Get ready for “Assisi 5”….
Now it’s Francis’ Turn:
New Interreligious Prayer Meeting in Assisi on September 19, with “Decalogue of Human Coexistence”
Since it didn’t work the last four times, they will give it a fifth try: The Interreligious Prayer Meeting at Assisi first perpetrated by “Saint” John Paul II in 1986 will get a remake by “Pope” Francis on September 19 of this year, according to Mohamed Abdel Qader, the local imam in the Assisi region, who attended Francis’ August 4 ceremony celebrating the 800th anniversary of Pope Honorius III’s Portiuncula indulgence.
Although the Vatican has yet to confirm Francis’ attendance officially, the interfaith “prayer for peace” event is definitely scheduled. A recent news report from the so-called Catholic News Agency gives the following details:
Imam Qader told TV2000 that there will be a papal visit to Assisi for peace Sept. 19-20.
“I and many other representatives of the national and international Muslim community will go and greet the Pope,” the imam said.
…Father Mauro Galimberti, custodian of the Sacred Convent of Assisi, said that the Franciscan friars will join the Sant’Egidio community and the diocese to “open wide the doors for a new meeting among the world leaders of religion.”
The event, the custodian said, will be “a choral prayer.”
“Together, we will ask ourselves: what are the principles acknowledged by all the religions for peaceful coexistence? What contribution to politics, science and culture in general can we propose to draft a decalogue of human coexistence?”
This interreligious dialogue effort is part of other efforts to advance a “culture of encounter” which the Pope has prized during his pontificate.
(Andrea Gagliarducci, “Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes”, Catholic News Agency, Aug. 11, 2016)
So there we have it. On September 19 of this year, there will be “a new meeting among the world leaders of religion”, a “choral prayer”! You know there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that Francis will miss out on that, especially since they will try to draw up a “decalogue of human coexistence”, and if there’s one perfect man for the job, it’s His Humbleness, Jorge Bergoglio. He will be happy to issue the “Ten Commandments of Man” (remember his Ten Tips for Happiness?), which have long replaced the Ten Commandments of God anyway. As Pope Leo XIII said, “The world has heard enough of the so-called ‘rights of man.’ Let it hear something of the rights of God” (Encyclical Tametsi, n. 13).
So far, there have been four interfaith prayer meetings for world peace in Assisi. They took place in 1986, 1993, and 2002 (all under John Paul II), and in 2011 (under Benedict XVI). It is only “fair” that it should now be Francis’ turn, and 2016 does, of course, mark the 30th anniversary of the first meeting, although the exact date of this first gathering was October 27, 1986.
Here is some video footage of the 1986 event that started it all:
Far from obtaining world peace, this incredibly evil, syncretist, indifferentist, and naturalist abomination will only further provoke the wrath of Almighty God; and , because it equates the only true God and His only true Religion with false deities and all sorts of heretical sects. “Bear not the yoke with unbelievers”, St. Paul the Apostle warned the Corinthians, “For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?” (2 Cor 6:14-16).
In 1928, Pope Pius XI condemned precisely such kinds of gatherings and prohibited Catholics from having anything to do with them:
[Since some people] hold it for certain that men destitute of all religious sense are very rarely to be found, they seem to have founded on that belief a hope that the nations, although they differ among themselves in certain religious matters, will without much difficulty come to agree as brethren in professing certain doctrines, which form as it were a common basis of the spiritual life. 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, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission. 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, Encyclical Mortalium Animos, n. 2)
Pius XI’s teaching speaks for itself, and you won’t find Francis quoting it any time soon.
So, after this “Assisi 5”, expect even greater wars and destruction and even more unspeakable evils to befall this world, for that is what God will surely send in punishment of this grave insult against His Infinite Majesty. In fact, this is exactly what happened after Francis brought Jewish and Muslim leaders to the Vatican two years ago, likewise to pray for “peace”. Shortly thereafter, all hell broke loose for the people in the Middle East when ISIS stepped up its bloody persecutions and announced its formation as a caliphate.
In case you need a refresher on what abomination took place at the Vatican in 2014 at Francis’ initiative, here are some links:
- Apostasy in the Vatican announced for Pentecost Sunday
- Interreligious Prayer for “Peace” in the Vatican
- Muslim Imam at Vatican’s Prayer for Peace event prayed for “Victory over the Infidels”!
By the way, on September 26, 1997, a powerful earthquake in Assisi destroyed the Basilica of St. Francis, the place where John Paul II had held two such interfaith gatherings several years earlier. A number of people were killed, frescoes were destroyed, and the church had to be closed for two years for restoration.
The following video clip shows the destruction suffered by the church and shows the ceiling collapsing during an aftershock:
The true way to world peace was laid out by Pope Pius XI in the 1920s, as we showed in our recent post against Francis’ silly naturalist silly “peace through sports” initiative: The conversion of hearts and minds to Christ the King and the sweet yoke of His most gentle rule (cf. Mt 11:29-30), this alone will result in a peace that is lasting and true. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid” (Jn 14:27).
Let us pray to Our Lady of Fatima, the Queen of Peace, to bring about the conversion of sinners to Jesus Christ the King, so that this world may finally know true and lasting peace.