“And the Pope gave his stamp of approval on this. He supports the statue of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice? I was at the Colosseum in May…glad it wan’t there then”
A larger than life statue of the ancient god Moloch, to whose roaring fires pagans sacrificed their live children, has been placed at the entrance to one of the most sacred Christian sites for an “art display.”
The Colloseum is believed to be the place where many Christian martyrs died, fed to wild animals or killed by gladiators during the Roman Empire. In 1749, Pope Benedict XIV made it official Church policy to view the Colosseum as a sacred site where early Christians had been martyred. He installed Stations of the Cross, declaring it sanctified by the blood of the Christian martyrs who died tragically there.
This ritual leaves no doubt that this famous historical site has deep Christian roots and significance. The placement of a pagan god — responsible for the deaths of untold numbers of children — in front of it has left visitors and pilgrims confused.
Some Catholics are distressed that the pagan god Moloch has been erected at the entrance to the Colosseum, which is one of many amphitheatres where Christians were tortured and executed for the entertainment of the pagan crowds.
“We were so excited the day we decided to go to the Colosseum,” Alexandra Clark told LifeSiteNews via email. She and her sister Tiffany were looking forward to visiting the site of Christian martyrdom.
“But the moment we got there the sight that greeted us was horrifying! Standing guard over the entrance was the colossal pagan statue of Moloch. It was placed in that prime spot so that everyone that entered into the Colosseum had to pass it,” she continued.
“Here’s another great link to the site this story originated from.”