‘The court’s rulings have the highest spiritual significance’
Pope Francis is set to be put on trial later this year by a self-declared, revived Jewish Sanhedrin unless the pontiff retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem.
According to BreakingIsraelNews.com, the religious high court dating back to biblical times is composed of 71 sages who now object to recent ties between the Vatican and the so-called “State of Palestine.”
“The Sanhedrin has no political or legal status, and clearly has no authority over the Vatican,” the website says. “However, it is comprised of some of the greatest rabbis of the modern Jewish nation, men who have dedicated themselves to Torah, serving God and Israel.”
The trial is slated for Sept. 20 in Jerusalem, and the Sanhedrin says it will try the pope in absentia if he doesn’t show up in person.
In February 2013, the Vatican officially recognized the “State of Palestine.”
And in June, the Vatican signed a treaty with “Palestine” in which the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the “State of Palestine,” the website reported.
The treaty is seen as an official recognition of a Palestinian state, since it’s the first legal document negotiated between the Vatican and the Palestinian state.
Written by JOE KOVACS
Full report at WND