Next milestone in the Great Apostasy?
Francis to the Pyramid: Antipope Bergoglio to visit World Religions Congress in Kazakhstan in September
Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a nation in Central Asia which until 1991 was part of the Communist Soviet Union and is predominantly Muslim.
On Apr. 11, 2022, President Tokayev held a video conference with the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio, who is better known to the world by his stage name, “Pope Francis”. Both the Kazakh press and Vatican News report that during the meeting Francis expressed his desire to visit the nation’s capital of Nur-Sultan (until 2019 known as Astana) to attend the seventh triennial Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, planned for Sep. 14-15 of this year:
- “Pope Francis wishes to visit Kazakhstan for World Religions Congress” (Vatican News)
- “Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan in September 2022” (Catholic Kazakhstan)
A few years ago, a writer at the UK’s Guardian called Astana “one of the strangest capital cities on earth”, as it “implausibly ris[es] up from the Kazakh steppe like some post-modern lego set that has stumbled into the opening sequence of Dallas.” Interestingly enough, Astana acquired its status as the capital of Kazakhstan only in late 1997 (source).
In 2017, the architectural historian Dr. Frank Albo of the University of Winnipeg, Canada, published a 288-page book on the strange and futuristic designs found in Nur-Sultan:
- Astana: Architecture, Myth & Destiny by Frank Albo
(full disclosure: purchases through the above Amazon link benefit Novus Ordo Watch)
To be clear: This is not meant to be an endorsement of whatever philosophical or religious positions Dr. Albo may hold. Our intent is merely to inform the public that the architectural peculiarities of that city have been covered at length in a book by a professional.
One of the most visible buildings in Nur-Sultan is a gigantic glass pyramid whose official name is Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. It is there that the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions will take place in September — not simply because it happens to be a convenient place for meeting but because the pyramid was built for that particular forum, back in 2006. In other words, the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation” is the proper home of the interreligious conference. Its stated goal is to create harmony among religions and to make the world a better place — whereby “better” certainly does not mean “more in conformity with the Gospel of Christ the King” but rather “more in conformity with Freemasonic Naturalism”. Obviously!
Here are some videos introducing the “Pyramid of Peace and Accord” or “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation”:
As shown in the videos, on the top floor of the pyramid is located the conference hall for interreligious cooperation. The whole setup with its enormous ring-shaped table around which all of the participants sit reminds one of the “war room” in the 1964 comedy Dr. Strangelove. If only it were funny!
Both the pyramid building and the interreligious blather conference also have their own web sites, naturally:
- Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana (official web site)
- Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (official web site)
The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, established in 2003, meets every three years. In 2021 it was postponed on account of Coronavirus restrictions, wherefore it takes place this year instead.
According to Vatican News, the topic of the upcoming conference will be: “The Role of Leaders of World and Traditional Faiths in the Socio-Spiritual Development of Humanity after the Pandemic”. Now that is something Francis can get excited about! No wonder he wishes to attend in person. (Whoever would voluntarily entrust his “socio-spiritual development” to that motley crew of infidels and apostates is in desperate need of prayers.)
In fact, the meeting of the Congress this September could very well prove to be another significant milestone in the ongoing Great Apostasy, much as the 2019 Abu Dhabi meeting between Francis and Grand Imam Ahamad Al-Tayyib was, during which the apostatical Document on Human Fraternity was signed. This declaration, frequent readers of this blog will recall, contains the utterly destructive heresy that God wills a diversity of religions just as He wills a diversity of sex, race, and color. The full text of the declaration was subsequently published in the 2019 Acts of the Apostolic See, thereby making it absolutely clear that it was an official and legal “papal” act on Francis’ part.
Whatever significance the meeting in Nur-Sultan in September may have, however, it will certainly fit neatly into all the other indifferentist “interfaith” shenanigans Francis and his Novus Ordo predecessors have, uh, religiously engaged in and adhered to. Here is a small sample:
- Vatican News report on Abu Dhabi’s “Abrahamic Family House” joining church, mosque, and synagogue
- Apostasy Unlimited: Francis’ Endorsement of “Peace With No Borders” in Madrid
- “Silent Adoration”: Francis prays with Mufti at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
- Francis at the World Council of Churches: Analysis and Commentary
- Seeking Peace in all the Wrong Ways: Interreligious Hug Fest in Assisi
- Apostasy in the Vatican: Syncretistic Prayer Meeting for Pentecost Sunday 2014
- Christian Unity without Catholicism: Francis spews Ecumenical Bilge at General Audience
- Buddha, Shekinah, Jesus, Allah: Francis boldly promotes One-World Religion in new “Pope Video”
- Apostate Bergoglio endorses World’s Religions as “Different Ways of Coming to God”
- Francis expands the “People of God”: Now it includes All Religions!
The true Catholic position on all this interreligious nonsense is outlined and explained in Pope Pius XI’s landmark encyclical on ecumenism and interreligious unity, a priceless gem of timeless traditional Roman Catholic doctrine:
- Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Mortalium Animos (Jan. 6, 1928)
Once Francis arrives in Astana, it is clear he will be welcomed by the clergy there and meet with them, and that includes the illustrious Athanasius Schneider, who may very well be the world’s most famous Novus Ordo auxiliary bishop.
Although he himself, as a mere auxiliary, does not even have a flock properly his own (the proper care of the flock of his diocese belongs to the ordinary, “Bp.” Tomash Peta), Schneider has become a sort of de facto pastor of countless semi-traditionalists in the Vatican II Church who have adopted him, as it were, as their own shepherd of choice, opting to go by his counsel and guidance rather than that of their own diocesan “bishops”, not to mention that of their own “Pope”. This is a “private judgment” of the more covert kind because it hides under the appearance of “following a Catholic bishop” when in actual fact one is merely following one’s own preferences because it is on account of those preferences that Schneider was chosen “to be followed” in the first place, in lieu of the bishop actually assigned as one’s proper shepherd in the diocese in which one resides.
Leaving subjective intentions aside, Schneider holds a rather unique theological position, one that firmly opposes Francis on a number of points but also tries to reconcile the Vatican II religion with traditional Roman Catholicism. Since that’s an impossibility, the Kazakh auxiliary sometimes dishes out absurd ideas or conclusions:
- Athanasius Schneider on French TV: “Schism already exists in the Church” (2016)
- No Saint Athanasius: “Bishop” Schneider continues to spread Errors about the Papacy (2020)
- A Refutation of Athanasius Schneider on the Heretical Pope Question (2019)
- Response to Athanasius Schneider’s Claims against Pope Liberius (2016)
- Comedy Hour with Athanasius Schneider: Kazakh Auxiliary torpedoes Traditional Doctrine on the Papacy to bail out Francis (2020)
- Francis lies to “Bishop” Schneider, tells him he meant God wills Diversity of Religions merely Permissively (2019)
It will be interesting to see, therefore, what transpires between Schneider and Francis when “His Holiness” visits the Central Asian nation.
In 2001, by the way, “Pope” John Paul II paid a visit to Astana and declared:
…precisely here in this Land of encounter and dialogue, and before this distinguished audience, I wish to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s respect for Islam, for authentic Islam: the Islam that prays, that is concerned for those in need. Recalling the errors of the past, including the most recent past, all believers ought to unite their efforts to ensure that God is never made the hostage of human ambitions. Hatred, fanaticism and terrorism profane the name of God and disfigure the true image of man.
(Antipope John Paul II, Address at Meeting with Representatives of World of Culture, Sep. 24, 2001)
How ironic that it is precisely such interreligious undertakings as those of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana that make God the hostage of human ambitions.
It’s too bad they chose a pyramid for their building. A replica of the Tower of Babel would have been a better fit.
Image source: composite with elements from Shutterstock (Boris Stroujko and giulio napolitano)