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‘Herald the Dance of Balance and Harmony’: Francis Signs Crazy Interreligious Climate Action Statement
Years ago, German journalist Alexander Kissler publicly referred to ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) as a “U.N. Secretary General with a pectoral cross” (source). He wasn’t wrong, of course, but we suspect even the U.N. Secretary General would choose a better-looking cross than the one Francis wears.
One may extend Kissler’s metaphor and say that at this point, the Vatican II Church is basically the United Nations at prayer. Indeed, the Jesuit squatter at the Vatican guest house has just confirmed it once more as he signed a new interfaith statement on climate change for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP28’, which is currently underway in Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until Dec. 12.
The so-called Catholic News Agency reports:
Pope Francis has added his signature to an “interfaith statement” meant to call attention to what the Holy Father and other advocates say is the ongoing crisis of climate change threatening much of the world.
The Holy Father signed the Abu Dhabi Interfaith Statement for COP28 on Dec. 3 as part of the United Nations climate summit in Dubai. The pope was meant to be present at the event but a respiratory illness forced him to remain in Rome rather than travel to the United Arab Emirates.
(Daniel Payne, “Pope Francis signs interfaith climate statement as part of COP28 summit in Dubai”, Catholic News Agency, Dec. 4, 2023)
The interreligious declaration was signed by Francis at his residence in the Vatican, as can be seen at the 15:37 min mark in this video.
The document’s title properly reflects the gobbledygook contained in it:
- “Confluence of Conscience: Uniting for Planetary Resurgence – Abu Dhabi Interfaith Statement for COP28” (Oikoumene)
The statement is roughly three-and-a-half pages long. That it was signed in Abu Dhabi is no coincidence. That is the city in which the apostate Document on Human Fraternity was signed by ‘Pope’ Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb in 2019, and in which an egalitarian-indifferentist ‘Abrahamic Family House’ has been built that unites a church, a synagogue, and a mosque on the same foundation. The complex is meant to represent the three supposed ‘Abrahamic religions’, as if God’s promise to Abraham would be fulfilled in several different religions that contradict one another.
Let’s take a closer look at the Interfaith Climate Statement, step by step (all underlining added).
First, the document’s Introduction speaks of the famous 1.5ºC temperature rise limit the powers that be have decided to be the maximum acceptable before the climate apocalypse strikes. Never mind that none of these people, whether individually or collectively, are capable of even so much as predicting the precise temperature at a given moment in time in any given city even a few weeks into the future; yet they think they can, not just predict or measure but determine, what the average temperature of the entire globe will be in a few decades.
Next, the statement’s Preamble speaks of some U.N. declaration recognizing the supposed “intrinsic rights of ecosystems, encompassing water, oceans, and seas, to exist, thrive, and rejuvenate.” It also speaks of “harnessing resources for the well-being of all sentient beings, today and in the future.” That would include cockroaches, locusts, and snakes — just saying.
Points that are particularly striking in the Preamble include these:
- We acknowledge our profound interconnectedness with one another and with the intricate web of life that envelops us. Recognizing our limits, we humbly pledge to address these multifaceted crises through the prism of values, ethics, and spirituality.
- We stand united in acknowledging the profound convergence of the wisdom across the world’s diverse faith, religious, cultural, and Indigenous traditions, each echoing with the resonant chords of our collective vision and mission.
- We recognize the Sacredness and Sanctity of Life and Nature, honoring the inherent value of all living beings and the landscapes they inhabit on Mother Earth.
The “sanctity of nature”! Who knew that nature (our “mother”!) is sacred? Ah, the Hindus do! At least they think they know it. And regarding the “inherent value of all living beings”, be careful now if you want to throw out some potted plants or replace the bushes in your backyard, that could be a violation of the “sacredness” of nature! Oh, and forget about that bouquet of flowers for your wife!
All of the above is merely part of the Preamble, mind you.
Next comes the Call to Action, in which the undersigned “declare our steadfast commitment and call upon Heads of States, Governments, non-state actors, and decision makers to act on the following principles.”
These principles of course include “a rapid, just transition away from fossil fuels, embracing clean energy sources that nurture the Earth and safeguard its inhabitants unconditionally.” Now if only someone could invent a truly clean energy source.
Furthermore, the signatories also want “policy makers to ensure inclusivity in Climate Transition: As we collaborate for a sustainable future, no one must be left behind. The needs of all people, especially including children, vulnerable communities facing disaster and conflict, young people, women and Indigenous Peoples, as well as animals and nature, must be at the center of our endeavors.”
The next section is entitled Our Commitment. The undersigned — remember, ‘Pope’ Francis is among them! — “acknowledge our collective duty” to do the following profoundly meaningful things:
- Honor the threads of Interconnectedness and Interdependence that weave us into the intricate fabric of life, reminding us of our shared destiny.
- Herald the dance of Balance and Harmony, seeking equilibrium within us and with the natural world that cradles us.
- Encourage a paradigm shift in our relationship with Earth and all its inhabitants, fostering a profound sense of reverence and responsibility.
- Champion the development of a faith-based ecological narrative, continuous learning, and the integration of ecological teachings and values within educational, religious, and cultural institutions, nurturing a holistic understanding of our interconnectedness.
- Actively participate in public discourse on environmental matters, guiding our congregations and institutions to foster resilient and just communities.
- Lead the pursuit and reimagining of sustainable lower carbon lifestyles and social progress rooted in harmony with the Earth and respect for its resources.
- We embrace Frugality, Resource Efficiency and spiritual and wisdom-oriented Lifestyles, forging pathways of minimal waste and mindful living which fosters giving back to Mother Earth what we take from it.
- Change our consumption patterns, ensuring that we are mindful that our purchases and services reflect our ethical commitment to accelerate the energy transition and achieve net zero by 2050, as called for in the Paris Agreement.
- Align financial investments with ethical standards, embracing responsible and inclusive financing that supports a thriving planet and its inhabitants.
- We commit ourselves to be attentive, intelligent, and responsible knowing that we must be the first to strive for development and justice.
- Support the Faith Pavilion at COP28, the first of its kind, and continue to convene in future COPs to commission a message of hope and action at COPs.
- We will work together with communities, governments, individuals, families, corporations and the whole of society to deliver on our commitments and inspire others to do so.
- We pledge ourselves to Justice, cause no Harm, and Peace with all Sentient Beings including Nature, fostering a harmonious coexistence that enriches both humanity and the planet.
- We raise our voices for Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation.
- We extend our hands in Doing Good, Charity, and Returning to Nature, nurturing the cycle of benevolence and transformation that sustains all existence.
- We champion Equality, dismantling human-made barriers to ensure inclusivity, equal participation, and empowerment for all.
- We uphold the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, defending the ancestral wisdom that is entwined with the Earth’s well-being.
- Multifaceted global challenges can only be tackled if we worked together, people of all faith communities, supporting an effective multilateralism to tackle the triple planetary crisis.
With that many environmental duties and calls to action, who has time for the Gospel? Certainly not ‘Pope’ Francis! He has just pledged himself to “peace with all sentient beings”, and that will take some effort. (By the way, does anyone know if ‘Cardinal’ Burke is a sentient being for Francis?)
In a brief conclusion entitled Hope for Current and Future Generations, the document says the signatories are “people of hope and faith” who “unite in Divine Wisdom bestowed on us….” It’s amazing how, with all that “hope and faith”, the “Divine Wisdom” they have supposedly received, doesn’t also unite them in the same religion, but that’s not our topic now.
It would be interesting to know how many of these climate characters jetted to COP28 on private airplanes, by the way. But hey, when it comes to saving the planet, you just can’t hold back!
Two-thousand years ago, St. Paul the Apostle warned of those “who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” (Rom 1:25).
Instead, consider these:
- Three ‘Cardinals’ Attend Syncretistic Pagan Worship Ceremony in Panama
- Give to Gaia what is Gaia’s? Vatican issues ‘Mother Earth’ Coins
- Getting in Touch with ‘Mother Earth’ at Vatican Christmas Concert
- Sacrilege: ‘Climate Crucifix’ in Salford Cathedral
- Mother Earth in Church: ‘Gaia’ Exhibition defiles Catholic Cathedral in Ireland
- ‘O Beautiful Gaia’: Televised Novus Ordo Mass ends with Hymn to Pagan Earth Goddess
- ‘Cardinal’ Ravasi Worships Earth Goddess
- Hindu Eco-Activist: Francis’ Laudato Si Encyclical reads like Sacred Text of Hinduism
- Vatican publishes Book on ‘Our Mother Earth’
Earth worship by any other name is still earth worship…
Here is what he said:
In this message, whose transcript the Vatican has released here, Francis claims that what the world needs right now is “alliances that are not against someone, but in favour of everyone”. In a barely noticeable subordinate clause, he briefly disavows any mixing of religions: “It is important that religions, without falling into the trap of syncretism, set a good example by working together: not for their own interests or those of one party, but for the interests of our world. Among these, the most important nowadays are peace and the climate” (underlining added).
This is the famous “orthodox footnote” that Novus Ordo apologists like Trent Horn, Jimmy Akin, and Dave Armstrong will zero in on when someone accuses Francis of syncretism, while in the meantime he does everything to muddy the waters between religions. It may not be genuine syncretism he promotes, but nevertheless errors that are quite similar and no less deadly: egalitarianism and indifferentism, not necessarily stating but always giving the impression that all religions are equal, or equally good, or at least good enough, so that it doesn’t really matter what one believes, as long as one does so sincerely. But salvation does not come by sincerity in sin and darkness, it comes only by the light, grace, and truth of Jesus Christ (see Jn 1:17; 3:3-5; 14:6; Acts 4:12).
We see Francis’ interreligious modus operandi in this very video message, where he speaks of God as “the Most High”, lest he offend someone who does not believe in Jesus Christ, or in the Trinity, or in a personal God. This lowest-common-denominatorism is what recently made a Francis-appointed ‘Catholic bishop’ in Argentina give a blessing “in the Name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit”, deliberately omitting “and of the Son”, to an interreligious audience.
To add insult to injury, less than two months ago, the false pope complained about those who “talk about their vision of humanity … but they do not know how to talk about Jesus.” What do you know!
In the greeting Francis had prepared for the inauguration of the ‘Faith Pavilion’ — the address he was going to give in person in Dubai — the false pope expresses various egregious errors. Here are some:
I would like to thank Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, who has assured me of his closeness, the Muslim Council of Elders, whom I met a year ago, the United Nations Environment Programme, and all the partners who organized and supported this Faith Pavilion. It is the first of its kind at the heart of a COP, and it shows that all authentic religious beliefs are a source of encounter and action.
(Antipope Francis, Greeting at Inauguration of ‘Faith Pavilion’ at Expo City Dubai, Vatican.va, Dec. 3, 2023; italics given.)
For Francis, there is such a thing as “authentic religion” divorced from any consideration of its origin — whether the religion is of God, and therefore true (cf. Jn 7:16-17; Acts 5:38-39) or of man, and therefore false and ultimately of the devil. For Bergoglio, “the true religions are the development of the capacity that humanity has to transcend itself towards the absolute” (source). Got it?! That’s what we call Modernism!
Francis has his own criteria for judging religious beliefs to be ‘authentic’: They must lead to ‘encounter’ and ‘action’. But why should a religious belief not be authentic simply because it does not lead to encounter or action? Francis does not say; he simply asserts it. He probably just made it up, but that’s not even the point. The point is that these criteria he gives are not Catholic criteria. If they were, he would have gladly quoted a source for them, no doubt.
The truth is, of course, that a religious belief is authentic if the true God has revealed it, or perhaps if it follows necessarily from what God has revealed. Encounter or action have nothing to do with it — these are Bergoglian criteria, not Catholic ones.
The fake pope continues:
Above all, encounter. It is important to see ourselves, beyond our differences, as brothers and sisters in the one human family, and, as believers, to remind ourselves and the world that, as sojourners on this earth, we have a duty to protect our common home. Religions, as voices of conscience for humanity, remind us that we are finite creatures, possessed of a need for the infinite.
A Freemason could not have said it better. Or perhaps it was said by a Freemason? Regardless, the fact is that the people Francis refers to as “believers” are not that. Only Catholics are believers, for only Catholics believe what God has revealed because He, who can neither deceive nor be deceived, has revealed it.
Secondly, religions are not “voices of conscience for humanity” — only the true religion is. This is rather elementary: Since all religions differ with one another about what is right and wrong, how could they all be humanity’s conscience? In other words, which religion’s moral code should prevail over the others’ when there is a conflict? Or in still other words, as an example: How many wives is a man allowed to have, oh conscientious ‘Pope’ Francis? Islam, Mormonism, and Catholicism will answer that question differently.
Continuing with the Bergoglian wisdom:
For we are indeed mortal, we have our limits, and protecting life also entails opposing the rapacious illusion of omnipotence that is devastating our planet. That insatiable desire for power wells up whenever we consider ourselves lords of the world, whenever we live as though God did not exist and, as a result, end up prey to passing things.
Who considers himself lord of the world if not someone who presumes to make all religions equally the “voices of conscience for humanity” and claiming that they are all “authentic”, insofar as their beliefs generate encounter and action?
And who is “prey to passing things” if not he who gives up eternal truths for the sake of the capricious weather? This planet and its climate, are they not also passing things? “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away” (Mk 13:31); “And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever” (1 Jn 2:17).
Instead of wishing the ‘Faith Pavilion’ to go away, lest people get the impression that earthly cares are more important than supernatural truth, or lest people think all religions are equally good and praiseworthy, Francis expresses the following desire:
May this Pavilion, for its part, become a place of encounter and may religions always be “welcoming spaces” that witness to our need for the transcendent, speak of fraternity, respect and mutual care, and refuse to justify in any way the mistreatment of creation (cf. Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, Abu Dhabi, 4 February 2019).
Religions as “witness to our need for the transcendent”! Where have we heard something like this before? Pope St. Pius X said of the Modernists that “everything in their system is explained by inner impulses or necessities” (Encyclical Pascendi, n. 21).
As for “welcoming spaces”, the last thing a Catholic would want is for a false religion to provide a welcoming space for people. The most welcoming of all spaces, by the way, is hell. All are welcome there! The way that leads thereto is comfortable, easy, and broad. Its gate is wide: “Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat” (Mt 7:13).
Speaking of false religions, the ‘Pope’ says that (all) religions “are called to teach contemplation, since creation is not only an ecosystem to preserve, but also a gift to embrace.” Newsflash for the Jesuit from Buenos Aires: False religions are not “called” to do anything except go away. But next time, perhaps Francis could drop the convenient passive voice and tell us straight just who is calling false religions to teach contemplation.
It is beyond obvious that Francis has a completely false, completely non-Catholic view of religion even in general. His is an anti-Catholic, Modernist view, one that treats organized religion as simply the product of man’s subconscious need for the divine. To speak about a religion as alone being objectively true and willed by God, with all others being false, makes no sense to such a man. That is why Bergoglio can claim that God wills there to be different religions as an expression of His wisdom, that religious differences are necessary, that they “enrich” humanity, and that being a Catholic, a Christian, is not about adhering to a doctrine.
Thus far our analysis of the Interreligious Climate Statement.
Before finishing, we want to point out that the so-called Laudato Si’ Movement (formerly known as the Global Catholic Climate Movement) is also present at COP28. Vatican News happily reports:
In Dubai to bring the voice of the Laudato Sì Movement to the COP28 Summit taking place from 30 November to 12 December, Lindlyn Moma told Vatican Radio that the call for ecological conversion, full sustainability and prophetic advocacy are the crucial issues with which her organization will be contributing to the talks.
(Linda Bordoni, “Laudato Sì Movement’s call to action at COP28”, Vatican News, Dec. 2, 2023; bold print removed.)
Impressive, especially that “prophetic advocacy” thing.
As a quick reminder of just how “prophetic” these people are, we recall that a few months ago, one of the Laudato Si’ Movement‘s co-founders, a certain Patrick Carolan, outrageously declared in a video livestream that “Jesus didn’t come to die on the Cross to save us from our sins. …[T]he purpose of the Incarnation would be to create heaven here — not to go to heaven, but to create heaven here. So what we all should be working together on is creating heaven here”!
Now there is a prophet if there ever was one — a false prophet, precisely as predicted by our Lord: “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many” (Mt 24:11). St. Peter must have had such dangerous charlatans in mind when he wrote: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Pet 2:1).
Carolan’s heretical blasphemy is very much in line with ‘Pope’ Francis’ agenda for the world at large, though: His concern is not the spiritual conversion of the world to Christ (cf. Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16; Eph 1:10) — the salvation of souls is not really something he cares about — but the ecological conversion of the world to the quasi-worship of ‘Mother Earth’, and the conversion of all the religions to fraternity, dialogue, and peace. There is no room for Our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ in the Bergoglian worldview, except to hijack Him as an advertising mascot for the promotion of precisely this godless, blasphemous agenda.
The following satirical cartoon, made years ago, illustrates how ‘Pope’ Francis has commandeered Catholicism to serve the interests of secular globalism, especially through the narrative of the impending climate catastrophe:
If Francis preached the real Gospel instead of a sorry counterfeit thereof, he would stop obsessing about ‘Mother Earth’, sustainable development, and climate action:
For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
“Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God”! What beautiful, consoling words from our holy Redeemer!
Regarding the end of our planet, Pope St. Peter has some words for all of us to ponder: “But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it, shall be burnt up” (2 Pet 3:10).
Talk about global warming!
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