Calls heresies “different historical expressions of the Christian faith”…

Francis Sends Message to Ecumenical Forum, Praises ‘Beautiful Mosaic of Contemporary Christianity’

Today the Vatican released a message from ‘His Holiness’ (Jorge Bergoglio, aka ‘Pope Francis’) for the Fourth Global Christian Forum, which is currently underway in Accra, Ghana.

It is an ecumenical conference aimed at providing “a ‘space’ where participants all meet on an equal basis, to foster mutual respect, and to explore and address together common concerns” (source). Its sponsor is the so-called Global Christian Forum, an organization that “aims to create a place, independent of existing structures, for the growing unity of the global church [sic]” (source).

As reported by Vatican News, the ‘papal’ message was read out loud by ‘Archbishop’ Flavio Pace, secretary of the so-called Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity. The complete text of the greeting is quite short, so we will quote it in full:

I extend my heartfelt greetings to all present at the Fourth World Gathering of the Global Christian Forum.

Your assembly has participants from all over the world, which reflects a beautiful mosaic of contemporary christianity with its rich diversity while still founded on our shared identity as followers of Jesus Christ.

This year’s theme, “that the world may know” (John 17:23b) calls on christians to embody the unity and love of the Triune God in their personal and ecclesial lives so that they bear witness to a world scarred by division and rivalry.

Unity is an indispensable element for embracing the vision of the Kingdom of God. As such, there is an intrinsic bond between ecumenism and christian mission. Throughout its history, the Global Christian Forum has contributed significantly to the promotion of this bond by providing a space in which members, especially those from different historical expressions of the christian faith, grow in mutual respect and fraternity by encountering one another in Christ.

May this gathering, on the forum’s silver anniversary, deepen your faith and revitalize your fraternal love as you pray together, exchange your personal stories and address the challenges facing the global christian community.

To all of you, I invoke the blessings of Almighty God, and pray that the gathering will advance the visible unity among all christians.

(Source; underlining added.)

In these few lines, ‘Pope’ Francis once again reveals just how incompatible Vatican II ecumenism is with the Roman Catholicism as it was known from the beginning until the 1960s. Let’s explain.

First of all, Bergoglio’s message refers to the motley assembly of heretics and Catholics (well, Novus Ordos really) as “a beautiful mosaic of contemporary christianity with its rich diversity” — as if a diversity of doctrines and refusal of submission to the authority established by God were a good thing. Certainly St. Timothy didn’t think so: “We are expressly told by inspiration that, in later days, there will be some who abandon the faith, listening to false inspirations, and doctrines taught by the devils. They will be deceived by the pretensions of impostors, whose conscience is hardened as if by a searing-iron” (1 Tim 4:1-2; Knox translation); “He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me” (Lk 10:16).

Although Francis makes reference to participants coming from all over the world — a diversity that would be perfectly fine to accept and promote, since Christ is the Redeemer of all men and races and the Church is universal — that is by no means the only diversity or mosaic he has in mind. After all, he speaks to members of many different sects, and he speaks to them of a “contemporary Christianity” (what is that, anyway?) and claims they all have a shared religious identity.

Moreover, Bergoglio lies to the people he’s addressing, claiming they are all “followers of Jesus Christ”. As we read even in the New Testament itself, “The man who goes back, who is not true to Christ’s teaching, loses hold of God…” (2 John 9; Knox). While it may very well be the case that each of the participants at the ecumenical conference intends to be a genuine follower of Christ, only Catholics actually are, because only they belong to Christ’s flock: “My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me” (Jn 10:27).

That is precisely why the only kind of religious unity a Catholic can seek and promote is that of conversion to the Roman Catholic Faith. That is the authentic teaching of the Roman Catholic magisterium, and it was once beautifully laid out and explained by the immortal Cardinal Samuel Stritch (1887-1958) of Chicago. Thus there can be no “intrinsic bond between ecumenism and christian mission”, as the false pope claims there is, for there is no Christian mission apart from that Christ gave to His Apostles and their successors, that is, to the Catholic Church: “And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned” (Mk 16:15-16).

Next, Francis has the gall to refer to the heresies that have sprung up during the last 2000 years as “different historical expressions of the christian faith” — an outrageous blasphemy of unspeakable proportions! In 1849, Pope Pius IX denounced those who “in their deceit … repeatedly declare” that Protestantism is just “another form of the same true religion of Christ, thereby just as pleasing to God” (Encyclical Nostis et Nobiscum, n. 6), and he condemned this error also in his famous Syllabus of Errors (n. 18). Francis’ words and actions confirm he embraces this condemned error, even though there will be the one or other rare occasion on which he says the opposite, to keep his conservative apologists in the game. We’ve seen this game played for over eleven years now!

Bergoglio’s wish, expressed to all the participants from countless ‘Christian denominations’, that this gathering may “deepen your faith”, is also inadmissible, since heretics have no Faith that could be deepened. That is because heresy — formal heresy only, but this must be presumed in the external forum — destroys the virtue of Faith entirely: “Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected” (Pope Benedict XV, Encyclical Ad Beatissimi, n. 24).

Lastly, the fake pope’s prayer that “the gathering will advance the visible unity among all christians” is also blasphemous, as the Catholic Church teaches dogmatically that visible unity is possible only in the Roman Catholic Church: “They, therefore, walk in the path of dangerous error who believe that they can accept Christ as the Head of the Church, while not adhering loyally to His Vicar on earth. They have taken away the visible head, broken the visible bonds of unity and left the Mystical Body of the Redeemer so obscured and so maimed, that those who are seeking the haven of eternal salvation can neither see it nor find it” (Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Mystici Corporis, n. 41).

There is no need here to refute once again the countless errors and sophisms associated with the ecumenical movement. We have done it many times in the past and will simply ask readers to peruse the following articles:

Under Bergoglio, the heresy of Religious Indifferentism (specifically, Latitudinarianism) has given way to an even greater heresy: that not only does it not matter what religion or ‘Christian denomination’ one adheres to, but God is actually pleased with all of them and has in fact willed this very religious diversity as an expression of His infinite wisdom and goodness! How much more blasphemous can it get?!

In the past eleven years, Francis has shown the world again and again that that is precisely what he believes. Even the image of a mosaic he has used before, precisely in reference to different religions making up one integral work of ‘art’ in which each piece is not only beautiful and desirable but even necessary:

Your land, a bridge between East and West and a meeting-point for numerous cultural currents, embodies many of the distinctive marks of this region. With the elegant testimonies of its Byzantine and Ottoman past, its lofty mountain fortresses and the splendid iconostases of its ancient churches, which speak of a Christian presence dating back to apostolic times, North Macedonia reflects all the depth and richness of its millennial culture. But allow me to say that these great cultural treasures are themselves only a reflection of your more precious patrimony: the multiethnic and multi-religious countenance of your people, the legacy of a rich and, indeed, complex history of relationships forged over the course of centuries.

Here, in fact, the different religious identities of Orthodox, Catholics, other Christians, Muslims and Jews, and the ethnic differences between Macedonians, Albanians, Serbs, Croats, and persons of other backgrounds, have created a mosaic in which every piece is essential for the uniqueness and beauty of the whole.

(Antipope Francis, Address at Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society, and the Diplomatic Corps,, May 7, 2019; underlining added.)

There is absolutely no doubt: ‘Pope’ Bergoglio believes and teaches that differences between religions are a positive good, not merely an evil to be tolerated but desirable in themselves as they manifest a beauty and richness willed by God. This is beyond heresy — it is apostasy!

We have written extensively about this and related errors in the past. Here is a small selection:

The apostasy of the Vatican II Church is undeniable!

Image source: composite with elements from Global Christian Forum and Wikimedia Commons (Presidencia de la República Mexicana; cropped and background removed)
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