Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ November 30, 2014 responses to questions from journalists on the return flight from Turkey: Yasemin Taskin, Turkish television: “President Erdogan spoke about ‘Islamophobia’…Taking interreligious dialog into consideration as well, what more can be done? That is, is interreligious dialog enough? Can more be done?”
Francis: “On Islamophobia: It's true that there has been a reaction to these acts of terrorism, not just in this region but in Africa as well: ‘If this is Islam it makes me angry!’. So many Muslims feel offended, they say: ‘But that is not what we are. The Quran is a prophetic book of peace. This is not Islam’. I can understand this. And I sincerely believe that we cannot say all Muslims are terrorists, just as we cannot say that all Christians are fundamentalists – we also have fundamentalists among us, all religions have these small groups. I told the President [Erdogan] that it would be good to issue a clear condemnation against these kinds of groups. All religious leaders, scholars, clerics, intellectuals and politicians should do this. This way they hear it from their leaders' mouth. There needs to be international condemnation from Muslims across the world. It must be said, ‘no, this is not what the Quran is about!’... We need to take this qualitative leap, we need to bring about a dialog between religious figures of different faiths. This is a beautiful thing: men and women who meet other men and women and share experiences. We are not just talking about theology but religious experience. And this would be a beautiful step forward, beautiful. I really enjoyed that meeting. It was excellent.”
Antipope Francis repeats what many Muslims say: “The Quran is a prophetic book of peace”. Francis doesn’t say he disagrees with that conclusion, but “can understand” those who would make that statement. Francis once again publicly condemns Catholic “fundamentalism”. He wants others to condemn it as well. Francis calls for a “dialog between religious figures of different faiths”, and says “we are not just talking about theology but religious experience”. This is modernism and apostasy.
Esma Cakir, Information Agency of Turkey: “What was the significance of that moment of such intense prayer that you had in the Mosque? Was it, for you, a way of turning to God? Is there something in particular that you would like to share with us?”
Francis: “I went to Turkey as a pilgrim, not a tourist. And I went especially for today’s feast. I went precisely in order to celebrate it with Patriarch Bartholomew. It was for a religious reason. But then, when I entered the Mosque, I couldn't say: now, I’m a tourist! No, it was completely religious. And I saw that wonder! The Mufti explained things very well to me, with such meekness, and using the Quran… He explained it all to me... At that moment I felt the need to pray. So I asked him: ‘Shall we pray a little?’. To which he responded: ‘Yes, yes’. I prayed for Turkey, for peace, for the Mufti, for everyone and for myself, as I need it … I prayed, sincerely...”
Antipope Francis answers a question about his visit to the mosque by saying that it was a religious experience. He explains that he was taught by the Islamic mufti from the Quran. Francis clearly admits that his reason for going into the mosque “was completely religious”. Francis describes being taught by the Muslim leader saying, “he explained it all to me”. At this point, Francis said he was so moved while in the mosque that he asked to pray with the Islamic leader. Francis says, “I felt the need to pray”. St Thomas Aquinas taught that if anyone were to worship at the tomb of Mohammed he would be deemed an apostate. Antipope Francis’ recent action without any doubt proves that he’s an apostate.
Francis’ November 28, 2014 address to the “President of Religious Affairs in Turkey and Muslim and Christian political and religious leaders”:
“I thank the President of this distinguished office for his cordial invitation which affords me the opportunity to share these moments with political and religious leaders, both Muslim and Christian. It is a tradition that Popes, when they visit different countries as part of their mission, meet also with the leaders and members of various religions. Without this openness to encounter and dialog, a Papal Visit would not fully correspond to its purposes… Good relations and dialog between religious leaders have, in fact, acquired great importance. They represent a clear message addressed to their respective communities which demonstrates that mutual respect and friendship are possible… Christians and Yazidis, have suffered and continue to suffer barbaric violence simply because of their ethnic and religious identity. They have been forcibly evicted from their homes, having to leave behind everything to save their lives and preserve their faith. This violence has also brought damage to sacred buildings, monuments, religious symbols and cultural patrimony… In a unique way, religious leaders can offer a vital contribution by expressing the values of their respective traditions. We, Muslims and Christians, are the bearers of spiritual treasures of inestimable worth. Among these we recognize some shared elements, though lived according to the traditions of each, such as the adoration of the All-Merciful God, reference to the Patriarch Abraham, prayer, almsgiving, fasting… elements which, when lived sincerely, can transform life and provide a sure foundation for dignity and fraternity. Recognizing and developing our common spiritual heritage – through interreligious dialog – helps us to promote and to uphold moral values, peace and freedom in society… Following my meeting with the President, I am also hopeful that this interreligious dialog will take on creative new forms. Mr President, I renew my gratitude to you and your colleagues for this meeting, which fills my heart with joy. I am grateful also to each one of you, for your presence and for your prayers which, in your kindness, you offer for me and my ministry.”
In this speech Francis decries the destruction of “sacred” buildings, monuments, and religious symbols belonging to false religions like Yazidism. The Yazidis are “a Kurdish ethno-religious community whose syncretic but ancient religion Yazidism is linked to Zoroastrianism and ancient Mesopotamian religions”. Francis proclaims that “Muslims and Christians, are the bearers of spiritual treasures of inestimable worth such as the adoration of the All-Merciful God”. Muslims deny that Jesus is God, yet Antipope Francis says they adore God. This is apostasy from the Catholic faith. Francis says Islamic “prayer, almsgiving, fasting” are elements that “can transform life”. Antipope Francis goes on to say that we have a “common spiritual heritage” with Muslims and that Muslims “uphold moral values”. Muslims allow a man to have up to four “wives”, among other things. That’s upholding moral values, according to the apostate Francis. At the end of his heretical speech, Francis says that he is “grateful” for the “prayers” of Muslim “religious leaders”. This is more pure evil promoted by Antipope Francis.
Francis’ November 21, 2014 “Apostolic Letter to men and women religious for the Year of Consecrated Life”:
“In this letter I do not hesitate to address a word to the consecrated men and women and to the members of fraternities and communities who belong to Churches of traditions other than the Catholic tradition. Monasticism is part of the heritage of the undivided Church, and is still very much alive in both the Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church. The monastic tradition, and other later experiences from the time when the Church in the West was still united, have inspired analogous initiatives in the Ecclesial Communities of the reformed tradition. These have continued to give birth to further expressions of fraternal community and service… Nor can we forget that the phenomenon of monasticism and of other expressions of religious fraternity is present in all the great religions. There are instances, some long-standing, of inter-monastic dialog involving the Catholic Church and certain of the great religious traditions. I trust that the Year of Consecrated Life will be an opportunity to review the progress made, to make consecrated persons aware of this dialog, and to consider what further steps can be taken towards greater mutual understanding and greater cooperation in the many common areas of service…”
This is an “Apostolic Letter” from Antipope Francis – “the head of the Catholic Church”. It purports to be a letter on “consecrated life”. In the letter, the apostate Francis teaches that we can’t forget the “monasticism” present “in all the great religions”. He is referring to things such as the abomination of Buddhist “monks”. Francis promotes “inter-monastic dialog” and “greater cooperation” with the “consecrated” of non-Christian “religions”. He once again fully endorses Protestantism and even promotes Protestant and “reformed” monastic-like movements. He is a total apostate!
Francis’ November 25, 2014 address to the European Parliament and to the Council of Europe:
“Practically all of Europe is present in this hall, with its peoples, its languages, its cultural and religious expressions, all of which constitute the richness of this continent… In light of all this, I am gratified by the desire of the Council of Europe to invest in intercultural dialog, including its religious dimension, through the Exchange on the Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialog. Here is a valuable opportunity for open, respectful and enriching exchange between persons and groups of different origins and ethnic, linguistic and religious traditions, in a spirit of understanding and mutual respect.”
Francis says that the different false religions present in Europe make up the “richness” of that continent.
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