By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI’s August 4, 2012 Message to the Supreme “Priest” of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination:
“The Venerable KOJUN HANDA
256th Tendai Zasu
Supreme Priest of the Tendai
I am pleased to greet you and the religious leaders gathered for the 25th anniversary of the Religious Summit on Mount Hiei, in the spirit of the 1986 historic meeting in Assisi promoted by my predecessor Blessed John Paul II. The commitment to the cause of peace by religious leaders is of the greatest importance and I am happy to learn that, thanks to your efforts, the Summit on Mount Hiei has become a major annual event that contributes effectively to dialogue between people of different beliefs… people of different beliefs can cooperate with one another for the good of the human person. With these sentiments, and as a pledge of goodwill and friendship, upon all gathered I invoke an abundance of divine blessings.
Benedict PP. XVI”
Benedict XVI calls the “supreme priest” of the abominable false religion of Buddhism “venerable.” He then invokes blessings upon the leaders of false religions gathered at this ecumenical meeting.
Benedict XVI’s August 19, 2012 Reflection in Castel Gandolfo:
“In the past few days Kyrill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, is visiting the Orthodox Church in Poland. I cordially greet His Holiness, as well as all the Orthodox faithful.
As he has done on numerous occasions, Benedict XVI declares a leader of a schismatic church “His Holiness” and a true “Patriarch” of the Church. This means that he considers the schismatic “Patriarch” to be the authentic leader of the Church of Christ for “Moscow and All Russia.” There is no doubt that Benedict XVI considers schismatics to be leaders of the Church of Christ. That’s heresy, of course. He also calls his schismatic leader’s followers “the Orthodox faithful.”
Benedict XVI’s June 28, 2012 Address to the “Orthodox” Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople:
“In addressing a warm welcome to you, I ask you to convey to His Holiness Bartholomaios I and to the Holy Synod, my sentiments of fraternal affection and deep gratitude for having deigned to send, this year too, worthy representatives to take part in our celebration, and to pass on a cordial greeting to the clergy, monks and all the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Your presence here in Rome on the occasion of the liturgical Feast of Sts Peter and Paul affords us a special opportunity to raise our hymn of praise to God… Let us praise the Lord first of all for the rediscovery of the deep brotherhood that binds us… In remembering the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it seems to me fitting to commemorate the figure and activity of the unforgettable Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, the 40th anniversary of whose death is in a few days’ time… Your Eminence, dear Members of the Delegation, as I thank you once again for your presence among us, I assure you of my prayers that the Lord will grant holiness and strength to His Holiness Bartholomew I and prosperity and peace to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.”
Benedict XVI calls the schismatic leader “His Holiness” and his schismatic synod “Holy.” Benedict XVI states that the presence of the schismatic leader “affords us a special opportunity to raise our hymn of praise to God.” He then says that he is deeply bound to the schismatic leader. Benedict XVI makes sure to remember that we are almost at “the 40th anniversary” of “the unforgettable Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras.” He remembers the deceased schismatic leader as if he were one of the great saints of the Catholic Church. This address is a totally heretical endorsement of schism.
Benedict XVI’s August 17, 2012 Telegram in sorrow over the death of Ethiopian “Orthodox” leader Abuna Paulos:
“Having learned with sadness of the death of His Holiness Abuna Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the members of the Holy Synod, and to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Patriarchate. I still recall with satisfaction his visits to the Vatican, and in particular the address he delivered to the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on 6 October 2009 and the important observations he made on that occasion. I am also grateful for his firm commitment to promoting greater unity through dialogue and cooperation between the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. As the Patriarchate mourns the death of His Holiness, I willingly offer an assurance of my prayers for the repose of his soul, and for all who mourn him.
Benedictus PP. XVI”
Benedict XVI once again endorses the members of a schismatic church as “the faithful.” He once again calls a schismatic synod “Holy.” He indicates that the deceased non-Catholic schismatic leader is saved (among the faithful departed). This is blatant heresy and a total rejection of the Catholic faith in numerous ways.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, August 8-15, 2012, p. 6.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, August 22, 2012, pp. 1,6.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, July 4, 2012, p. 3.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, August 22, 2012, p. 2.
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