By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI’s November 24, 2011 Message to “the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch” Bartholomew I for the Feast of St. Andrew:
“To His Holiness
Archbishop of Constantinople
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing’ (Romans 15:13). In the communion of the faith that we have received from the Apostles and in the brotherly charity that binds us, I wholeheartedly join in the solemn celebration at which you are presiding, Your Holiness, on the Feast of the Apostle and Martyr, St Andrew, the brother of Peter and the holy protector of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to wish Your Holiness, the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and all the faithful an abundance of heavenly gifts and divine Blessings. My prayers, like those of all Catholic brothers and sisters, accompany yours in order to invoke God our Father, who loves his Church and built her on the foundations of the Apostles, for peace throughout the world, the prosperity of the Church… I treasure in my heart the still very vivid memory of our last meeting when we went together as pilgrims of peace to the town of Assisi, to reflect on the profound relationship that combines the sincere quest for God and the truth, and that of peace and justice in the world. I thank the Lord who has permitted me to strengthen with you, Your Holiness, the ties of sincere friendship and authentic brotherhood that bind us, and to bear witness to the whole world the broad vision that we share, with regard to the responsibilities to which we are called as Christians and Pastors of the flock that God has entrusted to us… In the face of such an urgent task, it is our duty to offer to humanity in its entirety the image of people who have acquired maturity in faith who can join forces despite human tensions, thanks to their common search for the truth, in the awareness that the future of evangelization depends on the witness of unity borne by the Church… It is a very great comfort to me to note likewise, that Your Holiness, since you were called to the ministry as Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, 20 years ago, has always had at heart the matter of the witness borne by the Church and of her holiness in today’s world… With these sentiments of faith, hope and charity, I repeat to you, Your Holiness, my most fervent good wishes and exchange with you a fraternal greeting in Christ Our Lord.”
Here we see Benedict XVI’s message to the schismatic “Orthodox” patriarch Bartholomew I. He repeatedly calls the leader of this non-Catholic church “His Holiness.” He states that St. Andrew, a Catholic and a saint of the Catholic Church, gives heavenly protection to the schismatic church. Benedict XVI states that he and the schismatic leader bear witness to the whole world as leaders of the true Church. Benedict XVI then declares the schismatic a “Pastor of the flock God has entrusted to us.” This is to say that the schismatic is a true pastor of the one true church and that God put him in that position! Benedict XVI says that the schismatic was called by God to lead a schismatic church 20 years ago: “you were called to the ministry as Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch.” Once again, Benedict XVI provides proof for those who seek the truth on this issue that he is nothing more than a schismatic antipope.
Benedict XVI’s December 16, 2011 Address to Delegation of “religious” and civil authorities of Ukraine. This delegation included members of the country’s “orthodox” church lead by “Archbishop” Phillip of Poltava and Myrhorod: “I address a special thought to the distinguished representatives of the Orthodox Church, with the Archbishop of Poltava and Myrhorod, expressing my sincere appreciation of their meaningful presence.” 
Once again, when speaking about another schismatic “orthodox” bishop, he declares the schismatic bishop to be an “archbishop.” To declare someone an archbishop means you believe he is a jurisdictional bishop of the one true church.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 7, 2011, p. 5.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 21, 2011, p. 19.
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