Is Francis The Last Pope?

To the radical academic Cornel West, “Pope Francis is a gift from heaven.”  To many conservative Catholics, he is the worst Pope in centuries.

Listening to Pope Francis one gets the impression that he would be rather content to let the UN run the world, despite the fact that the UN is increasingly run by leftists and Islamists.   Pope Francis himself prefers communism to capitalism which he refers to as “the dung of the devil,” and in the same speech he urged Communists, Socialists and leftists to keep “organizing” and not to “lose heart!”

Where other Popes sought to save souls, Francis prefers to save the planet, play politics, and bash capitalism.  We have all heard him pay homage to moral relativism and socialism that are at the very heart of the global left.  He has become a spokesman for gun control, for world government, for unrestrained immigration, for the redistribution of wealth by central planners, for climate-change activism, and open borders, etc.

Just as he seems to favor a one-world government, Francis also seems to be drawn by the vision of a one-world religion even though he hasn’t said it in so many words.  He has, however, indicated his vision of an “eventual” blending of religions, something that is definitely not the “one flock, one shepherd” Church that Christ spoke of but something a bit more diverse.

One way to achieve this unity in diversity is by deemphasizing doctrine. Doctrinal differences are, after all, the main dividing line between different faiths. Thus, by downplaying the importance of doctrine—something he has done fairly consistently throughout his papacy—it’s probable that Francis hopes to smooth the path to interreligious harmony.  

Perhaps that also explains why, when accepting the Charlemagne Prize, the Pope did not call for the restoration of Christianity but, for the spread of a new European humanism.   As he sees it, the main obstacle to achieve this humanitarian goal is fundamentalist Christians.  It also helps explain why, when speaking of the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel by two jihadists, Francis drew a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity by saying “if I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence.”

Or why he told a group of Protestants in 2014,  that he was not “interested in converting Evangelicals to Catholicism,” because they should “find Jesus in their own community.”   Or why on another occasion he criticized Pope Benedict’s “ordinate” for Anglicans interested in becoming Catholic by saying that they should stay “as Anglicans.”  It might also explain why in the Evangelii Gaudium Francis left the impression that Jews shouldn’t be evangelized, an impression later confirmed by the Vatican.

In his book The Political Pope: How Pope Francis is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives, George Neumayr writes that Pope Francis is the most liberal pope in the history of the Catholic Church who is not only championing the causes of the global elite but undermining centuries old Catholic teaching and practice.  

He further writes that Francis not only does not defend the Church’s teachings but is in fact diluting them.  “It is a pontificate, at times, beyond parody.  Francis is the first pope to approve of adultery, flirt with proposals to bless gay marriages and cohabitation, tell atheists not to convert, tell Catholics to not breed “like rabbits,” praises the Koran, supports a secularized Europe, and celebrate Martin Luther. “

Neumayr  explains  how Francis’s rise to the papacy would never have occurred if left-wing radicals had not been scheming to install Jorge Bergoglio at the Vatican for years. These bishops met annually as the “St. Gallen Group,” but as one of the its architects, Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, has admitted, the group informally called itself quite fittingly “the Mafia.” Why the Mafia? Well, perhaps because Cardinal Danneels and some of his colleagues seemed rather ruthless, as in their being pro-abortion.

Source:  Pope Francis, Indifferentism, and Islamization by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine;  An Interview with George Neumayr, Author of The Political Pope, Maike Hickson ; Why Would a Pope Want to Undo the work of John Paul II and Benedict XVI?, by Patrick Tyrrell, American spectator

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