By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI’s Telegram to “His Holiness” Anba Tawadros, the new “Patriarch” of the Coptic Orthodox Church “elected” on Sunday, November 4, 2012. The entire telegram is as follows:
“I was filled with joy on learning of your election as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark and I gladly extend to you and to the clergy and faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church my good wishes and prayerful solidarity, asking the Lord to pour out his abundant blessings upon the lofty ministry you are about to assume. I am confident that, like your renowned predecessor Pope Shenounda III, you will be a genuine spiritual father for your people and an effective partner with all your fellow-citizens in building the new Egypt in peace and harmony, serving the common good and the good of the entire Middle East. In these challenging times it is important for all Christians to bear witness to the love and fellowship that binds them together, mindful of the prayer offered by our Lord at the Last Supper; that all may be one, so that the world may believe. I thank the Almighty for the important progress that was made, under the leadership of your esteemed predecessor, in the relations between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, and I earnestly hope and pray that our continuing friendship and dialogue, guided by the Holy Spirit, will bear fruit in ever closer solidarity and lasting reconciliation. May our Heavenly Father fill you with peace and strength for the noble task that awaits you.
BENEDICTUS PP. XVI”
For those who do not know, the “Orthodox” are schismatics who deny the Papacy, papal infallibility, numerous councils of the Catholic Church, etc. To put it simply, they are essentially Protestants who claim devotion to Our Lady, and have some valid but illicit sacraments. The Catholic Church infallibly teaches that the “Orthodox” are outside the true Church and that their followers are on the road to everlasting damnation. But Benedict XVI believes the “Orthodox” are part of the one true Church of Jesus Christ! In the telegram above, Benedict XVI states he “was filled with joy” when he heard news of the election of a new “Orthodox” schismatic leader! Benedict declares the new schismatic leader to be the “Pope” and “Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark”. Benedict XVI is proclaiming to the whole world that the new schismatic “Orthodox” leader is the official occupant of the one true Church’s “See of Saint Mark”. This is outrageous schism. He declares that the schismatic leader’s new office of schismatic leadership is a “lofty ministry”! He also says that to be the new schismatic leader in Bulgaria is a “noble task”.
Maxim, “Patriarch” of the Bulgarian “Orthodox” Church, passed away on November 6, 2012, at the age of 98. Upon hearing the news, Benedict XVI sent a Telegram to the President of the “Holy” Synod of the Bulgarian “Orthodox” Church. The entire telegram is as follows:
“It was with profound sadness that I received the news of the death of our beloved Brother in Christ, His Holiness, Maxim, Metropolitan of Sofia and Patriarch of Bulgaria, who for many long years served the Lord and his people devotedly. In the name of the Catholic Church, I wish to assure you and all the bishops, priests and faithful of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church that I join in your grief with prayer. May the Lord, who is good and merciful, welcome into his heavenly home our beloved Brother Maxim. May he grant him peace and everlasting memory! In sharing in the grief of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, I give thanks to God for all the late Patriarch’s work for the good of his Church and the people of his country. In particular, I recall the warm welcome that was extended to Blessed Pope John Paul II during his Visit to Bulgaria in May 2002. I thank the Lord for the good relations that the Patriarch developed with the Catholic Church in his land and I sincerely hope that good relations may continue for the sake of the proclamation of the Gospel. By conveying my condolences and assuring you of my remembrance in prayer, please accept, Your Excellency, this expression of my sincere greeting in Christ.”
As he always does, Benedict XVI calls the schismatic leader “Holiness” and says he “served the Lord” by being the leader of the schismatic “Orthodox” Church. He calls the followers of the schismatic church “faithful” and he says he is in “grief” over the schismatic leader’s death. This clearly means that Benedict XVI believes that by losing the life-long schismatic leader we have lost a great leader of the true Church of Christ. He even asks the Lord to “welcome” the schismatic leader into Heaven and grant him “everlasting memory!” Benedict closes his schismatic Telegram by giving “thanks to God for all the late Patriarch’s work” of promoting schism throughout the land. Benedict XVI also calls the schismatic bishop “Your Excellency”. “Your Excellency” is an honorific title that is given to Bishops of the Catholic Church. It means you consider that person a Bishop in the Catholic Church. By a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Ceremonial (December 31, 1930) the Holy See granted bishops of the Roman Catholic Church the title of Most Reverend Excellency (Latin, Excellentia Reverendissima). Benedict XVI is a complete and total schismatic.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 7, 2012, p. 1.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 7, 2012, p. 3.
 Acta Apostolicae Sedis 1931, p. 22; L’Osservatore Romano, January 24, 1931.