February 4, 2019 – Francis and the Islamic Grand Imam sign joint statement: “Document on Human Fraternity”:
“From our fraternal and open discussions, and from the meeting that expressed profound hope in a bright future for all human beings, the idea of this Document on Human Fraternity was conceived. It is a text that has been given honest and serious thought so as to be a joint declaration of good and heartfelt aspirations… The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives.”
Concerning the text of this joint statement, Francis says: “it is a text that has been given honest and serious thought”. Well, the joint statement promotes and teaches the heresy that “the pluralism and the diversity of religions” are “willed by God”. Francis is an apostate.
Francis’ February 4, 2019 address during interreligious meeting:
“I give heartfelt thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Doctor Ahmad Al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, for their words. I am grateful to the Council of Elders for the meeting that we have just had at the Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed… What we are called to do as believers is to commit ourselves to the equal dignity of all, in the name of the Merciful One who created us and in whose name the reconciliation of conflicts and fraternity in diversity must be sought… The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives (Document on Human Fraternity)… The time has come when religions should more actively exert themselves, with courage and audacity, and without pretense, to help the human family deepen the capacity for reconciliation, the vision of hope… The world’s religions also have the task of reminding us that greed for profit renders the heart lifeless… Religions should be the voice of the least… They should keep watch as sentinels of fraternity in the night of conflict. They should be vigilant warnings to humanity.”
Francis calls Muslims “believers” and then repeats his outrageous heresy that different religions “are willed by God”. Francis says that false religions (like Islam) “should more actively exert themselves, with courage and audacity” to “help the human family deepen the capacity for reconciliation, the vision of hope”. Francis then says that false religions “should keep watch as sentinels of fraternity in the night of conflict. They should be vigilant warnings to humanity”.
Francis’ February 5, 2019 press conference on flight from Abu Dhabi:
Francis is asked by a reporter about his impression of the country of the United Arab Emirates, a country where Islam is “the official religion”. Francis: “To me it seems a country that is open, not closed. Religiosity too: the Islam is an open Islam… The meeting with the wise men of Islam, [the Council of Elders] something that was profound”… [Question] “How will this Declaration for Human Fraternity be applied in the future?” [Francis] “The Document was prepared with much reflection and indeed prayer. Both the Grand Imam with his team, and I with mine, prayed a great deal to make this Document come to fruition… And if we believers are not able to shake hands, embrace, kiss one another and pray, then our faith will be defeated. This Document springs from faith in God… It is a Document that developed over almost a year, moving back and forth, prayer… But it matured in this way, discreetly, so as not to deliver the child before its time, so it would mature… But there is one thing, yes, I would like to say. I openly reaffirm this: from the Catholic point of view the Document does not move one millimeter away from the Second Vatican Council. Nothing. The Document was crafted in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council… Historians say that for a Council to sink its roots in the Church it takes 100 years. We are halfway there… I have heard from several Muslims that it [the Document on Human Fraternity] will be studied in universities, certainly at least in Al-Azhar, and in schools.”
Francis says his “meeting with the wise men of Islam” was “something that was profound”. Francis once again calls Muslims “believers”. Francis points out that the “Document” he signed with the Islamic leader “was prepared with much reflection”. He goes on to say: “it is a Document that developed over almost a year, moving back and forth”. This refutes the idea that Francis didn’t know that much about the document he signed.
 L’Osservatore Romano, February 8, 2019, pp. 8,10.
 L’Osservatore Romano, February 8, 2019, pp. 11-12.
 L’Osservatore Romano, February 15, 2019, p. 6.