Heretico-schismatic worship permitted in Basilica of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls…

Vatican again permits Oriental Orthodox Mass
in historic Catholic Basilica in Rome

[Please note: An earlier version of this blog used the label “Eastern Orthodox” rather than “Oriental Orthodox”. Apparently there is a significant difference between the two; however, since both are heretical and schismatical sects, the difference is irrelevant to the point of this post.]

Under the apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), it is apparently becoming a common practice now to allow heretics and schismatics to use ancient Catholic basilicas in Rome for their Masses and other liturgical services.

Just this past Friday, the Vatican had published the following official notification:

Visit of His Holiness
Baselios Marhoma Mathews III

Catholicos of the Syro-Malankar Orthodox Church

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, will visit Pope Francis on 11 September 2023.

This will be the first official meeting in the Vatican of the Catholicos, elected in 2021, on the 10th anniversary of the visit of his predecessor, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, as well as the 40th anniversary of the first visit to Rome of a Catholicos of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church. After the private meeting with the Holy Father, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III will visit the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.

On Sunday 10 September, the Catholicos will celebrate a Eucharistic liturgy at the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls for the faithful of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox community living in Rome.

(Source: “Holy See Communiqué”, Bollettino, Sep. 8, 2023; bold print given.)

Don’t let the term ‘Catholicos’ throw you off — that is simply the official title Baselios Marthoma Mathews III holds in his Orthodox sect. It has nothing to do with being a Catholic.

The announcement of Mathews’ visit was also happily reported by the Vatican’s in-house news service on Sep. 8:

As announced, so it happened. The official Facebook page of the Malankara Orthodox Church shared sundry photos of the non-Catholic Mass offered Sep. 10, 2023, in the ancient Roman Catholic basilica. Here are some cropped samples:

This is by no means the first time that something like this has been allowed to happen. Recall what else has been permitted to take place under ‘Pope’ Francis so far:

So, for ‘Pope’ Francis, non-Catholic worship in Catholic churches is perfectly fine, or at least not a big deal. Meanwhile, he is bending over backwards to restrict and phase out the traditional Roman Catholic Latin Mass, which is not even allowed in parish churches anymore.

What will at first seem like a blatant contradiction, is actually quite consistent upon further inspection: It is only Roman Catholicism the apostate antipope will not tolerate, anything else is fine. Even paganism is acceptable to him, unless he can use it as an epithet for traditional Catholicism, slandering it as “paganism of thought”. We call him ‘Chief Talking Bull’ for a reason.

Tomorrow, Baselios Marthoma Mathews III will meet with Francis, and no doubt that will generate some additional news, but probably just more of the same — the usual ecumenical slogans, lies about how Catholics and heretics are part of the same Mystical Body of Christ, something about ‘ecumenical martyrs’, etc.

Keep all this in mind for next time some Novus Ordo apologist tells you not to attend a sedevacantist Mass because it’s “schismatic.”

Title image source: Wikimedia Commons (Philipp.ninan!; cropped)
License: CC BY-SA 4.0

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