VIDEO: Pope Francis – “Never Forget The Shoah”

In a recent message to Christian followers, Pope Francis, according to the World Jewish Congress, “turned to lessons from the Holocaust to remind us about the need for humility and humanity. These are some of his words of wisdom…” The Church has been subverted and comprised a long time ago — Anti-Pope Francis, however, is just publically serving the Synoguage of Satan. Indeed, perhaps a sign of end days?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie9hDEvhcms

Communist Goals

VIDEO: World Communism, Sustainable Development – SAME THING!

Sad state of affairs. We are one day closer to world Communism and people continue living like nothing is happening around them.

Please read below ‘how worried’ is Pope Francis of the ‘dark side’ of technology, when he is not only a Communist himself but promotes Cultural Marxism and Agenda 21. The Vatican has been part of the game ever since its infiltration and the later creation of Second Vatican Council. 

Pope - Evo Morales

“Cardinal Parolin – While Technology Offers Enormous Benefits, We Cannot Underestimate Its Dark Side,” Source: zenit.org

Here is the Vatican-provided message that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, sent to the participants in the Annual Meeting of the Commission for the Prevention of Crimes and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which is being held in Vienna from May 14-18, 2018:
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Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

The meeting of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), devoted this year to the issue of “cybercrime”, is of great interest and attention on the part of Pope Francis.

Technological progress has brought with it enormous benefits, yet the dark side of our new digital world cannot be underestimated. Among its most serious aspects is the spread of new forms of criminal activity, or of older forms now conducted with new and extremely powerful tools. To combat these effectively is the necessary and pressing task before you.

All of us must be concerned that international development promote the dignity of every human person coming into our world, and enable him or her to grow in a healthy and harmonious way in both body and spirit, in a society that is welcoming and protective.

The United Nations are working to align this joint effort with the Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG). Among its Goals, particular attention is due to No. 16, regarding the promotion of peace, justice and institutions charged with ensuring these. It rightly highlights the urgent need to end all forms of violence against children.

Pope Francis is convinced that a worthy sustainable development can be attained only if children, who are the future of the human family, are made the center of attention, and experience encouragement and protection in the years decisive for their growth. At the conclusion of the “World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World”, held on 6 October last, the Holy Father gave his full support to the “Rome Declaration”, which calls upon governments, religious leaders, scholars, technology companies, law enforcement officials, medical institutions, educators and civil society to work together in confronting a problem that no one of them can resolve independently.

The proliferation of ever more extreme images of violence and pornography profoundly affects the psychology and even the neurological functioning of children. Cyberbullying, sexting, and sextortion corrupt interpersonal and social relationships. Forms of sexual grooming on the internet, the live viewing of acts of rape and violence, organized prostitution online, human trafficking and incitement to violence and terrorism: all these are clear examples of horrendous crimes that can in no way be tolerated.

The Holy See and the Catholic Church are conscious of their role in forming consciences and raising public awareness. Each in its own way desires to cooperate with political and religious authorities, and all actors in civil society, particularly those who develop and manage new technologies, to ensure that children can grow up in a serene and safe environment. In this effort, within our constantly evolving world the role of the United Nations, and the UNODC in particular, is crucial. For this reason, Pope Francis offers prayerful good wishes for the successful outcome of the work of the Commission and sends cordial greetings to all those taking part.

From the Vatican, 8 May 2018

Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

[Original text: English] [Vatican-provided Text]

Pietro Parolin

COMMENTARY: Top Vatican Cardinal To Join Elite Globalists In Secretive ‘Bilderberg’ Meeting

Who is Cardinal Pietro Parolin? In 2009, during the rule of Hugo Chavez, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him nuncio to Venezuela. Parolin worked from Rome to ‘improve’ relations with Communist China and Vietnam. He ‘helped’ improve relations between Cuba and The United States. His ‘diplomatic skills’ got Pope Francis’s attention and laid the groundwork for Francis’s 2016 ‘historic’ meeting with ex-KGB Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kyril in Havana in 2016. In 2017 Parolin visited Moscow and met with Patriarch Kyrill and Vladimir Putin to “build on the meeting Pope Francis’s had in 2016 with the Patriarch”. Parolin has been quickly ascending to power and today he is in a position to be the next pope.

Pietro Parolin  “Top Vatican Cardinal To Join Elite Globalists In Secretive ‘Bilderberg’ Meeting,”, Source: catholicfamilynews.org

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, LifeSiteNews published a truly explosive report revealing that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State (top diplomat) under Pope Francis, is a participant in this year’s Bilderberg meeting (June 7-10, 2018), the annual gathering of “a powerful organization that seeks to form a New World Order under the rule of a godless Global Elite” (John Vennari). In light of Cardinal Parolin’s official visit to Moscow last fall and his efforts to broker a deal with the Chinese Communist Party earlier this year, perhaps it should come as no surprise that he received an invitation to the globalist table (see here for the full list of participants). He is even being discussed as a possible successor to Pope Francis. One can only wonder what Parolin will say on behalf of the current Roman Pontiff, who has proven himself a world-class propagandist for globalist causes. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! ~ Matt Gaspers, Managing Editor

TURIN, Italy, June 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A top Vatican cardinal will join globalist elites from Western Europe and America in a secretive behind-closed-doors meeting this week to discuss the populist rise in Europe as well as the U.S. midterm elections, among other things.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin, 63, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has been invited to join the globalist Bilderberg Meeting for 2018 in Turin, Italy.

The Bilderberg meetings have been used as a forum for world elites since 1954 to further their vision for the world. Attendees are free to use information from the discussions. No one is allowed to reveal who said what.

High-profile individuals who have participated in the Bilderberg meeting at one time or another include elites such as David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, Emma Bonino, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

This week, 128 participants from 23 countries will discuss twelve themes: “populism” in Europe; “inequality”; “the future of work”; artificial intelligence; the “US before midterms”; free trade; “US world leadership”; Russia; quantum computing; Saudi Arabia and Iran; “the ‘post-truth’ world”; and current events.  Last year so-called “populism” was eighth on the agenda; this year it is first. Governments derided as populist have been elected in both Czech and Italy since last year’s meeting.

According to its own literature, the purpose of the annual Bilderberg Meeting is to “foster dialogue between Europe and North America.”

Some Vatican observers are wondering if Parolin will deliver a special message from Pope Francis to attendees. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has backed globalist causes, such as climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Parolin will be the first guest from Vatican City to ever attend a Bilderberg meeting.

The cardinal is one of the most powerful Curial officials and has been regarded by Vatican watchers as positioned to succeed Francis. Parolin has asserted that Pope Francis’ teaching in Amoris Laetitia represents “a paradigm shift” for the Church. He has been criticized by Chinese Cardinal Zen for the Vatican’s “suicide” deal with China. And he was involved along with the Vatican in the hire of a pro-gay law firm that sought to shut down a Catholic website critical of Pope Francis.

Critics of the Bilderberg Meetings Foundation believe the meetings subvert democracy.

“The highly secretive yearly meeting of the Bilderberg Group has come under increasing scrutiny with each passing year,” Daniel McAdams told LifeSiteNews. McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

“These Bilderberg globalists disdain the non-elites and particularly resent national sovereignty and the popular vote,” McAdams continued. “Their top-down ‘we know what’s best for you’ approach hurts rather than helps the world’s poorest.”

Among those who will air their views on “populism” and other topics are historian-journalist Anne Applebaum; her husband, Polish politician Radoslaw Sikorski; Bank of England chief Mark Carney; diplomat Henry Kissinger; Peggy Noonan of the Washington Post; George Osbourne, Britain’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer; RyanAir chief Michael O’Leary; Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel—and Cardinal Parolin.

The way McAdams sees it, Cardinal Parolin is an unusual choice of guest.

“While the Roman Catholic Church is truly a global organization, it is thankfully not a globalist organization,” he said.  “While the inclusion of Cardinal Parolin in this year’s meeting should not necessarily draw our scorn, we should understand that the Bilderbergers and similar groupings of the largely unelected elite more often than not stridently oppose rather than endorse Catholic teaching.”

McAdams named tech billionaire Bill Gates as a regular attendee of the Bilderberg Meetings, and pointed out his clash with Catholic teaching on life and family.

“He is on record endorsing some of the most anti-Catholic views imaginable,” McAdams told LifeSiteNews. “At a TED talk a few years ago, Gates openly opined on how we can lower the world’s population by a billion.”

Gates was airing his theories about how to stop global climate change, which he believes is man-made.

“His recommendation? By using ‘new vaccines, health care, and reproductive health services, we could lower (the population) by perhaps 10 or 15 percent,” said McAdams, quoting Gates. “That means killing babies to get to his goal of reducing carbon dioxide output.”

McAdams wondered if Parolin was attending the meeting to evangelize the world elites or to network with them.

“Were Cardinal Parolin to attend the meeting and deliver an uncompromising defense of the Catholic position on matters such as life and the principles of subsidiarity, we should be pleased that he ‘flew the flag’ in otherwise hostile territory,” he said.

“However, if his only purpose is to rub shoulders with the elites and in so doing grant a kind of legitimacy to an event that undermines our Catholic principles, then we should view his participation very negatively,” McAdams concluded.

A media representative from the Bilderberg Meetings told LifeSiteNews that their guests are chosen as private individuals, not as representatives of their employers or firms.

“The Bilderberg meetings have always seen a high diversity of sectors, backgrounds and opinions,” wrote the Bilderberg Media Team. “Participants take part as individuals in their own right.”

“For us, the key question is whether participants have an interesting perspective to contribute, independently from their affiliation of function,” they added.

This article first appeared at LifeSiteNews. Reprinted here with permission.

 

New World Pope

VIDEO: Francis The Destroyer

Francis is a false prophet clearly serving Satan while deceiving the world. He was ‘chosen’ for that mission. Many have prophecized this throughout the years and we are SEEING IT TAKE PLACE TODAY. How much proof do we need?! The Third Secret of Fatima CLEARLY states this. Have you ever asked yourself why it was never completely released to the public? The Third Secret has two parts. The rulers of our Catholic Church are the head of the snake. 

VIDEO: Why The New Mass And New Rite Of Ordination Are Invalid

Have you noticed how evil these new masses are?! Those of us who feel the need to visit the House of God and receive the Eucharist are victims of this heresy! WE MUST FIGHT AGAINST IT WITH ALL OUR MIGHT! We are the Church Of God and it is OUR responsibility.

Pope Francis

VIDEO: Resisting Francis – Pope Corrected For Spreading Heresy

Francis was ‘elected’ to finish the job. The job of the complete destruction of the Catholic Church, where every single sin is ‘justified’ in some way or another. Today the Word of God is ‘relative’ and subject to ‘interpretation’. These false prophets are helping and encouraging the people to accommodate religion to suit everybody’s needs making sure no one feels the weight of sin. But what is the Catholic Church? It is the Church of Christ, and WE are the Church, so WE are the ones who can bring it back by standing AGAINST EVIL. We need your strength and courage to speak out and expose the DISGUSTING lies. 

VIDEO: Vatican No Longer to Convert Jews | Rabbi David Rosen Reacts

The Vatican releases a major document that says Catholics should no longer try to convert Jews and pledges to fight anti-Semitism.

Well, the Chruch has been infiltrated a long time ago, and the Synagogue of Satan has done their job subverting most elements in it. What is the outcome? Just take a look at Europe now — Cultural Marxism and societal decay are everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyIFFPftiCI

One World Religion

VIDEO: This Is How They Build The Antichrist World Church

Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes, and many still do not see it! Pope Francis is a false prophet and he is preparing the world for the Antichrist. Please spread the word! 

Bishop Hon

COMMENTARY: Radical Leftist Pope-Francis Ousts Anti-Communist Bishop From Key Post

Pope Francis is not a true Pope but a LIAR, a BLASPHEMER and a SERVANT OF SATAN. These are just a few of many other attributes that describe this false prophet who was put in the Vatican by those who worship Christ’s number one enemy.

Bishop Hon

“Radical leftist Pope-Francis ousts anti-communist bishop from key post,” Source: canadafreepress.com
Rolling out the tired, old “we’re all immigrants” mantraPope Francis continues to wreak havoc as he community-organizes the Roman Catholic church.

The latest outrage comes in the form of the pope’s September 28 decision to fire Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples at the Vatican. As a result of this power play, the 67-year-old archbishop, who has no diplomatic experience, is going to Athens, Greece, to become the papal nuncio, or ambassador, to the Hellenic Republic.

Archbishop Hon is apparently being sacrificed by Francis as an overture to the Communist Chinese. Hon is from Hong Kong and is the highest-ranking official of Chinese origin in the Vatican, the Epoch Times reports.

As the French newspaper La Croix noted, Archbishop Hon has been one of the most senior bishops opposed to Pope Francis’ policy of rapprochement with the Chinese regime. His position at the Vatican’s Propaganda Fide, where he served for seven years since being appointed there by previous Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, was a powerful post as that put him second-in-command in the Vatican body that directly governs Vatican’s missionary works.

The Vatican and the People’s Republic of China have had no diplomatic relations since 1951, as the Chinese Communist Party insisted from the very beginning of its rule that all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in mainland China should be appointed by itself so as to maintain control. Instead, a regime-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) was created to supposedly represent Catholics in China, yet the CPCA has never been recognized by the Vatican.

Francis is a hero to the radical Left because he is one of them. Although the Left vindictively led the charge against the Catholic church during the various sexual abuse scandals, it now has this pope’s back because, except for abortion, he agrees with leftists. For example, the Salon website, a hotbed of hostility to organized religion (except Islam), has switched sides. Salon has been running stories sympathetic to the pope with titles like “The transcendent compassion of Pope Francis” (by leftist mud-hurler Joan Walsh, no less), “Twitter tells the tale: Pope Francis’ speech does not sit well with the conservative ‘intelligentsia,’” and “5 new ways Pope Francis is sticking it to the Christian right.”

Francis is a hero to the radical Left

Francis is solidly plugged into the American Left. In the summer of 2015, community organizers from PICO and SEIU thugs flew to Rome to collaborate with Vatican officials in advance of the pope’s visit, as the National Catholic Reporter reported.

During his visit to the United States, Francis lectured federal lawmakers on the supposed deficiencies of U.S. immigration policy, implying that this country, the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world, treats immigrants badly.

The pope dubiously connected American “sins and the errors of the past” against American Indians with the treatment of immigrants today, imploring the nation not to repeat these “sins” in current dealings with immigrants.

Rolling out the tired, old “we’re all immigrants” mantra, Francis said:

In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants. Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected. … Those first contacts were often turbulent and violent, but it is difficult to judge the past by the criteria of the present. Nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appeals to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our “neighbors” and everything around us.

The suggestion that America is anti-immigrant or is not profusely kind to immigrants is a baseless smear. The number of immigrants the U.S. admits has long been completely in line with or higher than other Western nations. The U.S. Department of State even claims this country “accepts more legal immigrants as permanent residents than the rest of the world combined.”

But Pope Francis, an ardent leftist, has an ideological agenda so facts are of little importance to him.

Pope Francis

COMMENTARY: How The KGB Created Liberation Theology

Red Pope Francis is a member of Liberation Theology. It is important to understand who created this movement and why because Bergoglio was not canonically elected, instead he is a Soviet agent who was chosen to finish up the destruction of the Catholic Church that began long ago. Now more than ever, Catholics need to realize that we are being persecuted and we are entering a time where our Faith will be put to the test. We have no guide from the Church and those who follow this false prophet are selling their souls to the devil. 

Pope Francis

“How the KGB created Liberation Theology,” Source: patheos.com

In general, could you say that the spreading of Liberation Theology had any kind of Soviet connection?

Yes. I learned the fine points of the KGB involvement with Liberation Theology from Soviet General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, communist Romania’s chief razvedka (foreign intelligence) adviser – and my de facto boss, until 1956, when he became head of the Soviet espionage service, the PGU1, a position he held for an unprecedented record of 15 years.

On October 26, 1959, Sakharovsky and his new boss, Nikita Khrushchev, came to Romania for what would become known as “Khrushchev’s six-day vacation.” He had never taken such a long vacation abroad, nor was his stay in Romania really a vacation. Khrushchev wanted to go down in history as the Soviet leader who had exported communism to Central and South America. Romania was the only Latin country in the Soviet bloc, and Khrushchev wanted to enroll her “Latin leaders” in his new “liberation” war. . . .

Was the Theology of Liberation a movement somehow “created” by Sakharovsky’s part of the KGB, or it was an existing movement that was exacerbated by the USSR?

The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology. During those years, the KGB had a penchant for “liberation” movements. The National Liberation Army of Columbia (FARC), created by the KGB with help from Fidel Castro; the “National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created by the KGB with help from “Che” Guevara; and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), created by the KGB with help from Yasser Arafat are just a few additional “liberation” movements born at the Lubyanka — the headquarters of the KGB.

The birth of Liberation Theology was the intent of a 1960 super-secret “Party-State Dezinformatsiya Program” approved by Aleksandr Shelepin, the chairman of the KGB, and by Politburo member Aleksey Kirichenko, who coordinated the Communist Party’s international policies. This program demanded that the KGB take secret control of the World Council of Churches (WCC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and use it as cover for converting Liberation Theology into a South American revolutionary tool. The WCC was the largest international ecumenical organization after the Vatican, representing some 550 million Christians of various denominations throughout 120 countries.

The birth of a new religious movement is a historic event. How was this new religious movement launched?

The KGB began by building an intermediate international religious organization called the Christian Peace Conference (CPC), which was headquartered in Prague. Its main task was to bring the KGB-created Liberation Theology into the real world.
The new Christian Peace Conference was managed by the KGB and was subordinated to the venerable World Peace Council, another KGB creation, founded in 1949 and by then also headquartered in Prague.
During my years at the top of the Soviet bloc intelligence community, I managed the Romanian operations of the World Peace Council (WPC). It was as purely KGB as it gets. Most of the WPC’s employees were undercover Soviet bloc intelligence officers. The WPC’s two publications in French, Nouvelles perspectives, and Courier de la Paix, were also managed by undercover KGB – and Romanian DIE2  – intelligence officers. Even the money for the WPC budget came from Moscow, delivered by the KGB in the form of laundered cash dollars to hide their Soviet origin. In 1989, when the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse, the WPC publicly admitted that 90% of its money came from the KGB3.
How did the Theology of Liberation start?
I was not involved in the creation of Liberation Theology per se. From Sakharovsky I learned, however, that in 1968 the KGB-created Christian Peace Conference, supported by the world-wide World Peace Council, was able to maneuver a group of leftist South American bishops into holding a Conference of Latin American Bishops at Medellin, Colombia. The Conference’s official task was to ameliorate poverty. Its undeclared goal was to recognize a new religious movement encouraging the poor to rebel against the “institutionalized violence of poverty,” and to recommend the new movement to the World Council of Churches for official approval.
The Medellin Conference achieved both goals. It also bought the KGB-born name “Liberation Theology.”
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‘Official persecution’ of faithful Catholics under Pope Francis has begun,” Source: 

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CHILE, September 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An “official persecution” of faithful Catholics has now begun under the Francis pontificate, wrote a Catholic scholar in a recently published article.

“The official punishment of a Catholic thinker for the sole crime of defending an orthodox doctrine,” wrote Professor Claudio Pierantoni, signifies the “beginning of the official persecution of orthodoxy within the Church.”

Pierantoni is a scholar of patristics and professor of medieval philosophy at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago.

He wrote in defense of Dr. Josef Seifert, who earlier this month was removed from a Catholic university in Spain by Archbishop Javier Martínez Fernández after raising some questions about the Pope’s 2016 Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

The article was published Sept. 9 in the German magazine of philosophy and theology Aemaet.

Pierantoni said Seifert was removed from the university after highlighting a single sentence in the Pope’s Exhortation that, explained Pierantoni, Seifert saw as a “potential source of the destruction of the whole moral teaching of the Church and even of all natural Law.”

Seifert had argued in his article that if Pope Francis believes that adultery — to quote the exhortation — “is what God himself is asking” of couples in “irregular” situations, then there is nothing stopping any other intrinsically evil act, such as contraception and homosexuality, from eventually being justified.

It was because of this one statement that Seifert wondered if the Exhortation was not a ticking “theological atomic bomb” that had the capacity to destroy all Catholic moral teaching.

In his removal of Seifert, Archbishop Martínez stated that the article “damages the communion of the Church, confuses the faith of the faithful, and sows distrust in the successor of Peter, which, in the end, does not serve the truth of faith, but, rather, the interests of the world.”

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Archbishop Martínez Fernández | Dr. Josef Seifert

Vatican expert Sandro Magister commented that the removal of Seifert from his teaching post might go down in history as “perhaps the most dramatic legacy of Amoris Laetitia.”

Pierantoni criticized the Archbishop for his statement which he said “displays a truly surprising naiveté…of the present situation of the Church.”

“First of all, in order to affirm that someone is ‘damaging the communion of the Church’ in some matter, one must previously assume that some kind of communion, regarding the subject we are discussing, actually exists in the Church,” he said.

“Now, what bishop, what priest, what educated and informed person in the Catholic Church today is unaware that there exists no subject at present more disputed and submerged in such horrifying confusion as this one?” he added.

Pierantoni said that while confusion within the Church already existed prior to the release of the Exhortation, with its publication “relativistic currents of thought and ‘situation ethics,’ which the previous three Popes had tried hard to stop, have now surreptitiously entered the pages of an official papal document.”

“Things have thus reached the point that one of the most outstanding and lucid defenders of the previous Magisterium during more than three decades, personally supported and encouraged in his philosophical enterprise by St. John Paul II as one of his most precious allies in the defence of the infallible moral doctrine of the Church, Josef Seifert, is now dismissed and treated as an enemy of the communion of the same Church,” he said.

Pierantoni also criticized the Archbishop’s claim that Seifert’s article “sows distrust toward the successor of Peter.”

“Archbishop Martínez seems to be unaware…[that] by allowing into an official document affirmations that are contradictory to essential points of the previous Magisterium, and of the millenary doctrine of the Church, Pope Francis has directly thrown upon himself the utter distrust of an immense number of faithful Catholics. The disastrous consequence is that distrust is thereby thrown, in the minds of many, upon the Papacy itself,” he said.

“So, what is the real cause of this distrust? Can it really be Josef Seifert’s solid and consistent effort to oppose the error of situation ethics, a commitment to which he has devoted almost his entire life and that of the institution he founded, in faithful service to the Church and to the Word of God? Or must it not be due to the fact that this very error, contrary to the whole Christian tradition (a tradition so recently reaffirmed in an Encyclical as solemn and important as [Pope St. John Paul II’s] Veritatis Splendor) has now been allowed to creep into a papal document?” he added.

Following the lead of Cardinal Raymond Burke, Pierantoni argued that Amoris Laetitia (AL) does not require assent from Catholics because it “can in no way be considered true Magisterium.”

Pope Francis, he said, states clearly in the opening of his Exhortation that there are — to quote the Exhortation — “various ways of interpreting some aspects” of the teaching and “drawing certain consequences from it” (AL 3).

“Now, this is of course very different from anything that could be considered a ‘magisterial teaching’: not only does a statement like this preclude any attempt to considering AL’s doctrine an infallible teaching, but it also precludes considering it even as authentic magisterium, at least in those parts that present novelties or even contradictions to the previous Magisterium,” he said.

Pierantoni argued that it is because the Pope knows that his Exhortation is not magisterial teaching that he has refused to correct various bishops groups around the world who have interpreted his work in contradictory ways. For instance, the bishops in Germany allow communion for adulterers based on their interpretation of the Exhortation, while the bishops across theborder in Poland do not – based on their interpretation.

Pierantoni said that Archbishop Martínez is “officially persecuting a most orthodox Catholic thinker” on the “false” assumption that the Exhortation is magisterial teaching when the Pope’s own words suggest otherwise.

He said Seifert’s removal was not simply “discrimination,” but an “official persecution based on a papal document.”

“It would be hard, in modern Church history, to find another example of this. We would have rather to go back to the ancient Christological controversies when entire and vital sections of the Church – sometimes including the Papacy – were captured by heresy and thus persecuted the orthodox,” he said.

“By officially punishing a Catholic thinker for the sole crime of being orthodox, he unwittingly confirms, and throws into clear relief, the practical schism we are suffering from in the Catholic Church, because of grave errors that have managed to creep into a papal document,” he added.

Pierantoni concluded that a “faithful defender of orthodoxy” such as Seifert could not be punished as if he were a “menace to ecclesiastical communion and an enemy of the Pope” without Pope Francis himself “actively contributing to the confusion between the Magisterium and his private opinions.”

“In the light of this, it is all the more necessary and urgent that some kind of ‘formal,’ or, maybe better, filial’ correction to the Pope, finally appear. And may God grant the Holy Father an open heart to hear it,” he concluded.