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Response to Bishop Schneider regarding the question of the true Pope

4 March 2020

On 28 February 2020, Bishop Schneider released an essay on the question of the true Pope. He stubbornly sticks to his demagogy according to which Bergoglio must continue in the highest office even though he is a heretic. Through Schneider’s fault, the present-day Church gives the impression of a suicidal system where common sense does not work any more.

But did not God allow Bergoglio to ascend to the papacy? So what might be His purpose in that?

By his heretical provocations, Bergoglio has unintentionally exposed the entire apostate system which has destroyed the Church since Vatican Council II. Vatican II’s ambiguous terms, Nostra Aetate declaration and aggiornamento opened the door to a massive spread of heresies. Bergoglio’s reverence for the Pachamama demon is only an implementation of the Nostra Aetate declaration.

What does the Apostle of Nations say to the question of heresies and heretics?

The Apostle Paul has not only the authority of an apostle but also the authority of a sacred author through whom God speaks. In Gal 1:8-9, he clearly states: “But even if we (that is, the Apostle Paul or the Apostle Peter or any of the apostles), or an angel from heaven (who has greater authority than man), preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed – anathema!”

Quote by Schneider: The canons that address the automatic loss of an ecclesiastical office for heresy in the 1917 Code of Canon Law (canon 188 §4) and in the 1983 Code of Canon Law (canon 194 §2) are not applicable to the Pope.”

Today clericals, i.e. Church heretics, pharisees and scribes, cast the Code of Canon Law in the faces of sincere priests and bishops who long for a revival. Everyone should know, however, that the canon law applies to the Church founded on orthodox doctrine and morals. This foundation gave authority to the canon law. But if the foundations of orthodox doctrine are destroyed and the Code serves only to consolidate the apostate system, it loses its authority. It then no longer serves for the protection but rather self-destruction of the Church. The Church’s laws must be subordinated to God’s laws, and not as happens now when God’s laws are being destroyed by ecclesiastical commands and orthodoxy by Church decrees and exhortations. The canon law in the hands of heretics who require false obedience is a means of killing souls en masse!

Quote by Schneider: “Neither Gratian nor St Robert Bellarmine nor St Alphonsus, nor other renowned theologians asserted with their opinions a doctrine of the Magisterium of the Church.

They did not express their opinions as a doctrine because it was not necessary. Their teachings and the doctrine of the Church were in complete agreement with the Scriptures and therefore did not deviate from the Magisterium. They did not need to form their own orthodox Magisterium. There was no false magisterium at the time, but today there is. At that time, it would not have occurred to anyone that the Pope could bring the unclean Pachamama idol to the Vatican and worship it.

Quote by Schneider: “… the matter (of the automatic loss of the papal office by a heretical Pope) remains at least doubtful.”

Bergoglio made a provocative apostate gesture with Pachamama. In this case, the automatic loss of the papal office is not at least doubtful, as Schneider says, but it is covered by the clear statement in Gal 1:8: If anyone preaches any other gospel, let him be accursed, i.e. excluded.”

Quote by Schneider: “Even if one supports the opinion of the automatic loss of the papal office for heresy, in the case of Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals or of a representative group of bishops has not issued a declaration regarding this.”

This is no argument, this is shameful!

Quote by Schneider: “… (there has been no declaration of bishops) regarding the automatic loss of papal office, specifying the concrete heretical pronouncements and the date when they happened.”

Why not? Besides other apostate manifestations, the apparent apostasy of Bergoglio took place in the Pachamama ceremony accompanied by a pagan ritual in the Vatican Gardens on 4 October 2019. Why have bishops not issued a declaration specifying at least this date and at least this reason for Bergoglio’s exclusion? Because they do not worry about God’s flock but about themselves.

Quote by Schneider: “According to the opinion of St Robert Bellarmine, a single bishop, priest, or lay faithful cannot state the fact of the loss of papal office for heresy.”

The conditions in the Church are such that not even two true-Catholic bishops can join efforts in the fight for restoration of the Church. Some have been intimidated, others isolated and forbidden to speak in the media. An example is the former Kazakhstan Archbishop Lenga, now living in Poland.

The Pachamama “affair” has led to such heresy which is indisputable; the fact that bishops are silent even on this is a sign of the abnormal decay of the Catholic hierarchy.

Quote by Schneider: “Consequently, even if a single bishop or priest is convinced that Pope Francis has committed the crime of heresy, he has no authority to eliminate his name from the Canon of the Mass.”

Schneider says that as a result of the fact that bishops have not publicly declared Bergoglio’s apostasy, no one has authority to stop naming him in the liturgy. After Bergoglio’s apostate Pachamama ceremony, however, every priest is bound by Scripture, Tradition and conscience not to name Bergoglio in the Holy Mass in his parish and, similarly, every bishop is obliged to forbid naming the apostate Francis in his diocese. Neither Archbishop Viganò, nor Archbishop Lenga or others name him and are thus in no unity with an apostate.

Quote by Schneider: “Catholics should also consider the correct teachings of the (heretical) Pope as part of the Magisterium of the Church, his correct decisions as part of the Church’s legislation, and his appointments of bishops and cardinals as valid.”

By this statement, Schneider clearly contradicts the Dogmatic Bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio by Paul IV which states that a heretic is no Pope and all his actions are null and void. Schneider’s purpose is to keep Bergoglio in office at all costs and to let him destroy the Church as much as possible.

Quote by Schneider: “St Robert Bellarmine wrote: Just as it is licit to resist the Pontiff who attacks the body, so also is it licit to resist him who attacks souls or destroys the civil order or above all, tries to destroy the Church. I say that it is licit to resist him by not doing what he orders and by impeding the execution of his will.” (De Romano Pontifice, II, 29)

St Bellarmine expresses the teaching of Scripture and the whole Tradition. Schneider, however, uses this citation to question it in the following context.

Quote by Schneider: “The Pope and the Church are indeed not totally identical. The Pope is the visible head of the Militant Church on earth, but at the same time he is also a member of the Mystical Body of Christ.”

If Schneider acknowledges this to be the characteristics of the Pope, he must also acknowledge Scripture, Paul IV’s Bull, St Alphonsus and other Doctors of the Church, such as St Bellarmine who says: “A Pope who is a manifest heretic ceases in himself to be Pope and head, just as he ceases in himself to be a Christian and member of the body of the Church: whereby, he can be judged and punished by the Church.” (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30)

Quote by Schneider: “Declaring Pope Francis to be an invalid Pope, either because of his heresies or because of an invalid election (for reasons of alleged violations of the Conclave norms…) are … actions aimed at remedying the current unprecedented crisis of the papacy. They are purely human and betray a spiritual myopia.”

In spite of his manipulative statements and lies, Schneider also tells a certain truth, namely that the current crisis of the papacy is unprecedented. Declaring Pope Francis to be an invalid Pope because of heresies are therefore not purely human actions, as he says, neither do they betray a spiritual myopia. They betray the attitude of Scripture and Tradition. Schneider would thus have to condemn the whole Church as having suffered from myopia throughout 2,000 years. The Apostle Paul likewise would have to be condemned as suffering from myopia and so would Pope Paul IV and his Dogmatic Bull as well as St Bellarmine for their adherence to the teaching of the Church. Schneider does not adhere to the Church’s teaching but rather to demagogy, absurdly keeping a heretic and apostate in office.

Quote by Schneider: “The problem cannot be resolved by human efforts, but requires a divine intervention.”

God has already intervened by placing an anathema on every heretic in Gal 1:8 for heresy. Bergoglio is under an anathema because of a false gospel, and now bishops need only use human efforts and make the anathema public. Schneider, however, purposefully denies it.

Quote by Schneider: “Attempts to resolve the current crisis of the papacy which favour the opinion of St Robert Bellarmine with its concrete solution … are doomed to fail from the start.”

This is not a matter of the opinion of St Robert Bellarmine but of the reality expressed by Scripture in Gal 1:8, by Tradition and by the Dogmatic Bull of Paul IV. If, in Schneider’s view, these foundations are doomed to fail, one can no longer speak of the Catholic Church.

Schneider concludes: “We must not be lax in proclaiming Catholic truth and warning and admonishing when papal words and actions clearly harm the faith.”

What nonsense is this: Catholics must not be lax in proclaiming Catholic truth, but as for the Pope, it is necessary to warn everyone against him because his words and actions seriously harm and destroy the faith. He is automatically excluded from the Mystical Body of Christ, but according to Schneider he must stay in office and continue to destroy the doctrinal and moral foundations of the Church.

Quote by Schneider: “But what all true sons and daughters of the Church ought to do now is launch a serious world-wide crusade of prayer and penance to implore a divine intervention.”

True sons and daughters of the Catholic Church, including sincere journalists, are led by the nose by Schneider’s manipulations and are turned into fools. Schneider says in another place that the only way out of the crisis is to wait until the heretical Pope dies. Now he calls for a world-wide crusade to implore a divine intervention, which in the context means that God must strike Bergoglio dead as soon as possible so that the situation may be canonically settled.


Schneider’s heretical demagogy keeps true sons and daughters of the Catholic Church passive and does not allow them to get rid of the spiritual murderer who is destroying the Church and leading their souls to destruction by virtue of false obedience.

In this situation, the solution to how to be saved from the apostate system under Bergoglio is the synodal path. The Germans used this opportunity for bad purposes, namely to destroy the Church even more intensively. The responsible bishops and priests in each nation should immediately use the synodal path for true restoration of the Church. Why? Because if the process of apostasy continues, it will penetrate so deeply that the true Church of Christ will become a little flock. The Scripture says about it, however, that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, though it will only survive as an underground Church. If the individual nations are offered the opportunity for spiritual restoration through the synodal path, true Catholics can then be united again under a Pope who will defend orthodox doctrine and God’s commandments. The synodal path, though it may look like a schism, is no schism in this situation but the way of salvation from the dictates of heresy leading to hell. The goal is to remain in unity with Christ and His teaching which guarantees eternal salvation.


+ Elijah

Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate

+ Methodius OSBMr                         + Timothy OSBMr

Secretary Bishops



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