By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI’s January 17, 2010 Discourse during his visit to the “Great Synagogue” of Rome: “’How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live in unity.’ Dear Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Rome, President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, President of the Jewish Community of Rome, Rabbis… I come among you to express to you the esteem and the affection which the Bishop and the Church of Rome, as well as the entire Catholic Church, have towards this Community and all Jewish communities around the world… Furthermore, the Church has not failed to deplore the failings of her sons and daughters, begging forgiveness for all that could in any way have contributed to the scourge of anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism… As I noted during my visit of 28 May 2006 to the Auschwitz Concentration camp, which is still profoundly impressed upon my memory, ‘the rulers of the Third Reich wanted to crush the entire Jewish people’, and essentially, ‘by wiping out this people, they intended to kill the God who called Abraham, who spoke on Sinai and laid down principles to serve as a guide for mankind… The memory of these events compels us to strengthen the bonds that unite us so that our mutual understanding, respect and acceptance may always increase… ‘The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God’s revelation in the Old Covenant.’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church #839)… Many lessons may be learnt from our common heritage derived from the Law and the Prophets. I would like to recall some of them: first of all, the solidarity which binds the Church to the Jewish people ‘at the level of their spiritual identity’, which offers Christians the opportunity to promote ‘a renewed respect for the Jewish interpretation of the Old Testament.’(cf. Pontifical Biblical Commission, The Jewish people and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible, 2001, pp.12 and 55)… Jews and Christians are called to announce and to bear witness to the coming Kingdom of the Most High, for which we pray and work in hope each day. On this path we can walk together, aware of the differences that exist between us, but also aware of the fact that when we succeed in uniting our hearts and hands in response to the Lord’s call, his light comes closer and shines on all the peoples of the world… Christians and Jews share to a great extent a common spiritual patrimony, they pray to the same Lord, they have the same roots, and yet they often remain unknown to each other. It is our duty, in response to God’s call, to strive to keep open the space for dialogue, for reciprocal respect, for growth in friendship, for a common witness in the face of the challenges of our time, which invite us to cooperate for the good of humanity in this world created by God, the Omnipotent and Merciful… I give thanks and praise to God once again for this encounter, asking him to strengthen our fraternal bonds and to deepen our mutual understanding.” 
Benedict XVI starts his amazingly heretical discourse by stating that the entire Catholic Church esteems all the communities throughout the world that embrace Judaism! This means he esteems the fact that people reject the Savior of the world. He also states that he respects and accepts the Jews’ denial of Jesus. Therefore, he respects the fact that they don’t believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah and God Almighty. He then begs for forgiveness from the Jews for anyone in history that has opposed the false religion of Judaism!
Benedict then utters the outrageous heresy that the attempt to kill Jews is the same thing as killing God himself! Benedict XVI says that the Church is bound to the Jews, and that Christians should promote a “renewed respect for the Jewish interpretation of the Old Testament.” Here, Benedict XVI is speaking of the 2001 book, The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible. This book, which was put out by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, also includes the outrageous apostasy that “Jewish messianic expectation is not in vain.” The head of the Pontifical Biblical Commission at that time was none other than Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI. In fact, Ratzinger wrote the foreword to the book. Benedict XVI finishes his discourse of apostasy by stating that “Jews and Christians are called to announce and to bear witness to the coming Kingdom of the Most High,” and Christians and Jews “pray to the same Lord.” This discourse is nothing other than a clear expression of apostasy from the Catholic faith.
Benedict XVI’s January 22, 2010 Telegram to “His Holiness” Irinej, recently elected Patriarch of the Serbian “Orthodox” Church, succeeding Patriarch Pavle: “I was glad to learn of your election as Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church and I pray that the Lord may grant you abundant gifts of grace and wisdom for the fulfillment of your high responsibilities in the service of the Church and the people entrusted to you. You succeed Patriarch Pavle, our brother of happy memory, who was a Pastor both fervent and esteemed, and who bequeathed to you a spiritual inheritance that is rich and profound. As a great pastor and spiritual father, he effectively guided the Church and maintained its unity in the face of many challenges… I therefore pray that the Lord will grant Your Holiness the inner strength to consolidate the unity and spiritual growth of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as to build up the fraternal bonds with other Churches and ecclesial communities.” 
Benedict XVI is glad to hear that another schismatic has been elevated to a higher position in a schismatic “Church.” He then states that to be a schismatic patriarch is a high responsibility “in the service of the Church.” He goes on to say that the schismatic that he succeeded was a Pastor “of happy memory.” Benedict XVI states that the schismatic bequeathed to the succeeding schismatic “a spiritual inheritance that is rich and profound.”
He then states the outrageous heresy that the deceased schismatic leader was “a great pastor and spiritual father, he effectively guided the Church.” He finishes his heretical telegram by writing the following blasphemy: “I therefore pray the Lord will grant Your Holiness the inner strength to consolidate the unity and spiritual growth of the Serbian Orthodox Church.” Benedict XVI prays that the Lord grants the continued growth of a schismatic Church. Benedict XVI is a complete schismatic.
Benedict XVI’s January 7, 2010 Address to the new ambassador of Turkey to “the Holy See”: “My visit to Turkey also provided me with a welcome opportunity to greet members of the Muslim community. Indeed it was my first visit as Pope to a predominately Islamic country. I was glad to be able to express my esteem for Muslims and to reiterate the commitment of the Catholic Church to carry forward interreligious dialogue in a spirit of mutual respect and friendship, bearing joint witness to the firm faith in God that characterizes Christians and Muslims, and striving to know one another better so as to strengthen the bonds of affection between us.”
The apostate Benedict XVI states that he esteems Muslims. He also says that Muslims and Catholics bear joint witness to firm faith in God. This is total apostasy.
Benedict XVI’s January 11, 2010 Address to Diplomatic Corps: “Sadly, in certain countries, mainly in the West, one increasingly encounters in political and cultural circles, as well in the media, scarce respect and at times hostility, if not scorn, directed towards religion…”
Benedict XVI is sorry that all religions aren’t respected.
Benedict XVI’s January 18, 2010 Address to Ecumenical delegation from Finland which included Lutheran and “Orthodox” ministers: “Distinguished friends… You mentioned in your address the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, now ten years old, which is a concrete sign of brotherhood rediscovered between Lutherans and Catholics… It is my fervent prayer that the various Christian Churches and ecclesial communities which you represent may build on this sense of brotherhood as we persevere in our pilgrimage together. Upon you and all those in your pastoral care I am pleased to invoke the abundant blessings of Almighty God.”
Benedict XVI speaks of the “pastoral care” of the Lutheran and “Orthodox” ministers. This means that he believes that these non-Catholic ministers are pastors of the one true Church of Jesus Christ.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 20, 2010, pp. 6-7.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 27, 2010, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 13, 2010, p. 10.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 13, 2010, p. 9.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 20, 2010, p. 4.
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