Star Of Internet Series Hit ‘The Chosen’ Makes Pilgrimage To Rome To Pay Obeisance To Pope Francis At Meeting Inside The Serpent Head Building

The actor who plays Jesus in the internet series ‘The Chosen’ met Pope Francis on Wednesday, asking for his blessing on rosary beads as he pays obeisance to Mother Rome, meeting in the building shaped like a reptile.

I have received a lot of messages and emails from Christians gushing over hit internet series ‘The Chosen’, and telling me how much I should watch it. I did look into it, and what did I find? I found out that is a production from joint cooperation between Mormons in Utah and the Roman Catholic Church in Rome. And the “oh-so-handsome” actor that plays Jesus on the show? Jonathan Roumie, by his own admission, is a Roman Catholic who carries rosary beads and prays daily to dead Catholic ‘saint’ Padre Pio.

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1 John 2:20 (KJB)

Nothing new here, but the best part is where actor Jonathan Roumie met with the unholy father, in the Papal Audience Hall, longtime readers of NTEB know exactly what that is. It’s the place where the pope speaks to his follows in a building shaped like a snake’s head, and he sits on a throne that looks like it was fashioned in the pit of Hell, and addresses his people from the serpent’s mouth. Hello, Genesis 3! So you just keep watching ‘The Chosen’, and let them teach you that ‘all roads lead to Rome’, and before you know it, you’ll be there. Rosary beads and all.

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1 (KJB)

Pope Francis meets actor who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’

FROM CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY: Jonathan Roumie, a Catholic who since 2019 has brought Christ to the screen for the evangelical Christian-produced series, told CNA that meeting the pope was “a childhood dream realized.”

“From the time I was a kid, I always wanted to meet the pope and go to World Youth Day, and I never knew how to do that. My parents were immigrants, so that wasn’t something that they knew about,” Roumie said after meeting the pope on Aug. 11.

The actor addressed the pope in Spanish and asked Francis to pray for him as he continues to portray Jesus in the internet series. “His eyes kind of lit up when I said that,” the actor said.

Dallas Jenkins, the director of “The Chosen,” also met Pope Francis at the end of the pope’s general audience in Vatican City’s Paul VI Hall. Jenkins, an evangelical Christian, said that the experience was “less of a personal thing,” but that the audience was really interesting.

“When I met him, I said, ‘I’m a Protestant, but I’m making a show about Jesus that people of all faiths appreciate,’” Jenkins said.

The pope’s response caught him by surprise.

Pope Francis “pointed to Jonathan and he said: ‘Is he Jesus?’ And I said, ‘yes.’ And he said, ‘Are you Judas?’ And I said, ‘no, no no,’ and he laughed.”

“I really loved his sense of humor, and he just has a very sweet nature about him. So for me, I appreciate all that even if I don’t relate to the formality of it,” Jenkins said.

During their time in Rome, the crew from “The Chosen” were able to visit historic Catholic churches that contain the relics of apostles and other biblical characters depicted in the show. The churches include relics of St. Mary Magdalene’s foot and St. John the Baptist’s head, as well as the tombs of the apostles St. James the Lesser and St. Philip.

Roumie also made an additional pilgrimage to St. Padre Pio’s tomb in the Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo, a four hour drive away from Rome. He said that he has had a personal devotion to St. Padre Pio for several years that deepened during the pandemic as he prayed with others via livestream on social media.

“Last year, I started praying online, live Divine Mercy Chaplet at the start of the pandemic. … That went on for 40 days, and in that time, somebody sent me a book of prayers,” he said. READ MORE

Actor and director of ‘The Chosen’ meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

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