That ‘Spirit of Assisi’ is looming once more…
“No One is Saved Alone”: Francis to participate in Interreligious Prayer for Peace and Fraternity in Rome October 20
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time again — time for yet another interreligious prayer circus for peace.
The Community of Sant’Egidio will once again be hosting an international encounter of representatives of various religions with the alleged aim of obtaining peace and fraternity from… well, from some kind of deity or another.
Scheduled for this coming Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm CET under the motto “No One Is Saved Alone – Peace and Fraternity”, the event will consist of each “religious tradition” (as they like to put it) petitioning its deity for peace and brotherhood in separate locations, followed by a public “encounter” of the different representatives, speeches by each group, proclamation of an appeal for peace, the obligatory lighting of some candles, and a COVID-friendly “sign of peace”. Even a minute of silence will be held! All of this will take place in Rome, the Eternal City.
Sant’Egidio, which encourages people to participate virtually via livestream, has released the following video invitation:
In addition, the Sant’Egidio Community has published a 13-page brochure giving background, details, and additional information about next Tuesday’s meeting and the other interreligious prayer-for-peace initiatives it has spearheaded since 1986.
Needless to say, Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) is more than happy to join in the fraternal fun. The Vatican has confirmed that His Phoniness will take part in the meeting:
On the afternoon of 20 October, according to a communiqué from the Prefecture of the Papal Household, the Holy Father will be present at the Meeting of Prayer for Peace in the Spirit of Assisi entitled “Nobody is saved alone – Peace and Fraternity”, promoted by the Sant’Egidio Community, taking part in the moment of ecumenical prayer with the other Christian confessions in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli and the subsequent ceremony with representatives of the world’s great religions on the Piazza del Campidoglio.
(Source: Matteo Bruni, Vatican Bollettino of Oct. 16, 2020)
A report by Vatican News gives further detail:
…on Tuesday afternoon the religious leaders will pray separately in venues across the city: Pope Francis, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and other Orthodox and Protestant representatives in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Aracoeli; Jews in the Synagogue of Rome; Muslims, Buddhists and representatives of other Eastern religions in the Capitoline Museums.
The interreligious ceremony in the Capitoline foresees the participation of many international names such as Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and President Sergio Mattarella of Italy. A minute of silence in memory of the victims of the pandemic and all wars will conclude the event.
(“Pope Francis to participate in international Prayer Meeting for Peace”, Vatican News, Oct. 17, 2020)
In other words, it promises to be business as usual, generating absolutely no benefit to mankind but lots of colorful photos for the press.
It seems that every so often Club Bergoglio needs to feed the interreligious demon in order to kick its global apostasy project into ever higher gear. Last year the big event towards this goal was the Abu Dhabi Declaration on Human Fraternity. This year it’s been the release of Fratelli Tutti, the new encyclical that lays out Bergoglio’s plan for a Naturalist brotherhood of men.
The Sant’Egidio Community is the driving force behind each and every one of these diabolical, blasphemous, scandalous interreligious prayer meetings. It all began in October of 1986, when “Saint” John Paul II presided over the first meeting of its kind in Assisi, Italy. Many more followed.
Just in the last two years, there have already been a number of similar initiatives. Remember these?
- Interreligious Peace Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria (2019)
- Francis endorses “Peace With No Borders” in Madrid, Spain (2019)
- Vatican promotes “Interfaith” Prayer in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)
- Francis calls on “All Faiths” to Pray for End to Coronavirus on May 14 (2020)
- Beyond All Religions: Syncretistic Prayer Service held in English Novus Ordo Parish (2020)
This coming Tuesday, then, we will once again see a very motley gang of the blind leading the blind, haplessly gathered together “in the spirit of Assisi”, lamenting the very misery which their blasphemous and indifferentist initiative will only exacerbate.
Keep in mind that Francis has recently given new ostensible legitimacy and fresh impetus to such an infernal undertaking, declaring last year in Mozambique that “our [religious] differences are necessary” and in the United Arab Emirates: “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. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives”.
If that were true, it would be the end of Catholicism, of Christianity. Beyond that, it would in fact be the end of the very notion of revealed religion. What Bergoglio is putting forward is apostasy on steroids, and that is the philosophical-theological basis on which they are now “courageously” moving forward into a pan-religious future in which the “rights of man” trump the rights of God (cf. Mt 15:1-9; 2 Thes 2:4; Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Tametsi Futura, n. 13).
By the way: The motto for the Oct. 20 event, “No One is Saved Alone”, is taken from Fratelli Tutti. It appears, in essence, in at least three places there:
32. True, a worldwide tragedy like the Covid-19 pandemic momentarily revived the sense that we are a global community, all in the same boat, where one person’s problems are the problems of all. Once more we realized that no one is saved alone; we can only be saved together. As I said in those days, “the storm has exposed our vulnerability and uncovered those false and superfluous certainties around which we constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits and priorities… Amid this storm, the façade of those stereotypes with which we camouflaged our egos, always worrying about appearances, has fallen away, revealing once more the ineluctable and blessed awareness that we are part of one another, that we are brothers and sisters of one another”.
54. Despite these dark clouds, which may not be ignored, I would like in the following pages to take up and discuss many new paths of hope. For God continues to sow abundant seeds of goodness in our human family. The recent pandemic enabled us to recognize and appreciate once more all those around us who, in the midst of fear, responded by putting their lives on the line. We began to realize that our lives are interwoven with and sustained by ordinary people valiantly shaping the decisive events of our shared history: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, storekeepers and supermarket workers, cleaning personnel, caretakers, transport workers, men and women working to provide essential services and public safety, volunteers, priests and religious… They understood that no one is saved alone.
137. Mutual assistance between countries proves enriching for each. A country that moves forward while remaining solidly grounded in its original cultural substratum is a treasure for the whole of humanity. We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved. Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a silent breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet. If we are troubled by the extinction of certain species, we should be all the more troubled that in some parts of our world individuals or peoples are prevented from developing their potential and beauty by poverty or other structural limitations. In the end, this will impoverish us all.
(Antipope Francis, Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, nn. 32, 54, 137; underlining added.)
Although the phrase or concept of “no one is saved alone” is not offered in the context of salvation there — the word “salvation” doesn’t appear at all in the 43,000-word encyclical — nevertheless the phrase easily lends itself to being applied to it. In fact, that it will be understood this way is all but guaranteed, especially if the Vatican II Sect begins to enshrine the motto in people’s minds without any context, for example, by mindlessly repeating it as a stand-alone slogan. All it will take then is for Francis to associate it somehow with salvation in an address to some interreligious audience, and presto, that will suffice to generate the necessary footnote for including it in later teaching. That’s what he did with his nonsense on the death penalty, and he was quite successful.
In any case, when Francis and his interreligious crew will show up on Tuesday, although everyone will be attending with the intention of obtaining peace, we can bet our bottom dollar that the “Prince of Peace” (Is 9:6) will not be proclaimed — either not at all or merely as one option among many. As Francis says in Fratelli Tutti: “Others drink from other sources” (n. 277). He doesn’t care if people drink from a poisoned well, as long as the result is the “peace and fraternity” his Naturalist heart seeks.
The fact that the Catholic Church teaches that “the peace of Christ … is the only true peace” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Ubi Arcano, n. 37), will also be kept hidden from the world on Oct. 20. Instead, the peace looked for will be “as the world giveth”, not as Christ gives (cf. Jn 14:27), and hence God will not bless the endeavor. Rather, the divine wrath being enkindled by this “interfaith” wickedness, mankind will heap even greater punishments upon itself.
Neither will this blasphemous event obtain meaningful fraternity for mankind: “For greater indeed is the paternity of Christ than that of blood”, writes St. Maximus the Confessor, “for the fraternity of blood touches the likeness only of the body; the fraternity of Christ, however, conveys unanimity of heart and spirit, as is written: One was the heart and one the spirit of the multitude of believers” (quoted in Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Reputantibus, n. 5). Hence we find Pope St. Pius X writing that “there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness” (Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique; underlining added).
Given all this, it remains for us only to repeat the words of Saint Paul:
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 Corinthians 6:14-18)
Francis and his henchmen do not love Christ, do not love the true Faith, and do not truly love man. If they did, they would promote only the true Gospel (cf. Gal 1:8-9) and seek not the peace of the world but “the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding…” (Phil 4:7).
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