By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Letter to Schismatic Patriarch of Moscow on the occasion of his birthday, Feb. 17, 2006: “To His Holiness Alexei II Patriarch of Moscow… Cardinal Roger Etchegaray’s visit to Moscow, to share with the entire Christian Community of Russia the joy of the double celebration of Your Holiness’ birthday and name day, gives me the pleasant opportunity of sending you my fervent and cordial good wishes. I would like to join this joyful celebration in spirit, and I invoke abundant Blessings from the Lord upon you yourself and upon your ministry, generously dedicated to the great cause of the Gospel.
“Gestures and words of renewed brotherhood between Pastors of the Lord’s flock show that an ever more intense collaboration in truth and charity help increase the spirit of communion that must guide the steps of all the baptized… With these sentiments, I offer you my best wishes for your good health; after the example and with the intercession of St Alexis, may you continue to fulfill fruitfully the mission that God has entrusted to you.” (L’Osservatore Romano, March 29, 2006, p. 2)
1) He calls the non-Catholic schismatic “His Holiness.” 2) He invokes blessings on the ministry of this non-Catholic schismatic, which denies the scriptural teaching not to say “God speed” to a heretic (2 John 1:10.) 3) He refers to himself and the non-Catholic schismatic Patriarch as “Pastors of the Lord’s flock,” indicating that this schismatic holds authority over a portion of the flock of Christ! 4) He hopes that the schismatic may “continue to fulfill fruitfully the mission that God has entrusted him,” indicating that the schismatic has a mission from God which he has been following fruitfully!
This is a totally schismatic letter which proves again that Benedict XVI is a manifest heretic and not a Catholic.