And now, several generations after the disastrous “Springtime of Vatican II”, comes Luther’s own pope, the pope of surprises. Who will tell him that these surprises are stale?
Fr. Bouchacourt – SSPX District Superior of France – released the following statement regarding Monday’s ecumenical meeting in Sweden. (Link)
On October 31, 2016, Pope Francis signed a joint declaration with the president of the Lutheran World Federation, Munib Younan, in Sweden. This was to mark the beginning of what is planned to be a year-long “celebration” of Martin Luther’s break with Eternal Rome. This declaration, in part, stated:
Through dialogue and shared witness we are no longer strangers. Rather, we have learned that what unites us is greater than what divides us. While we are profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation, we also confess and lament before Christ that Lutherans and Catholics have wounded the visible unity of the church. Theological differences were accompanied by prejudice and conflicts, and religion was instrumentalised for political ends.”
We have discussed the timeless teaching of Holy Mother Church regarding the Lutheran heresy recently, and will continue to provide more concrete and specific information on Martin Luther and his revolution in the coming weeks.