Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That “All Religions Are True” At Historic Third Vatican Council

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For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962. Pope Francis convened the new council to “finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.” While some traditionalists and conservative reactionaries on the far right have decried these efforts, they have delighted progressives around the world.

The Third Vatican Council concluded today with Pope Francis announcing that Catholicism is now a “modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.”

“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God” Pope Francis declared.

In a speech that shocked many, the Pope claimed “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”

One statement in the Pope’s speech has sent traditionalists into a fit of confusion and hysteria. “God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future, it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!”

In addition to the Pope’s sweeping calls for tolerance and a new progressive understanding of Catholicism, he condemned racism, raising his voice and pounding the podium in front of him. Pope Francis spent over an hour castigating anti-immigrant politicians, parties and individuals. Wagging his finger sternly with righteous indignation, the Pope shouted “Racism today is the ultimate evil in the world. When Italians, Spanish or French turn back the boats of African migrants seeking a better life, are they not like the inn keeper who told Mary and Joseph that there was no room for them and the infant Christ? These migrants are children of God and we are commanded to love them!”

His voice loudly echoing through St. Peter’s basilica, the Pope stated “those who would dare to turn immigrants away, be they legal or undocumented, turn their backs on Christ himself! A racist is not a true Christian. A racist casts aside his humanity to become a beast, a demon! He is the embodiment and personification of evil, a Satan!”

To a chorus of thunderous applause, Pope Francis stated “because Muslims, Hindus and African Animists are also made in the very likeness and image of God, to hate them is to hate God! To reject them to is to reject God and the Gospel of Christ. Whether we worship at a church, a synagogue, a mosque or a mandir, it does not matter. Whether we call God, Jesus, Adonai, Allah or Krishna, we all worship the same God of love. This truth is self-evident to all who have love and humility in their hearts!”

In a announcement that shocked many people, Pope Francis warned that “those who seek to deny a home to the migrant, to the African and the Muslim, risk their membership in the church. We will consider excommunication for those whose souls willingly dwell in the darkness and evil of intolerance and racism. Satan himself is a metaphor or a personification, for the collective evils of mankind. Today, these evils manifest foremost as racism, intolerance, religious persecution and bigotries of all kinds.”

A couple of prominent Catholic cardinals have responded to Pope Francis’ declarations by leaving the church. Cardinal Arinze of Nigeria asked, “what do we stand for if we declare that truth is relative? On the contrary, truth exists independently of our personal feelings. All of this talk of love and tolerance is hollow if we have no identity of our own, if we stand for nothing. I charge that Francis has become a heretic, and that he is not a valid Pope. Indeed, Francis is no longer even a Catholic. The seat of Saint Peter is vacant. I am now a Sedevacantist. I should have become one long ago. The Vatican has embraced ecumenism in the past, but worse than that, it has now embraced moral relativism on abortion and homosexuality. At the same time it is embracing moral absolutism in favour of illegal immigration and cultural genocide against Europe.”

In his most controversial statement, Cardinal Arinze said “Islam has overrun my own country, and now it threatens to overrun Europe. Some parts of Nigeria now live under Islamic Sharia law. Catholics there are no longer free to practice their faith publicly. Francis is a fool if he thinks that his liberal immigration policy will end well. He has betrayed western civilization. Vatican City will one day become a giant mosque if things continue in Europe along their present course. Those in the West who ignore this truth, do so at their own peril.”

In an angry and vitriolic rant revealing deep self-hating tendencies, the African Cardinal Arinze stated “There is nothing wrong with Europeans who want to protect their borders. The problem is that there is not enough border control and the immigration policies are far too lenient in Europe. Is it racist to desire to preserve one’s own home? Why is it racist to want to preserve your own culture and a future for your people and your children? Have white people gone stupid today?”

This much is clear, the Catholic Church has made a decision to rejoin humanity and to reject intolerance and extremism. The church has lost a few narrow-minded bigots, with reports of some small parishes and a few cardinals and bishops defecting, but Pope Francis has gained the friendship of the world. Pope Francis deserves praise for taking a humane stand in defence of human rights and against bigotry.

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15 comments

  1. where did you get this information?

  2. Quote
    We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone.

    Psalms 119:89 “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.”

    Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

    Matthew 5:18-19… “18”For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19″Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.…

    Your leader is a false prophet – people of the catholic faith, leave her now before it’s too late…

    Revelation 18:3-5 “…3″For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” 4I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.…

    1. I believe that this is the last pope that will be in power before the Lord Jesus returns. This guy is not of the Lord, saying that all religions are true whereas the bible clearly states that Jesus is the ONLY WAY. Great verses Luigi.

  3. I would like to believe this and you did have me going but I clicked “Disclaimer” and discovered that “The original content on this blog is largely satirical.” Ah well, maybe the NEXT pope …

  4. I am sorry but the pope does not speak for God. All religions are NOT true. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through him. SO all religions are not true.

    1. AngelMiche · · Reply

      Awesome keep it up!!!

    2. Andy Fergerson, NO thank God, He does NOT speak for the REAL God of heaven and earth, but takes way too many Bible scriptures out of context. It’s either God’s/Jesus’ Word or NOTHING. This ‘man’ is trying to please the public but needs to stick to God’s Truth and not his own. The road to hell is paved with delusional intentions and I have NO need to go that way. Matthew 7:15, Acts 17:11, etc., check God/Jesus/Apostles for yourself, and put to the ‘test’ how much of what they’ve said has ‘come true’ thus far, and read the book of Revelation (and ask God to help you to understand it while you’re at it, because anyone can read it but ‘undeerstanding’ it is something totally different) for further ‘truth’ about the end of days? God help this man, to stand up for what’s ‘right’ even when others don’t agree with him.

  5. Mandiepantsz · · Reply

    Religion is the process of remembering and developing your loving relationship with God. In this way, anyone who is practicing devotion and developing their love for God is on the right path.

    Jesus did not act hatefully to anyone. He was encouraging to all. If He, perfect and pure had no reason to judge, how can we justify our judgement of others?

    We are so capeable of developing compassion for all! This does not mean we have to adhere to the lifestyles we don’t resonate with. It means we try to find common ground of peace so that we have the best atmosphere for evolving. Let that man do his work over there and I’ll do mine over here. We take care of our own irritations the best we can and if we need help we speak with humility knowing that just as we feel great irritation with others, so have we also caused great irritation.

    We are all low and impure, yet we think we are better than others. Judging others is like someone on the highway speeding at 75 criticizing someone driving 85. We are all sinful…meaning separated from God, not worthless. If we act in judgement to others, they will not be able to improve…think how you felt when you were little and an adult leaned harshly on you…If we are truly shining our lights, others will come, willingly in their own time. It is not us who changes them.

    I believe that God is changing and evolving our hearts, but that He, Absolute Truth is unchanging. He is our Guiging Light, ever constant for us to migrate twords.

    This Pope is not perfect. No one here is. He is working very hard, openly and bravely to bring the energy of the heart back to his path. Perhaps there are things he has said we have misunderstood….that may have been taken out of context…

    We may see things differently…and that is okay. Everything is ok. All is well. God is the Creator, Arranger, Maintainer and Destroyer and He’s got everything under control…we can truly, truly do our own individual best, speak to others with love and know without a doubt He will take care of the rest.

    The greatest of these is Love. This is all we need. If we reference our actions to the question ‘am I acting in the mode of Love’, we will know if we are walking the path to God or if we have wandered off momentarily or substantially.

    Developing our hearts is a difficult and constant process and we should be gentle with ourselves and others.

  6. AngelMiche · · Reply

    How awful it keeps getting worse ..the blind and lost selling lies to us as truth..so we can keep selling and passing it off as truth!
    All roads (religions) do not lead to the one same God.Impossible!! There is. Only One God who knew he had to do a great Sacrifice for the Salvation and Redemption of the human race whom he created and surely loves :-)

    1. Amen to what you posted AngelMiche, now if only others decided to ‘check God/Jesus’ out for themselves, they’d find out what this ‘man’ is saying is NOT Biblical, man mixed and messed up wordism. New Age/One World/Religious mess.

  7. Jesus did not act hatefully towards others but lets not forget He said to the woman caught in adultery “Go and SIN NO MORE. ” recognising that what she had done was sin. Also He got very ANGRY (yes, Jesus got angry) with the moneychangers in the temple and He yelled at them and overturned their tables and chairs. I think it is safe to say He was not gentle and forgiving and peaceful towards them.

    1. John 7:53 – 8:11, or the story of the adulteress, is not found among the oldest New Testament manuscripts. It should be regarded as a later interpolation. Many modern Bibles contain a footnote attesting to this.

  8. this is just confirmation of the Pope’s “END TIME FALSE PROPHET status” in the book of REVELATION of the HOLY BIBLE… come out of her my children, saith the LORD.

  9. So the truth in mathematics is absolute while in religion it’s undefined…

  10. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4

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