Francis invokes “the spirit of Assisi”, teaches that there are Muslim “Martyrs”, and much more
Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ Recent Heresies
Francis’ August 17, 2014 address in South Korea to the “Bishops” of Asia:
“And so, with my identity and my empathy, my openness, I walk with the other. I don’t try to make him come over to me, I don’t proselytize. Pope Benedict told us clearly: ‘The Church does not grow by proselytizing, but by attracting’.”
Francis condemns proselytizing. He once again quotes his apostate buddy Benedict XVI who taught the same horrible heresy.
Francis’ August 17, 2014 Homily in South Korea:
“You have gathered here in Korea from all parts of Asia. Each of you has a unique place and context where you are called to reflect God’s love. The Asian continent, imbued with rich philosophical and religious traditions…”
The presence of various false religions on a continent makes it “rich” according to Antipope Francis.
Francis’ August 18, 2014 speech to leaders of different “religions”:
“I thank you for the kindness and affection which you have shown by coming here to meet me. Life is a journey, a long journey, but a journey which we cannot make by ourselves. We need to walk together with our brothers and sisters in the presence of God. So I thank you for this gesture of walking together in the presence of God: that is what God asked of Abraham. We are brothers and sisters. Let us acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters, and walk together. May the Lord bless you. And please, pray for me. Thank you.”
Antipope Francis declares that we need to walk together with different false religions. He also says that they are our “brothers and sisters”, even though they are outside the true faith and on the road to eternal dangation. Francis closes by asking the leaders of demonic non-Christian religions to “please, pray for me”. Antipope Francis is an apostate.
Francis’ August 18, 2014 in-flight press conference from South Korea to Rome.
Question: “Your Holiness, what kind of relationship do you have with Benedict XVI? Is there a regular exchange of opinions and ideas, is there a common project after this Encyclical?”
Francis: “We see one another… Before leaving, I went to visit him. Two weeks before, he had sent me an interesting article and asked my opinion about it… We have a normal relationship because – I keep coming back to this idea which may not please some theologians (and I am no theologian) – I think that a Pope emeritus should not be an exception; after so many centuries, this is our first Pope emeritus. As he put it: ‘I’ve grown old, I don’t have the strength’. It was a fine gesture, noble yet also courageous… Ours is really a relationship between brothers. I have also said that I feel as if I have a grandfather in the house of wisdom: he is a man of wisdom, of nuance, and I find it good for me to listen to him. He also encourages me a lot. This is the relationship we have…”
Question: “Today how do you handle this immense popularity? How do you deal with it?”
Francis: “… I realize that this is not going to last long, two or three years, and then… off to the house of the Father.”
Question: “Holy Father, in your opinion, given the war in Gaza, was the prayer for peace held in the Vatican on 8 June last a failure?”
Francis: “That prayer for peace was absolutely not a failure. First, the initiative did not come from me. The initiative to pray together came from the two Presidents, from the President of the State of Israel and from the President of the State of Palestine… But now your question: Was it a failure? No, I think that the door is open. All four, as representatives and I wanted Bartholomaios to be there as the head of Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Orthodoxy – I don’t want to use terms which may not please all of the Orthodox – as Ecumenical Patriarch, it was good that he was with us. The door of prayer was opened. And we said: ‘We need to pray’.”
Francis mentions his close relationship with arch-heretic Benedict XVI. Francis also says: “I don’t want to use terms which may not please all of the Orthodox”. The “Orthodox” are heretics and schismatics. Francis doesn’t want to use any terms that may not please them because he is also a heretic.
Francis’ August 26, 2014 “message to the representatives of world religions” at international “peace” meeting in Antwerp, Belgium:
“I ask you kindly to convey my warm greetings and cordial good wishes to the representatives of Christian Churches and Ecclesial Communities and to the many leaders of the world religions assembled in Antwerp from 7-9 September 2014 for the International Peace Meeting. I thank the Diocese of Antwerp and the Community of Sant’ Egidio for organizing this gathering in which men and women of different religious traditions come together on a pilgrimage of prayer and dialog inspired by the ‘spirit of Assisi’… It is here that our various religious traditions can, in ‘the spirit of Assisi’, make a specific contribution to peace. We can do this through the power of prayer. All of us have come to realize that prayer and dialog are profoundly interrelated and mutually enriching. It is my hope that these days of prayer and dialog will serve as a powerful reminder that the pursuit of peace and understanding through prayer can forge lasting bonds of unity… I invoke upon all taking part in the Meeting and all who sustain them by the support of their prayers, the abundant blessings of the God of peace.”
Here Francis clearly endorses the false worship of non-Catholic religions. In fact, by promoting the demonic “spirit of Assisi”, Francis actually endorses idolatry and worships false gods himself; for he promotes that the worship of false gods in non-Christian religions (which occurred at Assisi) has “power”, is “enriching”, and is to be promoted. Francis also endorses prayer with the unbelievers and members of false religions. He says that prayer with them “can forge lasting bonds of unity”. Francis is an idolater and an apostate. He is following Antipope John Paul II’s example in that regard.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 2), Jan. 6, 1928: “For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians… Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule. Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little, turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 10): “So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics…”
Francis’ August 27, 2014 “catechesis”:
“And if we look at the history of the Church, there are so many divisions among us Christians. Even now we are divided. Also in history, we Christians have made war among ourselves for theological differences. Let us think of the 30 Years War. But, this is not Christian. We must also work for the unity of all Christians, to take the path of unity which is what Jesus wanted and prayed for.”
Antipope Francis says that Christians are divided. That’s heresy. All true Christians (Catholics) are united in the one true Catholic faith. Pope Pius XI teaches the opposite of Antipope Francis.
Pope Pius XI encyclical Mortalium Animos (#7), Jan. 6, 1928: “And here it seems opportune to expound and to refute a certain false opinion, on which this whole question, as well as that complex movement by which non-Catholics seek to bring about the union of the Christian churches depends. For authors who favor this view are accustomed, times almost without number, to bring forward these words of Christ: ‘That they all may be one…. And there shall be one fold and one shepherd,’ with this signification however: that Christ Jesus merely expressed a desire and prayer, which still lacks its fulfillment. For they are of the opinion that the unity of faith and government, which is a note of the one true Church of Christ, has hardly up to the present time existed, and does not to-day exist.”
Pope Pius XI encyclical Mortalium Animos (#9): “Everyone knows that John himself, the Apostle of love, who seems to reveal in his Gospel the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and who never ceased to impress on the memories of his followers the new commandment ‘Love one another,’ altogether forbade any intercourse with those who professed a mutilated and corrupt version of Christ’s teaching: ‘If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you.’
Francis’ August 27, 2014 address during meeting with soccer athletes and coaches participating in the “Interreligious Match for Peace”:
“Dear Friends, good evening! I am delighted to meet with you on the occasion of the Interreligious Match for Peace in which you will play tonight at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. I thank you for readily fulfilling my wish to see champions and coaches from various countries and religions compete in a sporting event to bear witness to the feelings of brotherhood and friendship. My special thanks go to the people and organizations that have contributed to the realization of this event… Indeed, tonight’s sporting event is a highly symbolic gesture to help one understand that it is possible to build a culture of encounter… Believers of different religions, while preserving their own identity, can coexist in harmony and mutual respect… excluding any discrimination of race, language and religion. You know that discrimination can be synonymous with scorn. Discrimination is a form of scorn, and you, with this game tonight, will say ‘no’ to every kind of discrimination. Religions in particular are called to be vehicles of peace…”
Francis teaches that members of false religions should preserve “their own identity”, and thus remain outside the Catholic Church and on the road to Hell. Francis also teaches that we must exclude “any” discrimination based on religion. Instead, he says that we should have “brotherhood” with people who reject the true faith. His message is one of pure religious indifferentism.
Francis’ September 21, 2014 address during meeting with leaders of different “religions” and other “Christian denominations”:
It is a great pleasure to be here at this meeting which brings together leaders of the main religious confessions present in Albania. With deep respect I greet each one of you and the communities that you represent… You know well how much pain comes from the denial of freedom of conscience and of religious freedom, and how from such a wound comes a humanity that is impoverished because it lacks hope and ideals to guide it. The changes that have come since the 1990’s have had the positive effect, among other things, of creating the conditions for the exercise of authentic religious freedom. This has made it possible for each community to renew traditions which were never really extinguished, despite ferocious persecution. With this religious freedom has also come the possibility for every person to offer, according to their own religious convictions, a positive contribution; firstly, to the moral reconstruction of the country… We cannot deny that intolerance towards those with different religious convictions is a particularly insidious enemy, one which today is being witnessed in various areas around the world. All believers must be particularly vigilant so that, in living out with conviction our religious and ethical code, we may always express the mystery we intend to honor… Seen in this light, religious freedom is not a right which can be guaranteed solely by existing legislation, although laws are necessary. Rather religious freedom is a shared space – like this one – an atmosphere of respect and cooperation that must be built with everyone’s participation, even those who have no religious convictions. Allow me to outline two attitudes which can be especially helpful in the advancement of this fundamental freedom. The first attitude is that of regarding every man and woman, even those of different religious traditions, not as rivals, less still enemies, but rather as brothers and sisters… the same applies to religious, cultural and national communities. We need each other, and are entrusted to each other’s care. Each religious tradition, from within, must be able to take account of others… But it is everyone together, for the good of the country and of humanity. Continue to be a sign for your country, and beyond, that good relations and fruitful cooperation are truly possible among men and women of different religions. And I ask a favor: pray for me. I have great need of your prayers. Thank you.”
Francis begins by declaring his “deep respect” for leaders of false religions. Francis then promotes the condemned heresy of religious liberty and freedom of conscience. That was specifically condemned by the Catholic Church.
Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura (# 3), Dec. 8, 1864: “From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster THAT ERRONEOUS OPINION, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our predecessor, Gregory XVI, an insanity, NAMELY, THAT LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE AND WORSHIP IS EACH MAN’S PERSONAL RIGHT, WHICH OUGHT TO BE LEGALLY PROCLAIMED AND ASSERTED IN EVERY RIGHTLY CONSTITUTED SOCIETY…”
Antipope Francis then encourages souls embracing false religions to promote “their own religious convictions”. Francis says it will cause a “positive contribution firstly to the moral reconstruction of the country”. This is astounding apostasy. He calls the leaders of false religions “believers” and encourages them to publicly promote their false religions “with conviction”. Francis also says to the leaders of false religions: “we need each other”. Francis closes his message of apostasy by asking the leaders of demonic religions to “pray for me. I have great need of your prayers”. That is to endorse idolatry by encouraging the worship of false gods. Those who see Francis’ statements, and continue to say he has the Catholic faith, don’t have the Catholic faith. They will go to Hell unless they convert to the true faith before death.
Francis’ September 21, 2014 “Homily” in “Mother Teresa Square” in Tirana, Albania:
“Recalling the decades of atrocious suffering and harsh persecutions against Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims, we can say that Albania was a land of martyrs: many bishops, priests, men and women religious, laity, and clerics and ministers of other religions paid for their fidelity with their lives.”
Francis says that heretics, Muslims, and members of “other religions” who died embracing their false religions were “martyrs”. That is to teach that Muslims are martyrs!
Francis’ September 21, 2014 In-Flight interview with journalists on trip from Albania back to Rome:
Question: “Your Holiness set out with a certain idea of Albanians, of Albania. How Albanians have suffered but are also tolerant. Did you find any other qualities in the Albanians which you met? Are these qualities the right ones to make the eagle return to the nest?”
Francis: “I would say that I came to a better understanding of those things you mentioned, but I was also able to see at close hand the suffering which you Albanians endured. The matter of tolerance… I would put it differently. Albanians are not so much ‘tolerant’ – they are brothers and sisters. They have the ability to be brothers and sisters: and that is something more important. And this is evident in the way they live with one another, in cooperation between Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics. They cooperate, but as brothers and sisters…”
Question: “Your Holiness, what were your emotions as you drove down the central boulevard of Tirana, under the pictures of the clergy who were martyred during the communist regime, in a country in which until 25 years ago atheism had been officially imposed?”
Francis: “When I saw those photographs (and there were not only Catholics, but Orthodox also Muslims as well… So I would say that all three religious groups bore witness to God and now they are bearing witness to brotherhood.”
Question: “Now that you have made this visit to Albania, which is in Europe, what will be your next ones?”
Francis: “The next visits will be on 25 November to Strasbourg, for both the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. And then 28 November, perhaps, to Turkey, to be present on the 30th for the Feast of St Andrew with Patriarch Bartholomaios.”
Francis says that Muslims are “brothers and sisters” and that deceased “martyred” Muslims “bore witness to God”. Francis then tells the press that he might have to take a special trip “to be present” with his fellow schismatic “Orthodox” leader, “Patriarch Bartholomaios”.
Francis’ September 21, 2014 address to the political and civil authorities of Albania:
“I am very happy to be here with you, in this noble land of Albania, a land of heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the nation, and a land of martyrs, who witnessed to their faith in difficult times of persecution… Respect for human rights – for you, ‘respect’ is an essential word – among which religious freedom and freedom of expression stand out, is the preliminary condition for a country’s social and economic development… There is a rather beautiful characteristic of Albania, one which is given great care and attention, and which gives me great joy: I am referring to the peaceful coexistence and collaboration that exists among followers of different religions. The climate of respect and mutual trust between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims is a precious gift to the country… What the experience in Albania shows, rather, is that a peaceful and fruitful coexistence between persons and communities of believers of different religions is not only desirable, but possible and realistic. The peaceful coexistence of different religious communities is, in fact, an inestimable benefit to peace and to harmonious human advancement. This is something of value which needs to be protected and nourished each day, by providing an education which respects differences and particular identities, so that dialog and cooperation for the good of all may be promoted and strengthened by mutual understanding and esteem. It is a gift which we need to implore God in prayer. May Albania always continue to walk this path, offering to others countries an inspiring example.”
Francis mentions that the predominantly Muslim country of Albania is “a land of martyrs, who witnessed to their faith”. He again speaks about collaboration “among followers of different [false] religions”. Francis asks for “respect” and “trust” for Muslims. Francis says that we should “esteem” differences between religions. He also encourages and endorses idolatry again when he tells the non-Christians (who worship a false god or gods) to “implore God in prayer”. This is total apostasy from the Catholic faith.
Francis’ September 21, 2014 address at the Bethany Center:
“This Centre, furthermore, shows that it is possible to live together peacefully and fraternally as people of different ethnicities and followers of various religious confessions. Here differences do not prevent harmony, joy and peace, but rather become occasions for a greater mutual awareness and understanding. The variety of religious experiences reveals a true and reverential love of neighbor; each religious community expresses itself through love…”
Here Antipope Francis says that differences in religions don’t prevent joy. He then praises the “variety of religious experiences” as if it’s good that people don’t believe in the Catholic faith and follow false religions. He is an apostate.
Francis’ September 23, 2014 address to the “Bishops” of Ghana:
“Be close to other Christian leaders and the heads of other religious communities. Ecumenical and interreligious cooperation, when carried out with respect and an open heart, contributes to the social harmony of your country, and enables growth in an understanding of the dignity of each person and a greater experience of our common humanity. Thankfully, Ghana has been spared much of the tribal, ethnic and religious divisions that have afflicted too many other parts of Africa, a continent whose promise, in part due to these divisions, has yet to be fulfilled.”
Francis encourages “Catholic bishops” to “be close” to the “leaders and heads” of false “religions”.
Francis’ September 24, 2014 “catechesis” at General Audience – He spoke about his journey to Albania:
“This visit was born of my desire to go to a country which, after long being oppressed by an atheist and inhuman regime, is living the experience of peaceful coexistence among the country’s different religious components. I felt it was important to encourage it on this path, that it may continue with tenacity to evaluate all the implications for the benefit of the common good. For this reason the Journey had at its center an interreligious meeting where I was able to observe, with great satisfaction, that the peaceful and fruitful coexistence between persons and communities of believers of different religions is not only desirable, but possible and realistic. They are putting it into practice! This entails an authentic and fruitful dialogue which spurns relativism and takes the identity of each one into account. What the various religious expressions have in common is, indeed, life’s journey, the good will to do good to one’s neighbor, without denying or diminishing their respective identity… Travelling along Tirana’s principal boulevard which leads from the airport to the great central square, I was able to glimpse the portraits of 40 priests assassinated during the communist dictatorship, for whom the Cause of Beatification has been opened. These are joined by hundreds of Christian and Muslim religious men and women assassinated, tortured, imprisoned and deported simply because they believed in God. There were dark years during which religious freedom was razed to the ground and belief in God was prohibited. Thousands of churches and mosques were destroyed, transformed into warehouses and cinemas which propagated the Marxist ideology. Religious books were burned and parents were prohibited from giving their children the religious names of their ancestors. The memory of these tragic events is essential for the future of a people. The memory of martyrs who resisted in faith is a guarantee for the future of Albania; because their blood was not shed in vain, but is a seed which will bear the fruit of peace and fraternal cooperation. Today, in fact, Albania is an example not only of the rebirth of the Church, but also of the peaceful coexistence of religions. Thus, the martyrs are not the defeated, but the victors…”
Francis (once again) promotes an apostate interreligious prayer meeting. Francis then complains about the fact that “mosques were destroyed”. Islam, the false religion Antipope Francis promotes, has been condemned by true Catholic popes as “abominable” and “diabolical”.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, 1434: “… there is hope that very many from the abominable sect of Mahomet will be converted to the Catholic faith.”
Pope Callixtus III: “I vow to… exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet [Islam] in the East.”
Antipope Francis then clearly teaches that Muslims are “martyrs”. He says that “their blood was not shed in vain” and will “bear fruit”. Francis says that these Muslim “martyrs” are “the victors” and “resisted in faith”. This is total apostasy. At the Council of Florence Pope Eugene IV declared that anyone who dies outside the Catholic Church will be lost forever.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino”, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; that the unity of this ecclesiastical body is of such importance that only for those who abide in it do the Church’s sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militia produce eternal rewards; and that nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, The Athanasian Creed, Sess. 8, Nov. 22, 1439, ex cathedra: “Whoever wishes to be saved, needs above all to hold the Catholic faith; unless each one preserves this whole and inviolate, he will without a doubt perish in eternity.”
Pope Pelagius II, epistle (2) Dilectionis vestrae, 585: “Those who were not willing to be at agreement in the Church of God, cannot remain with God; although given over to flames and fires, they burn, or thrown to wild beasts, they lay down their lives, there will not be for them that crown of faith, but the punishment of faithlessness, not a glorious result (of religious virtue), but the ruin of despair. Such a one can be slain; he cannot be crowned.”
Pope Pius IV, Council of Trent, “Iniunctum nobis”, Nov. 13, 1565, ex cathedra: “This true Catholic faith, outside of which no one can be saved… I now profess and truly hold…” (Denz. 1000)
Francis’ September 25, 2014 to participants in the meeting on “Evangelii Gaudium”:
“The Word of God entered with ‘patience’ at the moment of the Incarnation, and was constant until death on the Cross. We do not have a ‘magic wand’ for everything…”
Francis likes to speak of a “magic wand”, but Catholics don’t believe in magic.
Francis’ September 29, 2014 address to “United Bible Societies” on the occasion of the presentation of a new “inter-confessional Bible” at his General Audience:
“The translation of the Bible into modern Argentine, prepared by Evangelicals and Catholics, has done so much good and does so much good… The preparation of an inter-confessional version is a particularly significant labor, considering how much the debates about Scripture have led to division, especially in the West. This inter-confessional project, which has given you the opportunity to journey on a common path for several decades, has allowed you to entrust your heart to fellow travelers on the path, overcoming suspicions and skepticism, with the trust that flows from a shared love for the Word of God.”
Here Antipope Francis endorses an “inter-confessional version” of the Bible. He also dismisses the dogmas rejected by Protestants as simply “debates about Scripture” which “have led to division”.
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