There is nowhere else in the world the Church is growing as fast as it is growing in Africa [see 2019 data here]. Yet for those who have been brought up there, members of the various tribes on the continent [tribes in Kenya], there is this shadowy world of witchcraft, never been exorcised even after several generations of Christianity/Catholicism.
@thewarourtime is second generation catholic from my father’s side and 3rd generation from mother’s side. My late mother’s sister a sister with these, a cousin of hers, I believe, a Catholic priest. Dad was in the seminary, wanting to be a priest, I wanted to be a priest, my son wants to be a priest. Yet growing up, there were these people out there wanting to do you harm, casting spells or doing witchcraft on articles of clothing, one’s possessions, money, etc. so that people were sickened, never were successful or amounted to anything, marriages ruined, etc. How it all worked out and who exactly were witchcraft’s malevolent agents, wrecking havoc, no one knew, yet its specter continually hangs over Africa’s children.
Lucifer, lord all on his own over chaos and darkness but promising illusory lordship to his followers.
Beelzebub: The Devil in Primitive Africa. Structure exposed, being dismantled
Beelzebub was, because it is now being dismantled, the witchcraft structure that the Devil set up in Primitive Africa.
Matriarch passing on to duo of eldest daughter and youngest daughter, the latter acting as the seer, prophet.
Power over demons? He has never departed from this signature:
– child sacrifice. In this case, males are targetted
– sexual depravity. The genius of the plan, mom was a virgin bride!
To spare my mom, such a matriarch, and my sisters, won’t go into details here which immediate family members have.
All their waking hours and nights are to harming God’s creation and especially his children. Colleagues, friends, spouse, siblings, children, irrelevant.
The illusory reward: long-living widows respected in society – gives new meaning to black widow, Africans are black – surrounded seemingly by doting children and their children’s children.
Allah is the best of planners
I have a niece, a Muslim, she has the following as her WhatsApp Avatar:
In such a family that murders male children, and women rule over the survivors, God slipped in and raised his Melchisedech, the very one such a set up was erected to eliminate.
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, came and went …
They were unable to establish their kingdom of death. They are trying Melchisedech and arguing he is just one of them [cf. very last Star War: Palpatine and Rey, and for the latter to give in to her anger].
Victori spolia Since they couldn’t establish their kingdom by Sunday, April 12, 2020, it means they lost. Christus Vincit! That means their structures come down, one such structure in Africa is now exposed to be taken down.
CCC 2115 God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility.
CCC 2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.
CCC 2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.
The ordering of the Christian angelic hierarchy in choirs, according to St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologica (1225–1274) is, in descending order:
Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones;
Dominations, Virtues, and Powers;
Principalities, and Angels.
(For symmetry perhaps 3. is Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. Distinguishing Arch-Angel from Archangel.)
The place of the Arch-Angels is in the heavenly court. Arch-angel meaning being above all angels [of the 8 (or 9) orders], of any Choir [3 choirs].
Ans.The being, who later became known as, the primeval serpent, the devil or satan, did not belong to any of these 3 choirs.
The Day [morning] Star, Lucifer, son of Dawn [cf. Is 14:12], was a member of the heavenly court; with him the four living creatures, and the seven spirits of God. These were the morning stars [Jb 38:7], first created by God, it seems, in that order.
Then came the rest of the 8 (or 9) orders of the heavenly hosts revealed in scripture: Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones; Dominations, Virtues, and Powers; Principalities, [Archangels] and Angels.
The seven spirits of God are the Arch-Angels [cf. Tb 12:15: “I am Raph′ael, one of the seven holy angels who present the prayers of the saints and enter into the presence of the glory of the Holy One.”]. Only two others are named in scripture: Arch-Angel Michael [Jude 1:9] and Arch-Angel Gabriel [Lk 1:19].
How this was deduced:
From the book of revelation, the four living creatures are present, and the seven spirits of God. This adds up to 11 and not 12 which represents totality, wholeness, and the completion of God’s purpose[Cf. https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/judaism-numbers/: Judaism and Numbers by Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis]. The missing one must have been one of the heavenly court.
The Day Star, Lucifer, son of Dawn. While the rest of the stars flee as it dawns, only he remains.
An earlier post reasoned and deduced that the Illuminati, directly or through the agency of the secret societies, had conquered the final and most priced throne, that of St. Peter. This post is about another throne, that of the kingdom of Hawai’i, which is quite unique in that its last king was worshipful master and at the same time king.
The author and owner of this The WAR Blog, whilst he sojourned in Hawai’i, happened one day to meet a certain man and during their conversation, noticed that the man was wearing a Masonic ring on his right ring finger [4th digit]. This was a ring that just could not escape notice because Shaquille O’Neal [Shaq] had shown off his own version of this very distinctive ring on National TV:
The man then proceeded to say that he was a 32nd Degree Mason and that such a degree is acquired through study. He also mentioned a nearby lodge in Honolulu and he then revealed something very surprising, which was that King David Kalākaua, the Merrie Monarch, the last king of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, was a Freemason and that there were “Masonic stuff” around the base of his statue in Waikiki. The statue is erected in the Waikiki Gateway Park between Kuhio Ave and Kalākaua Ave.
Well, that statue had to be visited and below are the pictures that were taken:
“In 1879, with full Masonic rites, the cornerstone of Iolani Palace was laid, and Kalākaua’s temple, Lodgele Progres De l’Oceanie, still meets today on the palace grounds.
“I think they used to meet in the attic,” said Diamond.
There was a practical reason for Kalākaua’s lodge activities. The monarchs of Europe were also enthusiastic Masons, and through the organization, Kalākaua cemented fraternal ties with other royalty.
“When the Honolulu Masons contacted us and asked if they could loan us the Kalākaua Masonic items, it helped created(sic) the exhibit,” Diamond said. “We don’t normally get the chance to tell this part of the story.”
“Kings and potentates, they’re all Masons,” said Lovell. “And here we’d found these items hidden away, just gathering dust.”
There were no guns in the gun safe, by the way. Lovell, who’s in charge of indexing and filing for the organization, thinks it was used as “a hasty attempt to preserve these items at least a half-century ago. It wasn’t climate-controlled and there’s some degradation.
“We’re finding out that Freemasons were integral to the history of modern Hawaii,” Lovell said. “Many of the best-known leaders during the royal era were Masons.”
That doesn’t mean they were on the same page. During the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Lovell pointed out, there were Masonic lodges fighting on both sides.
(All emphases mine).
That David Kalākaua was a Mason may perhaps explain why and how he ascended to the throne when there were more eligible claimants than he.
Illuminati: Members of Grand Orient Lodges who have been initiated into “The Order and Sect of the Illuminati”. They are a small but powerful group which Include international-minded bankers, industrialists, scientists, military and political leaders, educators, economists, etc. They are men who have accepted the Luciferian plan for the rule of Creation as being preferable to that of Almighty God. They worship Lucifer as required by Albert Pike in his book “Morals and Dogmas”. They acknowledge the authority of no mortal except their leader. They give loyalty to no nation. They direct the CONTINUING LUCIFERIAN CONSPIRACY to prevent God’s plan, for the rule of Creation, being put into practice; they plot to obtain absolute control of this world and everything in it. They use ALL subversive movements to divide masses of the people into opposing camps on political, social, racial, economic, and religious issues, then arm them, and make them fight and destroy each other. They hope to make humanity follow this process of self-destruction until all existing political and religious Institutions have been eliminated. They then plan to crown THEIR leader King-despot of the entire world and enforce the Luciferian dictatorship with Satanic despotism.
Illuminism: The name given to the special rites as written by Professor Adam Weishaupt of Frankfort, Germany, at the instigation of the men who in 1773 constituted the High Priests of Satanism. The ritual of the Illuminati was introduced into the Bavarian Grand Lodge in 1776 as a preliminary step towards infiltrating Grand Orient Lodges into French Freemasonry for the purpose of furthering the plans for ‘The Great French Revolution’ which was scheduled to take place in 1789: A modern version of “The Black Mass” was introduced by Gen. Albert Pike 1871.
International Money-lenders: The Illuminati and their agentur who by reason of their cartels and combines and the use of usury have obtained control of the monetary systems and economy of the so called “Free Nations”. They lead the people of those Nations slowly into economic bondage so they can ultimately enslave them; body, mind, and soul.
1) “[T]he prohibition against funerals and any public funeral service” has changed without all the beliefs that supported that praxis falling away.
2) (Canon 2336[sic]) in the Code of Canon Law (1917): “If, spurning the admonition of the Ordinary, they stay in the illicit relationship, they are to be excommunicated according to the gravity of the deed or struck with personal interdict” is no longer in the current Code (1983).
Can 2356. Bigami, idest qui, obstante coniugali vinculo, aliud matrimonium, etsi tantum civile, ut aiunt, attentaverint, sunt ipso facto infames; et si, spreta Ordinarii monitione, in illicito contubernio persistant, pro diversa reatus gravitate excommunicentur vel personali interdicto plectantur.
1) [D]ivorced and ‘remarried’ Catholics are still recognized as figuring among those to whom ecclesiastical burial may be denied.
2) Catholics were not excommunicated under the 1917 Code for being divorced and remarried.
From the plain reading of the Canon 23362356 referenced by the Archbishop, it deals specifically with bigamy and the one twice married, and infamous for that very fact, faced the ecclesiastical sanctions of either excommunication or personal interdict only afterdisregarding the admonitions of the Ordinary and persisting in their bigamy.
Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez holds a Doctorate Degree in Theology and has been the President of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina [UCA] since 2009. He was previously Dean of the School of Theology of UCA (2008-2009) and Chairman of the Argentine Theological Society (2007-2009). He is also member of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 2014.
Rev. Fernandez’s service to Higher Education and the Catholic Church is extensive and broader. He was in charge of a parish in Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, where he founded the Seminary, the Sacred Science Institute for Teachers, and the Lay Centre for continued faith formation. He also advised local movements and lay institutions, while providing support to catechetical and ecumenical education programs.
He participated in the 5th General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America (2007) and was member of its Editorial Committee. He has been an expert in several commissions of the Argentine Conference of Catholic Bishops (Comision Espiscopal Argentina-CEA) and, since 2014, is member of the Commission for Faith and Culture. On that same year, for the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis appointed Rev. Fernandez as Vice-president for the Message and member of the Editorial Commission in charge of the Report of the Synod entitled Relatio Synodi, on “Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization”. On September 2015, for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, he was also member of the Editorial Commission in charge of the Report of the Synod on the topic of “Vocation and mission of families in the Church and the Contemporary World.”
Since July 2016, Rev. Fernandez is advisor of the Congregation for Catholic Education. He has more than 350 publications in books and articles both in international and national journals from Argentina, Latin American and Europe.
Since we are dealing with Canon Law and Archbishop Fernández – Rector of a Catholic University and with such extensive relevant educational background – has made false factual claims on which his defense is based, by invoking the venerable legal principle Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, one may disregard his entire defense of Ch. 8. of Amoris Laetitia.
For those still wanting to consider the rest of the Archbishop’s defense, be warned that together with the false factual claims, the Archbishop will draw you into his labyrinth by first questioning what the Church has never taught to be exceptions to the 5th and 7th Commandments [cf. CCC 2263 – 2267 and Catholic Encyclopedia > Theft]and proposing that they be considered as exceptions.
Abp. Fernández’s defense of Ch. 8. of Amoris Laetitia and his arguments contained therein are a non-starter.
It is clear that the Archbishop’s defense supports an agenda which is opposed to the Truth.
After 235 years, 10 months, 13,19 days to 13,19.III.2013, the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis, the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, the plan to destroy all the thrones and overturn all the altars in Europe[i] has met with incredible success with the conquering of the final and most priced throne, that of St. Peter.
The Illuminati have taken over the Papacy and placed an agent of their own on the Chair of St. Peter. Pope Francis is an Illuminist ILLUMINATI PRIEST (ed. 6/5/2019).
“Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light from them and to draw them away from it. p.104-5”
The details of the cross are rooted in the Gospel of Luke. That is, the parable of the good shepherd and the lost sheep. Luke 15: 4-7 – What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?
In the center is the figure of a man who represents Jesus, the good shepherd, who is carrying the lost sheep around his neck while the other sheep follow closely. At the very top of the cross is a dove coming down which represents the Holy Spirit coming down from God the Father to God the Son and helping out those who are lost and in darkness and bringing them new life! The linear style is intended to be a symbol for a new ecclesiastical era, a poor Church among the poor, as Pope Francis has indicated. […]
Earlier, they explained ‘Why this Papal Pectoral cross is different’:
For centuries popes, cardinals, and bishops wore the pectoral cross as a sign of authority and prestige amongst other clergy members. In fact, one of the first popes to wear a papal pectoral cross was Pope Leo III, in the year 811. He was given the cross as a gift from Nicephorus, the Patriarch of Constantinople. The cross was made gold and soon became customary for [a] pope to wear a pectoral cross. Since then the pectoral cross has been adorned with gold jewels and precious stones.
With that being said, we can gather that Pope Francis pectoral cross is definitely different from the past. You can see that there is no gold on his pectoral cross nor any precious stones or jewels. Only a simple and humble soul could turn down a solid gold pectoral which is exactly what he did. His Excellency chose to keep the same papal pectoral cross he had [worn] for many years as archbishop and cardinal in Argentina.
The same image Pope Francis selected for his pectoral cross, this pewter-on-wood Jesus the Good Shepherd cross has been designed just for your home. The image is a favorite because it was found painted in the Roman catacombs and is one of the earliest artistic depictions of Jesus by Christians. […]
A Google image search for “Good Shepherd catacombs” returns images that are quite different from the image on Pope Francis’ pectoral cross. A capture of some below:
The Good Shepherd of the catacombs would have inspired a cross like the following:
In his encyclical Humanum Genus (April 20, 1884) on Freemasonry, Pope Leo XIII teaches that since the fall of man, they have been two sides/Kingdoms/(St. Augustine’s two cities), which are in conflict with one another. The one is the kingdom of God on earth, namely, the true Church of Jesus Christ contending with the kingdom of Satan. The pope then goes on to teach that even in his day, the latter was led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons.[ii]
Since the catacombs’ images are quite different from the image on Pope Francis’ pectoral cross, let’s examine the other side to see whether the inspiration for this image is from them. The man in the image appears to make “X” across his chest. So what then does “X” symbolize? The Illuminati is a secret society within the secret society of Freemasonry, and Adam Weishaupt, having been disillusioned with Freemasonry, upon founding the Illuminati, synthesized many of the elements from the ancient mystery religions. One the symbolism of “X” is its association with death and the Egyptian god Osiris and it turns out that:
Osiris was the good shepherd who was loved by his people and it was felt that paying homage and venerating him would help Egypt and Egyptians to be successful. […][iii]
And here is his image:
Now we are left to explain the “dove”.
Osiris’ sister/wife is Isis who, even though a dove is one of her sacred birds’ symbols[iv], often takes the form of the black kite. The image on Pope Francis’ pectoral cross is taken from the depiction of her fanning renewed life into Osiris with her wings[v].
This, therefore, ascertains the fact that beyond their wildest dreams, the Illuminati have taken over the Papacy and placed an agent of their own on the Chair of St. Peter.
POPE FRANCIS IS AN ILLUMINIST.
[PS There is a “13” – Satan’s number, a number for them that signifies rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, and revolution – on the clothing below the waist (see tweet embedded below). What is the bent image between the “1” and “3”? If it is what I think it is [a serpentine head phallus (ed. 6/5/19)] then the image is deciphered completely: The god of the underworld and the dead with his captive cadaverous sheep and his Antichrist are in place of Christ, God, the Good Shepherd.]
What remains is speculate on (ed. 6/5/19) [H]is degree:
Since god Osiris on the Pectoral Cross makes an “X”, Pope Francis could belong to one of the following degrees:
I will put my money on him being an Pope Francis is an Illuminati Priest (3rd Class: Mysteries) [ed. 6/5/2019].
POPE FRANCIS IS AN ILLUMINISTILLUMINATI PRIEST (ed. 6/5/2019) and AN APOSTATE BISHOP[vi].
And now, a lot of things make sense and can be explained.
The dragon, the beast, and the false prophet signify Satan, Antichrist, and the principle apostle of Antichrist. These three different beings command all the other demons. In the work of our redemption, the three divine persons of the adorable Trinity manifested themselves. The Son adores the Father; the Holy host gives glory to the Son. And we see that in the mystery of iniquity Antichrist adores Satan and the false prophet glorifies Antichrist. Hence we have every reason to show that this false prophet will be an individual person and not a collective term to designate the universality of preachers engaged in the service of Antichrist. We can assert that he will not be a king, nor a general of an army, but a clever apostate, fallen from the episcopal dignity. From being an apostle of the Gospel he will become the first preacher of the false messiah. – TAN | HISTORY OF ANTICHRIST by Rev. P. Huchedé > Chapter 2 – The Action > ARTICLE II – CONTEST AND RELIGIOUS SWAY OF ANTICHRIST > 2. his Apostles pg. 24
Every time Bergoglio speaks, even Novus Ordo Catholics scratch their heads. Wherever his theology comes from, it’s not remotely Catholic – much less Christian. It’s as if he’s making it up as he goes along. His real passion is actually pushing exactly the same Western Globalist agendas as politicians like Merkel, Obama, and Cameron.
Today, for instance, he condemned people who speak of Europe’s ‘Christian roots’, heavily implying that’s fascist.
Hm. I hadn’t thought about it, but now that you mention it, that’s exactly the kind of thing certain rabbis would say. It’s just more evidence that the Catholic Church no longer exists. Bergoglio is a fraud, presiding over another Disneyland theme park just as rife with mind control and pedophile issues wrapped up in a simulacrum.
‘Pope’ Francis says ISIS is just like Jesus sending out his disciples.
– See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/2016/05/pope-francis-longtime.html#sthash.kezILGRc.dpuf
Luis said (May 23, 2016):
Absolutely Dr. Henry, Bergoglio is a Gnostic, always speaks with double talking, semantic deception, using, of course, Christian terminology to fool people…..not many people have decoded this deception, which for me is the most cunning and deceptive (but so obvious for those who have studied the cabala, it’s development into Gnosticism and how it is used now in Christian churches to fool people…
Bergoglio is the biblical false prophet, who is dragging into apostasy as many Catholics (and others) possible…plus he is working [on] building a universal church, by having endless meeting with leaders of others faiths and creeds. Simon Peres in 2013 asked him if he wanted to be the symbolic leader of this universal religion…we don’t know what the answer was!!!
The true pope is Benedict XVI, which never left the Vatican…there are many prophecies stating that in some point Catholics would have to choose between a false pope and a true one, that we would have two popes at the same time (St. Catherine Emmerich for example)…
Pius X 1905 vision of a future pope…Pius saw this man crying and praying alone in the Vatican and that he would be martyred in the end of tribulations…Pius said that this future pope would share the same name as his – Giuseppe/Joseph…so it is Benedict XVI !!!
ROME, July 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An atheist philosopher friend of Benedict XVI has strongly criticized Pope Francis, accusing the Holy Father of not preaching the Gospel but politics, fomenting schism, and issuing secularist statements aimed at destroying the West.
In a fiery interview published July 10 in Mattino di Napoli, Marcello Pera, who co-wrote the famous 2005 book Without Roots with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, said he cannot understand the Pope who, he said, goes beyond the bounds of “rational comprehension.”
A philosophy professor, member of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, and a former president of the Italian Senate, Pera said he believes the reason why the Pope calls for unlimited immigration is because he “hates the West” and is seeking to do all he can “to destroy it.”
He added that he does not like the Pope’s magisterium, saying it is “not the Gospel, only politics,” and that Francis is “little or not at all interested in Christianity as doctrine, in its theological aspect.”
“His statements appear to be based on Scripture,” he said, but “actually they are strongly secularist.”
In this week’s interview, Pera said he believes the open doors approach to migrants that the Pope is advancing will lead to a “bad reaction” with no desirable solution. He said the Pope’s positions underline that he is not in “perfect harmony” with “conservative Catholics and the rest of the Church.”
Bergoglio is not a Christian, much less a Catholic. His brand of religion is some kind of bizarre Jebbie-socialist-Gnostic mash-up, and his leadership style is that of a petty, little dictator. That’s why the Jews and Freemasons in Argentina love him, and they schemed with the St. Gallen mafia to get him elected. So don’t be shocked by any of this. July 14, 2017 at 10:16 PM
Pubblico qui sotto un video di una tv argentina, pregando i lettori di andare direttamente al minuto 20:50. Il signore coi capelli grigi , Juan Bautista “Tata” Yofre (71 anni), non è un analista politico qualunque: in Argentina è stato Segretario del la Inteligencia del Estado, insomma dei servizi, dal 1989-1990, poi ambasciatore durante il governo Menem.
Ebbene: dopo il minuto 230:50, l’ex capo dei servizi racconta:
Ho avuto un incontro col capo del’intelligenc del VAticano, perché Beglglio ha un capo dell’ntelligence, io lo conosco…E’ un civile”, precisa rispondendo alla domanda di Mainhard, sesia un sacerdote. “che mi ha detto: io sono massone. E il papa anche”.
Penso sia una testimonianza da non sottovalutare.
Dal sito di maurizio blondet. Mio commento: vero o falso? Si può indagare, almeno? Aggiungo che, a norma di diritto canonico, un massone non è per forza un delinquente, ma credo non possa fare il prete. Forse potrebbe essere scomunicato. E non ritengo uno scomunicato possa essere eletto papa.
I’m still waiting for a book called “The Freemason Pope” to be released. Bergoglio is a [M]ason in case many of you didn’t know this. (most people have no clue) – His ties to freemasonry would also explain many of the characteristics explained in this book.
So, where is this love they hold for Islam? Their love for Islam runs in parallel with their misuse of Christianity, which truly means that their false love for Islam is nothing but a deceiving tool allowing them to use the religion of Mohamed as the executioner that will wipe out the Christians and the Jews from the face of the earth. They, the Muslims, will be doing the dirty work for the same group of people who did not hesitate to kill 500,000 Iraqis between 2003 and 2011. If they succeeded in accomplishing this plot, the elite would move on to find a way to rid themselves of those same Muslims they used to carry out and cover their evils. In fact, Francis and Obama honor an entirely different doctrine that has roots in Gnosticism and Kabbalah, but this is a whole different subject which very few can come to accept as truth.
– The WILD VOICE CNN Interview (Full Text) | Paul Joseph C, The WILD VOICE
Then on Monday, a high-ranking figure in the Bulgarian Orthodox church, Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv, dismissed the pope’s visit as political and condemned in harsh terms his efforts to improve ties between the churches.
“The goal of all of this is to unite all the religions around the pope, so that when the Antichrist comes, for the pope to welcome him, and through him, all who are coming along with him,” Nikolai told a congregation in a church in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city.
Can. 1374 A person who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty; however, a person who promotes or directs an association of this kind is to be punished with an interdict.
[Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick] once said: I see so many ecclesiastics under the ban of excommunication! But they seem quite at their ease, almost unconscious of their state; and yet, all who join associations, take part in enterprises, or adhere to opinions condemned by the Church, are really excommunicated by that fact itself. I see such men hemmed in, as it were, by a wall of fog. By this we may clearly see what account God makes of the decrees, orders, and prohibitions of the Head of the Church and how rigorously He exacts their observance, whilst men coolly mock and scoff at them. – The Life And Revelations Of Anne Catherine Emmerich Complete