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BCP: The teachings of St Bellarmine on a heretic on the papal throne

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Extract from St Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice, Book II, Chapter 30:

St Robert Bellarmine (1610): The Pope who is manifestly a heretic ceases by himself to be Pope and head, in the same way as he ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church.”

This statement of St Bellarmine is in accordance with the Word of God, with the Tradition of the Church, and confirmed by the Sixth and Eighth General Councils. It is based on the fundamental assumption that a heretic has excluded himself from the Church and is not its member, and therefore cannot be its head either. This statement applies fully to the pseudo-pope Bergoglio because his heresies are manifest. If the Church does not stand up against his heresies, at least now, it will be transformed into an anti-church of Satan in line with his agenda.

St Bellarmine further explains: It is proven with arguments from authority and from reason that the manifest heretic is “ipso facto” deposed. The argument from authority is based on St Paul (Titus, 3), who orders that the heretic be avoided after two warnings, that is, after showing himself to be manifestly obstinate – which means before any excommunication or judicial sentence.”

St Bellarmine appeals to arguments from reason and authority, i.e. to the Apostle Paul, and emphasizes that a manifestly obstinate heretic is ipso facto excluded from the Church.

St Bellarmine further states: And this is what St Jerome writes, adding that the other sinners are excluded from the Church by sentence of excommunication, but the heretics exile themselves and separate themselves by their own act from the body of Christ. The non-Christian cannot in any way be Pope… he cannot be head of what he is not a member; now he who is not a Christian is not a member of the Church, and a manifest heretic is not a Christian, as is clearly taught by St Cyprian (lib. 4, epist. 2), St Athanasius (Ser. 2 cont. Arian.), St Augustine (lib. De grat. Christ. cap. 20), St Jerome (Dial. contra Lucifer.) and others; therefore the manifest heretic cannot be Pope.”

St Paul points to anathema, which means excommunication for preaching another gospel. The word anathema also means curse, and the fruit of curse is eternal damnation in hell for those who do not, by adequate repentance, return, while there is time, to the Church of Christ, not to the synagogue of Satan, which Bergoglio and his sect represent today.

A brief instruction according to Scripture, St Bellarmine and Pope Paul IV as applied to the current situation:

Bergoglio, who occupies the office of head of the Church, is in fact the head not of the Church of Christ, but of the anti-church called Deep Church. It is not the Body of Christ, but the Body of the Antichrist. This is evidenced by the facts that Bergoglio enthroned the Pachamama demon in the main basilica of the Church, had himself publicly dedicated to Satan by a sorcerer in Canada, promotes a sodomite anti-gospel, and introduces anti-sacraments such as the Church’s blessing of sodomite unions and pseudo-priesthood with the invalid ordination of women, lesbians and transsexuals.

This is the anti-Christ system and Bergoglio is the head of this pernicious organism! He is not the head of the Church of Christ. He is a man dedicated to Satan, who abolishes the laws of God and introduces anti-laws that contradict even the natural laws. With a false gospel (cf. Gal 1:8-9), he leads deceived Catholics to destruction. The Apostle Paul’s statement in 2 Thessalonians about rebellion against God fully applies to Bergoglio. Bergoglio is no ordinary heretic; he has been intent from the very beginning on destroying the Church at its core. Nothing could be worse for the Church. Even St Bellarmine said: It would be the most miserable condition of the Church, if she would be compelled to acknowledge a manifestly tearing wolf for a shepherd.”

Unfortunately, the Catholic Church is in this most miserable condition today. It is the heresy of papolatry that contributes to it, which claims that the Pope can commit the greatest heresies that exist and remain Pope. The papolatrists say: “The Roman Pontiff cannot fall into formal heresy because of the divine assistance offered to the successors of St Peter, which is given in answer to Christ’s prayer for the never-failing faith of Peter.” History has shown that this statement contradicts reality. It is absurd to use this statement to deny the obvious facts and to make believe that the blatant heresies of Jorge Bergoglio do not exist.

The consequence is that the Church, following his example, as if he were a proper Pope, must throw away the laws of God, accept the blessing of sodomite unions, and take as a matter of course his precedent-setting dedication to Satan, while hypocritically appealing to Christ’s prayer for the Apostle Peter. This is a tragic self-delusion. Similarly, the Jews demagogically claimed that God could not allow the temple to be destroyed. And when it was burning, they jumped into the fire like madmen, still believing that it was not true. God did allow the destruction of the temple. It remains destroyed to this day.

The heresy of papolatry is constantly promoted by Bishop Schneider. This state of affairs within the Church is worse than any external persecution under which tens of thousands of martyrs have died for their faithfulness to Jesus and His teachings. Today, when the greatest heretic of all time occupies the papacy, the heresy of papolatry is collaborating in the internal destruction of the fundamental roots of faith and morals. While hypocritically claiming that the external unity of the Church cannot be shattered, the papolatrists do not care about inner unity with Christ, which is the condition of salvation. Under the influence of this heresy, the Bergoglian sect will thus gradually take over even the remnants of the external structure, unless the bishops and their dioceses separate themselves in time from the Bergoglian sect and from the heresy of papolatry.

Bergoglio justifies the most serious crimes by saying that this is “what the Holy Spirit says to the churches” (Rev). This is a blatant lie. All this is, in fact, the work of the antichrist, and the fruit bears painful witness to it. Everyone can see by the fruit that the spirit behind the pseudo pope Jorge Bergoglio is the spirit of antichrist. The Apostle speaks of the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition. And he continues: “He opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2Th 2:4)

Bergoglio presents himself as the visible representative of Christ on earth, although he has publicly and provocatively dedicated himself to Satan in Canada. Under false obedience, he is forcing the entire Church and every member of it into rebellion against Christ and His commandments. In reality, he is a visible representative of Satan, to whom he has publicly dedicated himself. Even before he usurped the papal office, he came with the intention of abolishing God’s laws and commandments through promoting the legalization of the iniquity of sodomy. Bergoglio proclaims a different teaching, a false gospel, for which he has been subject to God’s multiple anathema according to Gal 1:8-9.

The Apostle further says: “The secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth… The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2Th 2:3-10)

The Apostle John repeatedly points out the false prophet in the Apocalypse, who always appears in connection with the beast. St John says that out of the mouth of the false prophet came three unclean spirits like frogs (Rev 16:13). Bergoglio occupies the highest office in the Church and is indeed in union with the beast. He influences world public opinion to make mankind submit to the beast, he satanizes the Church with the so-called blessing of sodomite unions, and he matches all the features of the false prophet. To remain in union with him and delude oneself that he is the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on earth, is suicidal madness.

St Bellarmine states: Therefore, the true opinion is the one according to which the Pope who is manifestly a heretic ceases by himself to be Pope and head, in the same way as he ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church; and for this reason he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the opinion of all the Fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction, and outstandingly that of St Cyprian (lib. 4, epist. 2)”

Firstly, that a heretical Pope can be judged, is expressly held in Can. Si Papa dist. 40, and with Innocent III (serm. 2 de consec. pontif.). And what is more, in the 8th Council, (act. 7) the acts of the Roman Council under Pope Hadrian are recited, and therein contained, that Pope Honorius appears to be justly anathematized, because he had been convicted of heresy… In fact Hadrian with the Roman Council, or rather the whole 8th (as well as 6th) general council had sensed, in the case of heresy a Roman Pontiff can be judged… So much for St Bellarmine.

How would this saint react to the current Francis Bergoglio, who has dedicated himself to Satan and is pushing for the legalization of sodomy and the blessing of these unions? St Bellarmine could hardly imagine the See of Peter occupied by a man who denies the fundamental truths by his actions and forces apostasy under terror. But at the same time, St Bellarmine would also convict the Church hierarchy of an incomprehensible spiritual blindness as to how it is even possible that they elected Bergoglio, that they respect him and submit to him to their detriment and to the detriment of the Church. It is mind-boggling to see the state of affairs in the Church when it systematically rejects the truth, that is, repentance. St Bellarmine would be forced to say: “If you still regard a man who is in open rebellion against God and has the spirit of antichrist as your head and the visible representative of Christ on earth, you have lost your mind and you are walking the so-called synodal path to eternal destruction.”

The supporters of the heresy of papolatry would surely object to Saint Bellarmine’s words: “We cannot break the unity, we would fall into schism.”

St Bellarmine would answer them: “Have you lost your minds? Man’s goal is to save his soul! The condition for this is to have true doctrine and morals; this is what the Catholic Church is built on. The Bergoglian sect is a rebellion against God and uproots the fundamental teachings of the Church. If someone is destroying the very foundations, and you submit to him, then the fault is yours because you do not love the truth. The words of the Apostle Paul in Thessalonians about the coming of the antichrist, the son of perdition, apply to this situation. Are you blind and cannot see it? The actions of this man show that he is not a member of the Church, and therefore cannot be its head.” And St Bellarmine would add even today: “This is the opinion of all the Fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.” From this, it follows clearly that Jorge Bergoglio is no Pope!


+ Elijah

Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate

+ Methodius OSBMr             + Timothy OSBMr

Secretary Bishops


2 December 2023


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