Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ Recent Heresies
Francis’ November 4, 2015, address to representatives of the Czechoslovak Hussite church and of the “Evangelical” church:
“His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
I extend greetings to you and all those participating in the Global Christian Forum Consultation, to be held in Tirana from 2 to 4 November 2015, as you reflect on the theme ‘Discrimination, persecution, martyrdom: following Christ together’. In a particular way, I wish to greet our brothers and sisters of different Christian traditions who represent communities suffering for their profession of faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. I think with great sadness of the escalating discrimination and persecution against Christians in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere throughout the world. Your gathering shows that, as Christians, we are not indifferent to our suffering brothers and sisters. In various parts of the world, the witness to Christ, even to the shedding of blood, has become a shared experience of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals and Pentecostals, which is deeper and stronger than the differences which still separate our Churches and Ecclesial Communities. The communio martyrum is the greatest sign of our journeying together… With these sentiments, I assure you of my spiritual closeness. May the martyrs of today, belonging to many Christian traditions, help us to understand that all the baptized are members of the same Body of Christ, his Church (cf. I Cor 12:12-30).”
Francis declares that there is a common martyrdom between various denominations of “Christians”. This is blatant heresy. Pope Eugene IV declared that even if a non-Catholic sheds his blood for Christ, he will be lost forever. Francis then utters his often-repeated heresy that all the baptized are members of the same Body of Christ, His Church. At the Council of Florence, Pope Eugene IV defined infallibly that only Catholics are in the Body of Christ, which is the true Church. Heretics and schismatics are not in the Body of Christ. Francis’ teaching is the opposite of Pope Eugene IV’s infallible teaching at the Council of Florence. It is a huge heresy.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Bull “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra: “It [the Holy Roman Church] condemns, rejects and anathematizes all who think opposed and contrary things, and declares them to be aliens from the Body of Christ, which is the Church.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 11), Jan. 6, 1928: “Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Cantate Domino, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics and schismatics can become participants in eternal life, but they will depart ‘into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels’ [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life they have been added to the flock; and that the unity of this ecclesiastical body (ecclesiastici corporis) is so strong that only for those who abide in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fasts, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of a Christian soldier produce eternal rewards. No one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has persevered within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis (# 22), June 29, 1943: “Actually only those are to be numbered among the members of the Church who have received the laver of regeneration and profess the true faith.”
As we can see, Pope Pius XII also contradicts Francis’ heresy by teaching that only baptized persons “who profess the true faith” are “numbered among the members of the Church”.
Francis’ November 15, 2015, “answers to questions” from Rome’s “Evangelical Lutheran community”:
“Then Anke de Bernardinis, the wife of a Roman Catholic, expressed sorrow at ‘not being able to partake together in the Lord’s Supper’ and asked: ‘What more can we do to reach communion on this point?’”.
Francis: “Thank you, Ma’am. Regarding the question on sharing the Lord’s Supper, it is not easy for me to answer you, especially in front of a theologian like Cardinal Kasper! I’m afraid! I think the Lord gave us [the answer] when he gave us this command: ‘Do this in memory of me’. And when we share in, remember and emulate the Lord’s Supper, we do the same thing that the Lord Jesus did. And the Lord’s Supper will be, the final banquet will there be in the New Jerusalem, but this will be the last. Instead on the journey, I wonder — and I don’t know how to answer, but I am making your question my own — I ask myself: ‘Is sharing the Lord’s Supper the end of a journey or is it the viaticum for walking together? I leave the question to the theologians, to those who understand… There are questions to which only if one is honest with oneself and with the few theological ‘lights’ that I have, one must respond the same, you see. ‘This is my Body, this is my Blood’, said the Lord, ‘do this in memory of me’, and this is a viaticum which helps us to journey. I had a great friendship with an Episcopalian bishop, 48 years old, married with two children, and he had this concern: a Catholic wife, Catholic children, and he a bishop. He accompanied his wife and children to Mass on Sundays and then went to worship with his community. It was a step of participating in the Lord’s Supper. Then he passed on, the Lord called him, a just man. I respond to your question only with a question: how can I participate with my husband, so that the Lord’s Supper may accompany me on my path? It is a problem to which each person must respond. A pastor friend of mine said to me: ‘We believe that the Lord is present there. He is present. You believe that the Lord is present. So what is the difference?’ — ‘Well, there are explanations, interpretations…’. Life is greater than explanations and interpretations. Always refer to Baptism: ‘One faith, one baptism, one Lord’, as Paul tells us, and take the outcome from there. I would never dare give permission to do this because I do not have the authority. One Baptism, one Lord, one faith. Speak with the Lord and go forward. I do not dare say more.”
Antipope Francis declares that a deceased heretical and schismatic Episcopalian “bishop” was “a just man”. That is a rejection of the necessity of the Catholic faith for justification and salvation, a defined dogma. Francis responds to a Protestant woman who wants to know if she can also receive “Communion” with her husband at a “Catholic” church. Francis “answers” by telling her, “I don’t know” but “speak with the Lord and go forward”. According to Francis, the Protestant woman should simply “speak with the Lord and go forward”. This clearly means that if she believes the answer “from the Lord” is to receive “Communion” (even though she isn’t a Catholic), this is what she should “go forward” and do, according to the heretic Francis.
November 15, 2015, “homily” during visit with Rome’s “Evangelical Lutheran community”:
“Today, the ecumenical movement has become a fundamental element of the life of our communities. For many people, of different age groups, progress in the field of ecumenism has become an objective to which it is worthwhile committing oneself permanently. Many men and women are willing to work together in order to overcome the divisions that are still present among us Christians. A very lively ecumenism is being experienced on a local, regional and global level. Even outside of our communities, men and women today are looking for an authentically lived faith. And this search is also the main reason for ecumenical progress. If ecumenism is to have a future, that future cannot but start from the concerns and problems of people today. First, it is important to recognize each other as a community of believers in search of the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, knowing well that in this way they will receive all the rest (cf. Mt 6:33). On this common journey we can learn from each other, support and encourage each other, and experience the gifts of a faith lived as a wealth and source of strength… Another very important aspect of our path to unity is the recovery of all the richness of common prayer, of liturgical texts and the various forms of worship; the ecumenical celebrations of the Word, such as, for example, the ecumenical Liturgy of the Hours. Communal reading of the Bible belongs in a specific way to the sphere of spiritual ecumenism. I recall in particular the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Ecumenical Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which takes place on 1 September each year, and of other times your community diligently has organized along with various ecumenical partners… I also believe it is important that the Catholic Church courageously carry forward a careful and honest reevaluation of the intentions of the Reformation and of the figure of Martin Luther, in the sense of ‘Ecclesia semper reformanda’, in the broad wake traced by the Councils, as well by men and women, enlivened by the light and power of the Holy Spirit. The recent document of the Lutheran-Catholic Commission on Unity, entitled ‘From Conflict to Communion – Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017’, has addressed and carried out this reflection in a promising manner. Therefore, ecumenism between Catholics and Lutherans, which is a fundamental condition for bearing a convincing witness to our faith in Christ before the people of our time, is based on these pillars: common prayer, diaconal sharing with the poor, and theological dialogue.”
Francis erroneously believes that non-Catholics are Christians. As a result, he holds that there are divisions among Christians. The Catholic Church teaches the opposite. The Catholic Church teaches that only Catholics are Christians. Therefore, Christians are not divided in faith, because all who belong to the Catholic Church possess the one Christian faith. Non-Catholics are heretics and are not Christians. Francis boasts of the “richness of common prayer” conducted between “Catholics” and non-Catholics. The Catholic Church, on the other hand, has always taught that to pray with non-Catholics who are committed and cling to their false beliefs is a mortal sin. The outrageous heretic Francis also announces his desire to reevaluate the Protestant “Reformation” and the infamous arch-heretic Martin Luther!
Francis November 18, 2015, answers questions during a meeting with “Catholic educators”:
“Educating in a Christian way is not only doing a catechesis: this is one part. It is not proselytizing – never proselytize in schools! Never! – Educating in a Christian way is raising young people, children, in human values…”
Antipope Francis declares that “Catholics” should “never!” attempt to convert non-Catholics in schools, even “Catholic” schools. He is an apostate.
Francis’ November 26, 2015, address during meeting with representatives of various religions, including Islam and Animism:
“It is always important to me that, when I come to visit the Catholic faithful of a local Church, I have an occasion to meet the leaders of other Christian communities and religious traditions. It is my hope that our time together may be a sign of the Church’s esteem for the followers of all religions; may it strengthen the bonds of friendship which we already enjoy. To be honest, this relationship is challenging; it makes demands of us. Yet ecumenical and interreligious dialogue is not a luxury. It is not something extra or optional, but essential, something which our world, wounded by conflict and division, increasingly needs. Indeed, religious beliefs and practice condition who we are and how we understand the world around us. They are for us a source of enlightenment, wisdom and solidarity, and thus enrich the societies in which we live. By caring for the spiritual growth of our communities, by forming minds and hearts in the truths and values taught by our religious traditions, we become a blessing to the communities in which our people live. In democratic and pluralistic societies like Kenya, cooperation between religious leaders and communities becomes an important service to the common good. In this light, and in an increasingly interdependent world, we see ever more clearly the need for interreligious understanding, friendship and collaboration in defending the God-given dignity of individuals and peoples, and their right to live in freedom and happiness. By upholding respect for that dignity and those rights, the religions play an essential role in forming consciences, instilling in the young the profound spiritual values of our respective traditions, and training good citizens, capable of infusing civil society with honesty, integrity and a world view which values the human person over power and material gain.”
Francis declares that the Catholic Church has “esteem for the followers of all religions”. This is religious indifferentism. Francis then declares that various false religious beliefs are “a source of enlightenment, wisdom and thus enrich the societies”. Demonic false religions and their false religious beliefs “enrich the societies”, according to the apostate antipope.
Francis’ November 30, 2015, press conference during return flight to Rome from Africa:
“Kenya is a bit more modern, developed. Uganda has the identity of the martyrs: the Ugandan people, Catholics and Anglicans alike, revere the martyrs. I went to both shrines, first the Anglican and then the Catholic, and the memory of the martyrs is what gives the people their identity. The courage to give one’s life for an ideal… And then the Central African Republic: the desire for peace, for reconciliation, for forgiveness. Until four years ago, they lived together – Catholics, Protestants, Muslims – as brothers and sisters. Yesterday I visited the Evangelicals, who are doing good work, and they came to Mass in the evening. Today I went to the mosque; I prayed in the mosque. And the Imam joined me in the popemobile to ride around the small stadium…”
Francis first says that he visited Anglican “shrines” and their “martyrs”. Francis says the memory of Anglican “martyrs” is what gives the people their identity. He then says that the heretical “Evangelicals” are “doing good work”. Francis then mentions that he prayed in the mosque, and how the Imam joined him in his “popemobile” to ride around in the stadium. He is an apostate.
Question from Philippine de Saint-Pierre, director of French Catholic Television KTO:
“Good evening, Holy Father. You paid tribute to the platform created by the Archbishop, the Imam and the Pastor in Bangui. Today more than ever we realize that religious fundamentalism threatens the entire planet: we have seen this in Paris too. So, faced with this danger, do you think that religious dignitaries should intervene more in the political sphere?”
“Intervening in the political sphere: if that means ‘being a politician’, then no. Let them be a good priest, imam or rabbi: that is their vocation. But in an indirect way we do get involved in politics when we preach values, true values, and one of the greatest of those values is fraternity, among ourselves. We are all children of God; we all have the same Father. In this sense, we must support a politics of unity, reconciliation and – a word I don’t like, but I must use it – tolerance. But not only tolerance, but also coexistence, friendship! That’s how it is. Fundamentalism is a sickness which exists in all religions. We Catholics have some people – not just a few, but a lot – who believe they possess absolute truth and go around slandering and defaming everyone else; they do a lot of harm. I say this because it’s my Church, but it is all of us! And we have to fight against it. Religious fundamentalism is not religious. Why? Because God is missing. It is idolatrous, just as money is idolatrous…”
Francis encourages people to be a good imam or rabbi and says “that is their vocation”. This clearly means that Francis believes God moves people to be leaders of false religions! That is apostasy. Francis then utters one of his favorite heresies, which he mentions frequently, that “we are all children of God”. That is false. It is only through baptism and the true Catholic faith that we become children of God. Francis then says it’s wrong to believe you have the absolute truth! Francis also says that holding to fundamental (and therefore traditional Catholic) teachings is a “sickness”, “not religious”, and “idolatrous”. This is total apostasy.
Delia Gallagher, CNN:
“You have shown many signs of respect and friendship towards Muslims. I am wondering: what do Islam and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad have to say to today’s world?”
“I don’t really understand the question… One can dialogue, they have values. Many values. They have many values and those values are constructive. I also have the experience of being friends – this is a strong word, ‘friends’ – with a Muslim: he is a world leader. We can talk: he has his values, I have mine. He prays, and I pray. Many values… For example, prayer, fasting, religious values but not only. One can not write off a religion because there are some groups – or sometimes many groups – of fundamentalists. It is a historical fact that there have always been wars of religion. And we too have to ask forgiveness. Catherine de Medici was no saint! Then there was the Thirty Years War, the eve of St Bartholomew… We too have to ask pardon for cases of fundamentalist extremism, for the wars of religion. Anyway, [Muslims] have their values and we can dialogue with them. Today I was in the mosque and I prayed; and the Imam wanted to come with me to circle the little stadium where many people were not able to fit… And there, on the popemobile, were the Pope and the Imam. We could talk. As everywhere, there are people who have values, religious people, and there are people who don’t… But how many wars, and not only wars of religion, have we Christians waged? The Muslims were not responsible for the sack of Rome! They have values, they have values.”
Antipope Francis speaks repeatedly about the “values” in the false religion of Islam. He then condemns and asks “pardon” for all Catholic wars throughout history. Many popes approved of the Crusades. Antipope Francis is condemning the Crusades and all the popes who approved and authorized those wars.
Francis’ November 27, 2015, address during meeting with young people at Kasarani stadium:
“God let himself be destroyed on the cross. So when the moment comes when you don’t understand, when you’re in despair and the world is tumbling down all around you, look to the cross! There we see the failure of God; there we see the destruction of God.”
God did not fail on the cross. Jesus achieved complete victory over the Devil and won our redemption.
Francis’ November 29, 2015, greeting during visit to a refugee camp:
“I wish peace to you, to you and to all Central Africans, great peace among you. That you may live in peace in whatever place, ethnicity, culture, religion or social status. Everyone in peace! Everyone! Because we are all brothers and sisters. I would like everyone to say together: ‘We are all brothers and sisters’. [The people repeat: ‘We are all brothers and sisters’].”
Francis says that those who worship false gods can “live in peace” while they remain in a constant state of damnation.
Francis’ November 30, 2015, address during visit to the Islamic Mosque of Koudoukou:
“Dear Muslim friends, leaders and followers of Islam,
It is a great joy for me to be with you and I thank you for your warm welcome. In a particular way I thank Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi for his kind words of greeting. My Pastoral Visit to the Central African Republic would not be complete if it did not include this encounter with the Muslim community. Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters. We must therefore consider ourselves and conduct ourselves as such.”
Francis’ visit to Africa “would not be complete” if it didn’t include his “encounter” with Muslims in the mosque.
Francis’ message hand delivered to Eastern “Orthodox Patriarch” Bartholomew on November 30, 2015:
“In our profound communion of faith and charity, and grateful for all that God has accomplished for us, I recall the fiftieth anniversary on 7 December 2015 of the Joint Catholic-Orthodox Declaration of Pope Paul VI and the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I which expressed the decision to remove from memory and from the midst of the Church the excommunications of 1054. The memory of the mutual sentences of excommunication, together with the offensive words, groundless reproaches, and reprehensible gestures on both sides, which accompanied the sad events of this period, represented for many centuries an obstacle to rapprochement in charity between Catholics and Orthodox. Attentive to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who prayed to the Father on the eve of his Passion that his disciples ‘may be one’ (Jn 17:21), Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I consigned these painful memories to oblivion… I wish to express my deep appreciation for Your Holiness’s fervent commitment to the critical issue of care for creation, for which your sensitivity and awareness is an exemplary witness for Catholics. I believe that it is a hopeful sign for Catholics and Orthodox that we now celebrate together an annual Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September, following the longstanding practice of the Ecumenical Patriarchate… It is providential that the anniversary of that historic Joint Catholic-Orthodox Declaration concerning the removal of the excommunications of 1054 occurs on the eve of the Year of Mercy. Following Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I, Catholics and Orthodox today must ask pardon of God and one another for divisions that Christians have brought about in the Body of Christ. I ask you and all the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to pray that this Extraordinary Jubilee may bear the spiritual fruits for which we yearn. I willingly assure you of my prayers for the events that your Church will celebrate in the year to come, especially the Pan-Orthodox Great Synod. May this important occasion for all the Orthodox Churches be a source of abundant blessings for the life of the Church.”
Francis praises the removal of the excommunications against the “Orthodox”. The Catholic Church’s condemnation of the schism and the heresies of the Eastern “Orthodox” schismatics are “painful memories” for him. That’s because he is a heretic. The “Orthodox” have been and are excommunicated from the true Church because they hold heretical and schismatic positions. They remain excommunicated. Antipope Francis claims these historical Catholic condemnations have now been “consigned to oblivion”. He is not a Catholic, and he is not the pope.
 L’Osservatore Romano, November 6, 2015, p. 3.
 L’Osservatore Romano, November 20, 2015, pp. 8-9.
 L’Osservatore Romano, November 20, 2015, pp. 8-9.
 L’Osservatore Romano, November 27, 2015, p. 3.
 L’Osservatore Romano, November 27, 2015, p. 8.
 L’Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, pp. 4-5.
 L’Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, p. 11.
 L’Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, p. 18.
 L’Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, p. 21.
 L’Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, p. 23.