Francis to Interreligious Audience in Mozambique:
“Our Differences are Necessary”
The apostate from Buenos Aires has struck again.
A day after blowing countless tons of carbon dioxide into the air for his flight to Mozambique, “Pope” Francis spoke at an interreligious meeting with the youth in Maputo on Sep. 5. During his address he told his multi-religious audience: “Our differences are necessary.”
In what was little more than a lowest-common-denominator motivational speech using his usual Naturalist platitudes about hopes, dreams, roots, and horizons — completely devoid of anything supernatural, other than a generic “God loves you” at the end — Francis addressed an audience filled with mostly young people of all (and no) religions, especially “Christians, Muslims, and Hindus” (Rome Reports, Sep. 5, 2019).
Speaking from a script in Portuguese — the official language of Mozambique — Francis proclaimed:
I thank the members of different religious confessions who have joined us, and those who do not belong to any particular religious tradition. Thank you for encouraging one another to live and celebrate today the challenge of peace as the family that we are. You are experiencing that all of us are necessary: with our differences, we are all necessary. Our differences are necessary.
(Antipope Francis, Address at Interreligious Meeting with Youth in Maputo, Vatican.va, Sep. 5, 2019; underlining added.)
The original Portuguese text says:
Obrigado por estarem aqui as diferentes confissões religiosas. Obrigado por vos animardes a viver o desafio da paz e a celebrá-la hoje como família que somos, incluindo aqueles que, não fazendo parte de nenhuma tradição religiosa, também estão a participar… Estais a fazer a experiência de que todos somos necessários: com as nossas diferenças, mas necessários. As nossas diferenças são necessárias.
(source; underlining added)
And indeed one can hear Francis pronounce these very words in the official video released by Vatican Media (starts at 38:00 min):
So Bergoglio proclaims to members of different religions that “our differences are necessary”, and no one bats an eye, except perhaps in utter euphoria and admiration.
This blasphemy is a clear restatement of the Abu Dhabi heresy Francis pronounced earlier this year in the United Arab Emirates, when he signed a joint declaration on Freemasonic “human fraternity” with a representative of Islam. The joint document states: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings.”
If anyone was so gullible as to believe the disingenuous remark Francis made later when challenged about the matter by “Bp.” Athanasius Schneider — that he meant God’s permissive Will rather than His active Will, though all the other items enumerated in the same sentence proceed from God’s active Will — he has definitely now been disabused of that illusion. We told you back in March that Francis lied to Schneider about this, and our claim has been vindicated: Bergoglio teaches, and fully means to teach, that false religions are positively willed by God, that their existence is a good thing.
But now the Argentinian apostate has gone a step further and declared this religious diversity to be not only good and desired by God, but necessary. Necessary! This is full-blown Modernism!
In 1907, Pope St. Pius X exposed and condemned the manifold errors of the Modernists, which are of such a nature that they undermine and destroy the very foundations of the Catholic religion. According to the Modernist system, the Pope explained,
…the need of the divine in a soul which is prone to religion excites … a certain special sense, and this sense possesses, implied within itself both as its own object and as its intrinsic cause, the divine reality itself, and in a way unites man with God. It is this sense to which Modernists give the name of faith, and this is what they hold to be the beginning of religion.
It is thus that the religious sense, which through the agency of vital immanence emerges from the lurking-places of the subconsciousness, is the germ of all religion, and the explanation of everything that has been or ever will be in any religion. This sense, which was at first only rudimentary and almost formless, under the influence of that mysterious principle from which it originated, gradually matured with the progress of human life, of which, as has been said, it is a certain form. This, then, is the origin of all, even of supernatural religion. For religions are mere developments of this religious sense.
[According to the Modernists,] every religion, even that of paganism, must be held to be true. What is to prevent such [personal religious] experiences from being found in any religion? In fact, that they are so is maintained by not a few. On what grounds can Modernists deny the truth of an experience affirmed by a follower of Islam? Will they claim a monopoly of true experiences for Catholics alone? Indeed, Modernists do not deny, but actually maintain, some confusedly, others frankly, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is obvious. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity be predicated of any religion whatsoever? Certainly it would be either on account of the falsity of the religious sense or on account of the falsity of the formula pronounced by the mind. Now the religious sense, although it maybe more perfect or less perfect, is always one and the same; and the intellectual formula, in order to be true, has but to respond to the religious sense and to the believer, whatever be the intellectual capacity of the latter. In the conflict between different religions, the most that Modernists can maintain is that the Catholic has more truth because it is more vivid, and that it deserves with more reason the name of Christian because it corresponds more fully with the origins of Christianity.
(Pope St. Pius X, Encyclical Pascendi, nn. 7,10,14; underlining added.)
Now you know what the Novus Ordo “fullness of truth” business is all about!
In 1928, Pope Pius XI quashed attempts to seek interreligious unity by means of a mutilated, lowest-common-denominator creed that would be shared by people of different religions. The Pope made clear that
…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)
That is what is meant by the gradual Modernist descent into atheism:
(Descent of the Modernists by E. J. Pace, Christian Cartoons, 1922 / Alamy Stock Photo)
Francis’ latest blasphemy is a particularly heinous form of Indifferentism, a heresy condemned long ago by Pope Gregory XVI:
Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that “there is one God, one faith, one baptism” [Eph 4:5] may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that “those who are not with Christ are against Him” [Lk 11:23], and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate” [Athanasian Creed].
(Pope Gregory XVI, Encyclical Mirari Vos, n. 13; underlining added; bold and italics removed.)
What Bergoglio said during his interreligious pep rally is so monstrous that one shudders to think of the implications.
For example, saying that a diversity of religions is necessary undermines all evangelizing and missionary efforts. Not only does it make all evangelization irrelevant and pointless, nay dangerous, it also effectively outlaws it. For if religious differences are necessary, then some people must be and must remain non-Catholics. Then, instead of the whole world worshipping Jesus Christ in His true Church (cf. 1 Tim 3:15; Heb 2:12), a portion is required by God to adore “dumb idols” (1 Cor 12:2). Such evil blasphemy dovetails perfectly with the outrageous remark Francis made in Georgia on Oct. 1, 2016, when he declared attempts to convert the Eastern Orthodox to Catholicism a “great sin against ecumenism”.
Contrary to this iniquity, we know what the divinely-revealed and eternal Catholic truth is, namely:
Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. (Jn 14:16)
He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. (Lk 11:23)
[God our Savior] will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim 2:4)
One Lord, one faith, one baptism. (Eph 4:5)
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. 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? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor 6:14-18)
Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn 9)
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Apoc 21:8)
Francis has put on full display what all that interreligious dialogue is really all about: certainly never conversion, which he has just outlawed in principle!
All those conservative Novus Ordos who were always telling you that interreligious dialogue aims at converting souls to Catholicism eventually, have just been refuted. No, not eventually, not ever! Because it is necessary, we have now been told, that false religions have adherents. It is necessary that some people be Muslims, some Hindus, some Jews, some Jains, some Zoroastrians. What will the Jesuit apostate come up with next? Will he establish quotas to tell us how many members each religion must have at a minimum at any given time?
Interestingly enough, Francis had started out his address by referring to all of the youngsters as his “flock” and himself as their “shepherd”: “You thanked me for having taken time to be with you. But what could be more important than [sic] for a shepherd than to be with his flock? What is more important for us pastors than to meet with our young people? You are important!” (source).
In the Catholic Church, the Pope is indeed the shepherd of his flock, but his flock is the world’s Catholics, not the members of all religions or even all of humanity. The task of the Catholic bishop, and above all the Roman Pontiff, is “to rule the church of God” (Acts 20:28), not to rule all of humanity. All of humanity is called to join the Church of God, of course (see Mk 16:15-16; 1 Tim 2:3-4), but until people do that, they are not part of God’s flock.
In fact, our Blessed Lord referred to His disciples as the “little flock” (Lk 12:32), precisely because it did not consist of all people but only of His chosen ones (cf. Jn 15:16), whom He contrasted with the rest of the world (see Jn 15:19). Is Francis perhaps beginning to set himself — or his successor — up for being accepted as the shepherd of the entire world? We know from divine revelation that there will come a false shepherd who will have power over the entire globe for a short while, and that is the Antichrist (see Apoc 13:7)!
Francis’ proclamation that the religious differences between people are necessary is an attack not only upon the very root of the true Faith but also upon the notion of revealed religion in general, as we have seen. As a genuine Modernist, Francis is now busily redefining the very nature and purpose of religion. The word “heresy” doesn’t cut it here — we are dealing with apostasy.
The Catholic Encyclopedia defines apostasy as
the complete and voluntary abandonment of the Christian religion, whether the apostate embraces another religion such as Paganism, Judaism, Mohammedanism, etc., or merely makes profession of Naturalism, Rationalism, etc. The heretic differs from the apostate in that he only denies one or more of the doctrines of revealed religion, whereas the apostate denies the religion itself, a sin which has always been looked upon as one of the most grievous.
This is serious business, and it is much worse than the usual topics that people rightly get upset about — abortion, adultery, sodomy, sacrilege, and abandonment of clerical celibacy, for example.
As he once declared adultery to be at times necessary and willed by God (see Amoris Laetitia, n. 303), so Bergoglio has now upped the ante and declared that religious infidelity, schism, heresy, and apostasy are necessary. The false pope has, once again, made all religions equal, the true one and the false ones. To him, God and Satan are the same!
Truly, carbon dioxide is the least worrisome gas that this man produces. He is vying for the hottest place in hell!
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