An appeal for the resignation of Pope Francis

5 April 2017

Pope Francis

Città del Vaticano

Your “Holiness”,

the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate (BCP) hereby turns to You with an appeal to resign from office and following the example of Benedict XVI to retire as emeritus Pope. The fact that God allowed You to exercise the ministry of the successor of St Peter for a period of four years ultimately served the “good” of the Church. One cannot say that it is You alone who is to blame for the disastrous state in which the Church is. The process of apostasy started with a reversal at the Second Vatican Council. The heretical document Nostra Aetate (NA) has called for a regard for pagan cults, and de facto for their demons too. This is public approval of idolatry, and consequently the end of mission. NA also contains a heresy holding that our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is identical with the Muslim deity of Mecca. The Allah of Mecca, however, demands the blood of Christians, or denial of the saving faith in Jesus Christ, which means eternal damnation! (cf. Mt 10:32, Rom 10:9) The NA’s manipulating statement referring to a private letter of St Gregory VII to the King of Mauritania is refuted in another letter of his – in an open letter to Spanish princes dated 1073. In the text, St Gregory repeatedly refers to Muslims as pagans who do not know God.

On grounds of these heresies denying the essence of the faith, the Second Vatican Council is invalid!

Furthermore, Vatican II opened the door to historical-critical theology (method) which poisoned all theological schools during the pontificate of Paul VI and John Paul II. This theology denies the essence of the saving faith and turns the Church into a mere humanistic and cultural organization!

Eta Linnemann, a student of Rudolf Bultmann, wrote after her conversion: “If anyone follows this way of godlessness, he is no longer free in his decisions; there is something or someone that forces him. One has to do with demonic powers which hold sway over everyone who follows this way.”

We have to admit that You take credit for breaking the monolith of religious pharisaism among the hierarchy, the clergy as well as the laity. Nevertheless, this good for the Church does not justify Your gestures and attitudes by which You brought multiple anathema on Yourself according to Gal 1:8-9 as well as according to the Dogmatic Bull of Paul IV “Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio”.

The BCP appealed to Benedict XVI in a number of letters to resign (,…), and now it appeals to You as well!

Do follow the decision of Your predecessor, Benedict XVI, for the good of the Church of Christ and for Your own good!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!


+ Elijah

Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate

+ Methodius OSBMr                                     + Timothy OSBMr

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Eph 2:8-9 (21/5/17 – 4/6/2017)