By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
Read more of Benedict XVI’s Recent Heresies
Benedict XVI’s Message to “Catholic” Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, Romania, May 6, 2009: “I rejoiced to learn that the Roman Catholic Church in Romania, the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Romanian State have wished to commemorate together the 10th anniversary of the memorable Visit to Romania of the Servant of God John Paul II… I also impart a warm greeting and Blessing to the beloved Orthodox Patriarch and to all the members of that noble Church.” 
Benedict XVI imparts a warm “blessing to the beloved Orthodox Patriarch and to all the members of that noble Church.” Benedict XVI calls the leader of a schismatic non-Catholic Church “beloved,” and he calls the schismatic church “noble.” This is outrageous heresy and schism.
Benedict XVI’s Address to Rabbis and members of the Jewish community in Jerusalem, May 12, 2009: “Distinguished Rabbis, I reciprocate by expressing my own respect and esteem for you and your communities… Jews and Christians alike are concerned to ensure respectfor the sacredness of human life, the centrality of the family, a sound education for the young, and the freedom of religion and conscience for a healthy society… Today I have the opportunity to repeat that the Catholic Church is irrevocably committed to the path chosen at the Second Vatican Council for a genuine and lasting reconciliation between Christians and Jews. As the Declaration Nostra Aetate made clear, the Church continues to value the spiritual patrimony common to Christians and Jews and desires an ever deeper mutual understanding and respect through biblical and theological studies as well as fraternal dialogues. “
Benedict XVI states that he has nothing but esteem for rabbis and other Jews who reject Jesus Christ. This is heresy.
Benedict XVI’s Discourse to Leaders of different religions from Galilee, May 14, 2009: “Dear Friends, Grateful for the words of welcome offered by Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo and for your warm reception, I cordially greet the leaders of different communities present, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Druze and other religious peoples… Galilee, a land known for its religious and ethnic diversity, is home to a people who know well the efforts required to live in harmonious coexistence. Our different religious traditions have a powerful potential to promote a culture of peace, especially through teaching and preaching the deeper spiritual values of our common humanity. By molding the hearts of the young, we mold the future of humanity itself. Christians readily join Jews, Muslims, Druze, and people of other religions in wishing to safeguard children from fanaticism and violence while preparing them to be builders of a better world. My dear friends, I know that you accept cheerfully and with a greeting of peace the many pilgrims who flock to Galilee. I encourage you to continue exercising mutual respect as you work to ease tensions concerning places of worship, thus assuring a serene environment for prayer and reflection here and throughout Galilee. Representing different religious traditions, you share a desire to contribute to the betterment of society and thus testify to the religious and spiritual values that help sustain public life. I assure you that the Catholic Church is committed to join in this noble undertaking. In cooperation with men and women of good will, she will seek to ensure that the light of truth, peace and goodness continue to shine forth from Galilee and lead people across the globe to seek all that fosters the unity of the human family. God bless you all.” 
Benedict XVI states that various false religions have a powerful potential to do good, “especially through teaching and preaching the deeper spiritual values.” This is heresy. He encourages these false religions to mold the hearts of the young. He encourages them to “mold the future of humanity itself.”
The apostate Benedict XVI then goes on to state that Jews, Muslims, Druze, and people of other religions safeguard children while preparing them to be builders of a better world. Benedict XVI then encourages the different religions to have a mutual respect for one another. He also endorses these different religions by stating that their false temples of worship assure “a serene environment for prayer and reflection here and throughout Galilee.” He goes on to say that different religious traditions “testify to the religious and spiritual values that help sustain public life.” Benedict XVI adds that: “I assure you the Catholic Church is committed to join in this noble undertaking.” This is nothing but blatant apostasy.
Benedict XVI’s Discourse to President Shimon Peres at Presidential Palace in Jerusalem, May 11, 2009: “Religious leaders must therefore be mindful that any division or tension, any tendency to introversion or suspicion among believers or between our communities, can easily lead to a contradiction which obscures the Almighty’s oneness, betrays our unity, and contradicts the One who reveals himself as ‘abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.’ My friends, Jerusalem, which has long been a crossroads for peoples of many different origins, is a city which affords Jews, Christians and Muslims both the duty and the privilege to bear witness together to the peaceful coexistence long desired by worshippers of the one God; to lay bare the Almighty’s plan for the unity of the human family announced to Abraham.”
Benedict XVI states that any divisions among different religious leaders contradict God. This is total apostasy. This is equivalent to asserting that different beliefs about who God is make absolutely no difference. Benedict XVI then says that Jews and Muslims are worshippers of the one God, and that they lay bare the Almighty’s plan for the unity of the human family. This means that God desires that men follow different religions. This is pure religious indifferentism.
Benedict XVI’s Discourse at Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, May 11, 2009: “I will give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name… I will give them an everlasting name which shall not be cut off” (Is 56:5). This passage from the Book of the prophet Isaiah furnishes the two simple words which solemnly express the profound significance of this revered place: yad – “memorial”; shem – “name.” I have come to stand in silence before this monument, erected to honor the memory of the millions of Jews killed in the horrific tragedy of the Shoah. They lost their lives, but they will never lose their names… Most of all, their names are forever fixed in the memory of Almighty God. The Catholic Church, committed to the teachings of Jesus and intent on imitating his love for all people, feels deep compassion for the victims remembered here. Similarly, she draws close to all those who today are subjected to persecution on accountof race, color, condition of life or religion – their suffering are hers, and hers is their hope for justice… My dear friends, I am deeply grateful to God and to you for the opportunity to stand here in silence: a silence to remember, a silence to pray, a silence to hope.” 
Benedict XVI honors the memory of millions who died without believing in Jesus, the Catholic faith, and were not baptized. He clearly indicates that all of them are saved. He then says that the Catholic Church is close to anyone who is being persecuted on account of whatever kind of religious beliefs they have. This means that Benedict XVI is stating that the Church is close to Satanists, if they are being persecuted. Benedict XVI even goes further by saying that their suffering is the same thing as the Catholic Church suffering. This is apostasy.
Benedict XVI’s address at Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport, May 11, 2009: “It is right and fitting that, during my stay in Israel, I will have the opportunity to honor the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah, and to pray that humanity will never again witness a crime of such magnitude. Sadly, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head in many parts of the world. This is totally unacceptable. Every effort must be made to combat anti-Semitism wherever it is found, and to promote respect and esteem for the members of every people, tribe, language and nation across the globe. During my stay in Jerusalem, I will have the pleasure of meeting many of this country’s distinguished religious leaders. One thing that the three great monotheistic religions have in common is a special veneration for that Holy City.”
Benedict XVI states that every effort must be made to esteem everyone on the planet regardless of what they believe or do.
Benedict XVI’s Address outside the Jerusalem Mosque, May 12, 2009: “Dear Muslim Friends, Peace upon you! I cordially thank the Grand Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, together with the Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Mohammed Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, and the Head of the Awquaf Council, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, for the welcome they have extended to me on your behalf. I am deeply grateful for the invitation to visit this sacred place, and I willingly pay my respects to you and the leaders of the Islamic community in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock draws our hearts and minds to reflect upon the mystery of creation and the faith of Abraham. Here the paths of the world’s three great monotheistic religions meet, reminding us what they share in common. Each believes in One God, Creator and ruler of all. Each recognizes Abraham as a forefather, a man of faith upon whom God bestowed a special blessing. Each has gained a large following throughout the centuries and inspired a rich spiritual, intellectual and cultural patrimony… Since the teachings or religious traditions ultimately concern the reality of God, the meaning of life, and the common destiny of mankind – that is to say, all that is most sacred and dear to us – there may be a temptation to engage in such dialogue with reluctance or ambivalence about its possibilities for success… This places a grave responsibility upon us. Those who honor the One God believe that he will hold human beings accountable for their actions. 
Benedict XVI teaches the heresy that Islam and Judaism are great religions that have inspired a rich spiritual patrimony. This is utterly heretical.
Benedict XVI’s Address to Greek Orthodox Patriarch during ecumenical meeting, May 15, 2009: “Of particular joy for our Churches has been the participation of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, His Holiness Bartholomew I, at the recent Synod of Bishops in Rome dedicated to the theme: The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. The warm welcome he received and his moving intervention were sincere expressions of the deep spiritual joy that arises from the extent to which communion is already present between our Churches. Such ecumenical experience bears clear witness to the link between the unity of the Church and her mission… I pray that the aspirations of the Christians of Jerusalem will be understood as being concordant with the aspirations of all its inhabitants, whatever their religion: a life of religious freedom and peaceful coexistence… Your Beatitude, I thank you again for your kindness in inviting me here, together with the other guests. Upon each of you and the communities you represent, I invoke an abundance of God’s blessings of fortitude and wisdom! May you all be strengthened by the hope of Christ which does not disappoint!”
Benedict XVI encourages living a life of religious freedom, regardless of what religion you are; and he says that the Catholic Church is in communion with a schismatic sect.
Benedict XVI’s Address to the Armenian “Orthodox” Patriarch of Jerusalem, May 15, 2009: “Your Beatitude, I greet you with fraternal affection in the Lord, and I offer prayerful good wishes for your health and your ministry… I count it a great blessing to have met in this past year with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and with the Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I. Their visits to the Holy See, and the moments of prayer which we shared, have strengthened us in fellowship and confirmed our commitment to the sacred cause of promoting Christian unity. In a spirit of gratitude to the Lord, I wish also to express my appreciation of the unwavering commitment of the Armenian Apostolic Church to the continuing theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.” 
Benedict XVI calls the leader of the schismatic church “Your Beatitude.” Benedict XVI goes on to say that the schismatic leader Karekin II is “the Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians.” This is to clearly indicate that all Armenian people need to look to the schismatic leader as the lawful leader of the one true Church. This is another outrageous heresy.
Benedict XVI’s Address to journalists on flight back to Rome, May 15, 2009: “I have also had the opportunity to meet the leaders of the various Christian Churches and ecclesial communities as well as the leaders of other religions in the Holy Land. This land is indeed a fertile ground for ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, and I pray that the rich variety of religious witness in the region will bear fruit in a growing mutual understanding and respect… The ceremony at the Presidential Palace was followed by one of the most solemn moments of my stay in Israel – my visit to the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem, to pay my respects to the victims of the Shoah… That appalling chapter of history must never be forgotten or denied.” 
Benedict XVI thinks it’s a great thing to have a “rich variety of religious witness in the region.” He then says that there should be mutual respect among the different religions.
Benedict XVI’s Farewell Discourse at Tel Aviv International Airport, May 15, 2009: “There are three fundamental impressions: the first is that I found everywhere, in every context, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, a determined readiness for interreligious dialogue, for encounter and collaboration among the religions. And it is important that everyone see this not only as an action – let us say inspired by political motives in the given situation – but as a fruit of the very core of faith. Because believing in one God who has created us all, the Father of us all, believing that God is love and wants love to be the dominant force in the world, implies this encounter, this need for an encounter, for dialogue, for collaboration as a requirement of faith itself.” 
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