, or how Jesus can overtly suggest that China is to blame for the coronavirus. Furthermore, Pope Francis has difficulty accepting that the coronavirus has impacted Christian nations to such a vast degree. In the midst of misunderstanding, Pope Francis is perplexed as to why his prayers, and the prayers of the Vatican in general, go unanswered at the present time.
Although the opinion of the Guardian Spirit of Pope Francis shifts throughout the spiritual interviews conducted, initially it is suggested that Pope Francis supports China and perceives it as a victim of an attack made by countries like the US, Japan and the UK; in other words, powerful nations that are not exclusively Catholic. Pope Francis displays a pacifist attitude toward former and present leaders of the Communist Party of China and states that although China is a totalitarian nation, he believes that the leadership is saddened by the suffering of the general populous there and feels strongly for the Christian believers of China. It is accordingly that Pope Francis believes a diplomatic strategy with Chinese leaders to be the most effective strategy for securing a life of peace for Chinese Christians.
Pope Francis goes on to criticize the “America First” policy of the US and suggests that God would perceive such policies as sinful, and accordingly bring punishment to the US as a result. By contrast, Pope Francis defends China’s military expansion as being for the purpose of defense, in a clearly contradictory statement. He continues to criticize both President Trump and Prime Minister Abe as being “extremely aggressive”, comparing them to people such as Mussolini and Hitler, while revealing that he advised Japanese Christians to “defang and declaw” Japan during his recent missionary work there; this stands in clear contrast to the teachings and strategies of Happy Science which endeavor to strengthen Japan and embolden it to be self-reliant. This style of rapport continues for awhile, with Pope Francis continuing to defend Xi Jinping and China as having purely defensive intentions in their overt military conquests; he goes so far as to defend the oppression of China against the Uyghurs.
The attitude of Pope Francis towards the US and its allies is revealed to derive from the attitude that South America, the continent of Pope Francis’ origin, has generally had toward the US; he reveals that they generally perceive the US as an oppressive nation. In similitude, he maintains that China’s own imperialistic actions have only improved the regions into which they have expanded. Furthermore, it may be surmised that Pope Francis harbors some resentment about the limitation of the spread of Catholicism into the US and Japan throughout history, as this ultimately reduced the geopolitical power that the Vatican once wielded.
Pope Francis expresses that he believes in keeping the status quo of denuclearizing the major nations of the world and striving towards peaceful solutions, despite the aggressive tactics of China. He is critical of the Happiness Realization Party, expressing that he believes it supports the militarization of Japan in order to attack neighboring nations, but is corrected about this by one of the interviewers, who inform him that the concept of Japan developing a self-sufficient military is purely for the purpose of defense against potentially hostile neighboring countries such as China and North Korea. Debates of this type continue for a portion of the book, and it is revealed that Pope Francis is generally uninformed about many matters pertaining to the military history and intentions of Japan and other thriving countries that stand in opposition to Chinese hegemony.
Pope Francis elaborates upon the manner in which he desires to help the people of China by guiding them to Jesus Christ, but admits that his prayers appear to be going unheard and unanswered. He expresses confusion about the fact that Jesus appears to Happy Science but not to him and the Vatican and admits that Christianity is quick to demonize new religions, such as Happy Science, that are capable of producing miracles; there is an implication of envy in this, which reveals that the Vatican has in fact turned down a dark path. The Pope goes so far as to openly lament the fact that he no longer wields much political influence, in contrast to the influence that the Vatican once held over much of the earth. It is made clear that the Vatican maintains an agenda for self-preservation that has lost sight of the Divine Truth.
Eventually Pope Francis admits that Xi Jinping may be a devil incarnate. Likewise, he begins to understand that Japan is in fact in the midst of becoming a religious country as it once was. Furthermore, Pope Francis discusses the ineffectiveness of exorcisms performed by the Vatican, stating that while they have the power to identify the malevolent spirits performing a possession, they are weak as concerns the actual act of expelling spirits and helping them to return to Heaven; such is in stark contrast to the exorcisms performed by Happy Science. The limitations of the Christian methods of exorcism are accordingly revealed, which is fascinating when considering that Jesus instructed his disciples in the practice of exorcism as is indicated in the Gospels; such implies that Happy Science is more rightfully an heir to the original teachings of Jesus than is the Vatican.
In a second spiritual interview with the Guardian Spirit of Pope Francis the tone is changed significantly and it appears that he has become aware of the detriment that has come to the Vatican as a result of submitting to China. Nonetheless, a sense of agony and confusion remains, and the Guardian Spirit states that it does not believe that most Christians will believe in the spiritual messages of Jesus that are delivered to Happy Science; it appears almost akin to wishful thinking on behalf of the Vatican that such would be the case. In the midst of the conversation it is revealed that the Pope views himself as a politician more so than as a religious leader, and this is perhaps the root of the problem in Catholicism today; its leader no longer maintains a genuine connection with the Heavenly Worlds.
The book continues extensively from what has thus far been discussed and reveals compelling information about Pope Francis and the state of the Vatican today. Suffice to say, and as Master Okawa has been stating for some time, the old religions of the world have become devoid of spiritual power and are rapidly losing their influence. In similitude, Happy Science only continues to grow in spiritual power and global influence. The Spiritual Interview with the Guardian Spirit of Pope Francis, while addressing the coronavirus phenomenon at length, is likewise a dialogue about the changing tides of religion in the world today. It is highly recommended reading for those of a Christian background, and for anyone who desires to understand the declining role of the Vatican and other outmoded religious organizations in the world today.