Francis to Muslim Elders:
‘Transcendence and Fraternity Alone will Save Us’
Thursday, Nov. 3, was Bergoglio’s first day in the kingdom, and he had plenty to say in his address to the nation’s governing authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps.
Identifying Bahrain as “a crossroads of mutual enrichment between peoples”, Francis observed that the land “has always been a place of encounter between different peoples” — in other words, it is a perfect setting for him to promote his Masonic ideology of encounter, fraternity, and religious pluralism. Thus he said:
I am here, in this land of the Tree of Life, as a sower of peace, in order to experience these days of encounter and to take part in a Forum of dialogue between East and West for the sake of peaceful human coexistence. I thank even now my travelling companions, especially the representatives of the religions. These days mark a precious stage in the journey of friendship that has intensified in recent years with various Islamic religious leaders, a fraternal journey that, beneath the gaze of heaven, seeks to foster peace on earth.
(Antipope Francis, Address to Authorities in Bahrain, Vatican.va, Nov. 3, 2022; italics given.)
Notice the phrase “gaze of heaven”. Since 2019, this fake pope has been using “heaven” as an interreligious point of convergence, an innocuous-sounding concept well-suited for speaking to an interreligious audience because it is universal, common, and vague enough to work for most religions.
At the end of his Nov. 3 speech, quoting approvingly from the Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration, which was signed by the nation’s king in 2018, Francis proclaimed that “religious faith is a blessing to all mankind and the foundation for peace in the world”. Now, if by “religious faith” were meant the Catholic Faith alone, then this statement would be true, but of course that is not the meaning it has in the Declaration, and it is clearly not how Francis understands it either. Rather, he means it in the sense of any religious belief that people may hold. But why, for example, should a Buddhist monk’s passivity, a Hindu woman’s worship of the idol Ganesh, or a Jewish man’s davening at the Wailing Wall be a blessing to mankind? Why should whatever they believe be an asset to humanity, simply because they assent to it?
Even apart from the consideration of which religion is the true one, it stands to reason that only one religion can be true (at most), and so only Faith in the true religion can be a blessing to mankind, properly speaking. God wasn’t terribly pleased when a number of Israelites decided one day to believe that a Golden Calf had delivered them out of slavery in Egypt instead of the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Even though many pagans and other unbelievers have been reared in their errors and may have diminished culpability for their infidelity on that account, it is one thing to be kind to them and charitably lead them to the Gospel; it is quite another to declare that their false religious beliefs and practices are a blessing to mankind! The idea that religious belief as such, wholly disconnected from its content — whether it be firm assent to truth or error, attachment to good or evil, embrace of right or wrong — is a blessing and enrichment to mankind is more in line with Freemasonry than with Catholicism.
Long before Francis, it was the false pope John Paul II (1978-2005) who not only sanctioned such an idea but blasphemously ascribed all firm religious belief, regardless of its object, to the Holy Ghost! In his inaugural encyclical Redemptor Hominis, released in 1979, the Polish antipope called “the firm belief of the followers of the non-Christian religions” — notice that he said non-Christian religions, i.e. Jews, Muslims, and pagans — “a belief that is also an effect of the Spirit of truth operating outside the visible confines of the Mystical Body…” (n. 6). Such blasphemy!
To demonstrate how far the Novus Ordo Modernists have strayed from the true Catholic doctrine, let us take a brief look at the following words of Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846), written in 1840, regarding Catholic missionary activity among indigenous pagans and other unbelievers:
We are thankful for the success of apostolic missions in America, the Indies, and other faithless lands. The indefatigable zeal of many apostolic men has led them abroad into those places. Relying not on wealth nor on any army, they are protected by the shield of faith alone. They fearlessly fight the Lord’s battles against heresy and unbelief by private and public speech and writings. They are inspired with a burning love and undeterred by rough roads and heavy toil. They search out those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death to summon them to the light and life of the Catholic Religion. So, fearless in the face of every danger, they bravely enter the woods and caves of savages, gradually pacify them by Christian kindness, and prepare them for true faith and real virtue. At length they snatch them from the devil’s rule, by the bath of regeneration and promote them to the freedom of God’s adopted sons.
(Pope Gregory XVI, Encyclical Probe Nostis, n. 6; underlining added.)
What beautiful and refreshing words! In them is reflected the Supernaturalism and Exclusivity of the Catholic religion, the antidote to the Masonic Naturalism and Indifferentism of Bergoglio and his predecessors of unhappy memory.
Pope Gregory points out, clearly and firmly, that those who have not been evangelized “sit in darkness and the shadow of death”. They do not yet have true Faith or supernatural virtue. They are thus under the devil’s dominion until they are freed by an acceptance of the Gospel and the sacrament of baptism. That is what Catholics believe; although it is clearly not what Novus Ordos believe.
It is impossible to imagine Francis writing such words today. Instead, he would begin by insisting that the infidels are already children of God; he would explain that they are seeking God in their own ways, according to their own religious tradition, and that this constitutes a richness for humanity. He would point out that they are in communion with nature and therefore have much to teach us about our “common home”. He would insist that there be no proselytism towards them, lest their dignity be violated. Instead, we should merely “accompany” them, listen to them, share God’s love with them, and allow them to share with us the treasures of their human spirituality, which is also a path to God.
In any case, it was yesterday, Nov. 4, that Francis really let it rip. Attending first the closing of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue, then a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders, and then an ecumenical meeting with prayer for peace, the Argentinian pseudo-pope did not not miss any opportunity to unload more of his usual interreligious blather on the world:
- Antipope Francis, Address for the Closing of the ‘Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence’ (Nov. 4, 2022)
- Antipope Francis, Address for the Meeting with the Members of the Muslim Council of Elders (Nov. 4, 2022)
- Antipope Francis, Address for the Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer for Peace (Nov. 4, 2022)
Always intent on not saying anything that Muslims might find offensive or unacceptable, Francis made sure he always moved on the level of the lowest common denominator. Thus he carefully invoked only “the Most High”, not the Lord Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or the Holy Trinity as a whole: “From the heavens, [the earth] seems to remind us that we are indeed one family: not islands, but one great archipelago. This is how the Most High wants us to be, and this country, which is an archipelago of over thirty islands, can well symbolize that desire”, Francis told the audience at the dialogue forum.
As usual, his discourses in Bahrain have been loaded with figures of speech, which make the ideas being introduced much easier to swallow and disguise the horrid theology underlying them: “…in a globalized world, we only advance by rowing together; if we sail alone, we go adrift”, the Jesuit pseudo-pontiff pontificated further. To what we are advancing, he did not say, of course, nor did he ever explain why he considers himself a spokesman for all of humanity.
Further on in his address for the closing of the forum, Francis proposed “three challenges that emerge from the Document on Human Fraternity and from the Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration, on both of which we have reflected in these days” (italics given).
In keeping with this false doctrine that religious belief as such is a great blessing, he prescribed prayer as the first cure for our ills. Of course he was speaking about prayer as such, regardless of whether that prayer is addressed by a Catholic to the Most Holy Trinity, by an imam to Allah, by a rabbi to the Shekinah, or by a Jain to who-knows-what. It is all the same to Bergoglio — the important thing to him is that there be prayer. It is all good and pleasing to God, and equally efficacious.
That is why he can invite every religion under the sun to an interreligious prayer for peace event. Even though our Blessed Lord made clear that “God is a spirit; and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth” (Jn 4:24), that is not what Jorge Bergoglio believes or teaches. That much is clear not only from what he says but also from what he does not say; from how he says things and also from the actions (gestures, etc.) that accompany his speaking:
…[P]rayer, the opening of ours hearts to the Most High, is essential for purifying ourselves of selfishness, closed-mindedness, self-referentiality, falseness and injustice. Those who pray receive peace of heart; they cannot fail to bear witness to this and to invite others, above all by their example, not to fall prey to a paganism that reduces human beings to what they sell, buy or are entertained by, but instead to rediscover the infinite dignity with which each person is endowed. The followers of the religions are men and women of peace who, as they journey alongside others on this earth, invite them, with gentleness and respect, to lift their gaze to heaven. They bring to their prayer, like incense that rises to the Most High (cf. Ps 141:2), the trials and tribulations of all.
(Antipope Francis, Address for the Closing of the ‘Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence’, Vatican.va, Nov. 4, 2022; underlining added)
Notice, first of all, that Francis redefines prayer as an “opening” (not raising) of the heart to the “Most High”, carefully keeping it vague enough to ensure that the Muslim can fit his Trinity-denying “Allah” in there, and the Catholic the Holy Trinity.
Second, Francis declares that anyone who prays — regardless of whom or what he prays to, or for what reason — will receive peace of heart. No evidence needed — he simply declares it. The fact that Bergoglio says it assertively appears to be enough for the audience to accept it.
Third, notice how the fake pontiff is comfortable enough to use the term “paganism” here, even in a clearly dismissive way, because there are no pagans in his audience (only Christians and Muslims). Since Muslims, too, reject paganism (polytheistic idolatry), he can get away with using it as an epithet. When he meets with actual, literal pagans, of course, Francis strikes a different chord — and has no problem taking part even in their pagan ceremonies:
- Francis: The Different Religions are an ‘Enrichment’ for Humanity
- Apostate Bergoglio endorses World’s Religions as “Different Ways of Coming to God”
- Vatican hopes Hindu Idolatry will bring Light and Hope to World of Darkness and Despair
- For ‘Access to the Sacred Circle of Spirits’: Francis participates in Native American Smudge Ceremony
Fourth, notice how Francis declares, quite generally, that “religious people” are people of peace — as if mere “religion” existed by itself and taught everyone to be people of peace. It is utter nonsense, but Francis asserts it because he must do so in order for his Masonic “gospel of man” to work. He must say that all religions promote peace, else he cannot amalgamate them all into one overarching generic religion of peace and fraternity.
Lastly, notice how Francis again brings up the “gaze of heaven”, claiming that all religions, simply in virtue of them being religions, encourage others to “lift their gaze to heaven”. Everyone will understand this to mean that any and all religions provide supernatural access to the true God (“like incense that rises to the Most High”!), and their proselytism is essentially harmless, for it only leads to peace. What incredible apostasy!
Contrast this with the words of Pope Gregory XVI quoted earlier, or with those of Pope Pius XI (1922-1939), who, in his famous Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, begs the Lord: “Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God.” So, whereas in the Catholic Church, we pray for the infidels to be lifted out of their darkness into the light of truth and grace, in the Novus Ordo religion these false religions already have their “gaze” turned heavenward and, insofar as they are actively engaged in encouraging others to do the same, are proving themselves to be a positive influence on humanity, that “blessing to all mankind” we talked about earlier!
That Francis fully intends to preach religious Indifferentism and Egalitarianism — the ideas that it doesn’t matter what one believes and that all religions are essentially equal — is clear also from the 2019 Document on Human Fraternity he references in his address, which claims that all religions are positively willed by God as an expression of His wisdom. Furthermore, he goes on to state, in the same immediate context, that “there is one essential premise, and that is religious freedom.”
The only way all religions could be equal, of course, is if they are all equally false, since they all contradict one another. Francis will not state this explicitly now, but perhaps eventually this necessary conclusion will be drawn. Right now only the premises that imply this conclusion are firmly being implanted in minds and hearts; but when the time is “right”, the necessary consequences can be made known. “Make sure the premises are there, and I will draw the conclusions”, Francis reportedly said to the Modernist “Abp.” Bruno Forte regarding the introduction of Novus Ordo Communion for unrepentant public adulterers.
We can see an example of this nefarious strategy at work, for example, in the “development” of the Novus Ordo teaching on the death penalty. The same reasoning that declares capital punishment to be “inadmissible” necessarily leads to the conclusion that imprisonment for life (typically used as an alternative to execution) is also morally wrong. And what do you know, Francis has already said as much, calling life sentences a “hidden death sentence”! What the false pope hasn’t revealed yet is that the same reasoning really makes all punishment of crime inadmissible. But perhaps he’ll get around to drawing that conclusion eventually.
Moving on to Francis’ Nov. 4 address to the members of the Muslim Council of Elders, the false pope offers more, much more, of the same: The Holy Trinity is reduced to “the Most High”, and violence and extremism are juxtaposed with the very generic concept of “genuine religion” and “religious belief” — as if religions could not teach violence or extremism without ceasing to be religions. This is a rhetorical trick used by Francis to help him promote his universal religion of fraternity — simply define violence or extremism away from religion, and voilà, all religions are suddenly peaceful and moderate!
Towards the beginning of his address to the Moslem elders, Bergoglio says:
God is the source of peace. May he enable us to be channels of his peace everywhere! Here, in your presence, I wish to state once more that the God of peace never brings about war, never incites hatred, never supports violence.
(Antipope Francis, Address for the Meeting with the Members of the Muslim Council of Elders, Vatican.va, Nov. 4, 2022)
Here we find another example of things that are affirmed gratuitously by Bergoglio and are expected to be accepted simply because he says so. No one who has ever read the Old Testament could say that God never brings about war, or that He never supports violence. How did Joshua conquer the Promised Land? How did David defeat Goliath? How often did the Israelites battle the Philistines?
But perhaps the bigger question is how it is that Francis gets away with such obvious lies, especially while addressing followers of Islam, a religion that has a very violent origin and history.
In any case, in his address to the council of elders, Bergoglio points out, quite correctly, that all the troubles for mankind began in the garden of Eden. Muslims don’t believe in original sin, so he didn’t mention Adam specifically and his role as the natural head of the human race. He simply observed that “[h]uman beings turned their back on the Creator and the order he established, and that was the beginning of the problems and imbalances that, according to the biblical account, followed in quick succession.”
Catholics know that original sin is what destroyed sanctifying grace in the soul, rendering every physical descendant of Adam deprived of this gratuitous gift which is necessary for the enjoyment of supernatural friendship with God. Having lost this grace through original sin, humanity became enslaved to the devil.
In order to deliver us from this bondage, God first promised, and later sent, a Redeemer: His very own Son, Jesus Christ. “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel” (Gen 3:15); “Say to the fainthearted: Take courage, and fear not: behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God himself will come and will save you” (Is 35:4).
Of course, that is the part Francis did not mention. Instead, he proposed a very different “savior”, one more acceptable to his Muslim audience, whom he falsely called “brothers in Abraham and believers in the one God”:
Dear friends, brothers in Abraham and believers in the one God: social, international, economic and individual evils, as well as the dramatic environmental crisis of our time on which we have reflected here today, ultimately derive from estrangement from God and our neighbour. Ours, then, is a unique and inescapable duty: to help humanity to rediscover the forgotten sources of life, to lead men and women to drink from the wellsprings of ancient wisdom, and to bring the faithful closer to worship of the God of heaven and closer to our brothers and sisters for whom he created the earth.
These lines are simply outrageous. They reflect, as always, Bergoglio’s insufferable Naturalism, which does away with justification through actual and sanctifying grace, merited for us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Instead of pointing the faithless Moslems to the true Redeemer, he blathers on about “the forgotten sources of life” and unidentified “wellsprings of ancient wisdom” which “we” (Muslims and Catholics) supposedly have a “duty” to help people rediscover — as if any merely natural wisdom (think: Confucius, Aristotle) could ever restore the supernatural bond between man and God lost through original sin.
Furthermore, Francis utters his umpteenth blasphemy when he says that together with Catholics, Muslims too have a duty to “bring the faithful closer to worship of the God of heaven” — implying, of course, that Muslims themselves are faithful (they are not, since they do not have the Faith) and worship the true God (when they not merely do not believe in the Trinity but explicitly reject it; cf. 1 Jn 2:23; 2 Jn 9).
Next, Bergoglio provides instructions as to the way in which “we” can accomplish these things:
And how can we do this? In essence, there are two means: prayer and fraternity. These are our weapons, modest but effective. We must not let ourselves be tempted by other means, by shortcuts unworthy of the Most High, whose name of Peace is dishonoured by those who put their trust in power and nurture violence, war and the arms trade, the “commerce of death” that, through ever increasing outlays, is turning our common home into one great arsenal. How many obscure intrigues and disturbing inconsistencies lie behind all this! Let us think, for example, of all those people forced to migrate from their own lands due to conflicts subsidized by the purchase of outdated weapons at affordable prices, only to be then identified and turned away at other borders through increasingly sophisticated military equipment. In this way, their hope is killed twice! Amid these tragic scenarios, while the world pursues the illusions of strength, power and money, we are called to proclaim, with the wisdom of our elders and fathers, that God and neighbour come before all else, that transcendence and fraternity alone will save us. It is up to us to uncover these wellsprings of life; otherwise, the desert of humanity will be increasingly arid and deadly. Above all, it is up to us to bear witness, more by our deeds than merely by our words, that we believe in this, in these two truths. Our responsibility before God and before humanity is great. We must be exemplary models of what we preach, not only in our communities and in our homes – for this is no longer enough – but also before a world now unified and globalized. We who are descended from Abraham, the father of peoples in faith, cannot be concerned merely with those who are “our own” but, as we grow more and more united, we must speak to the entire human community, to all who dwell on this earth.
(italics given; underlining added)
The blasphemy, the apostasy, and the hubris are staggering!
All the prayer in the world could not accomplish anything if God had not redeemed us through Jesus Christ. Neither could fraternity save anyone, unless we are speaking about the supernatural fraternity of the children of God, attached as living members to the Mystical Body of Christ because regenerated in the grace of baptism through Faith, hope, and charity. But to Francis such things are apparently “shortcuts unworthy of the Most High”!
The false pope then doubles down, saying that “we are called to proclaim, with the wisdom of our elders and fathers, that God and neighbour come before all else, that transcendence and fraternity alone will save us.”
First of all, one must ask: If “we are called to proclaim” that, who is doing the calling? Certainly not the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. And, frankly, no one else has any business calling humanity to anything.
Second, Bergoglio outrageously posits some syncretistic, interreligious and generic “wisdom of our elders and fathers” that supposedly taught us this false gospel of transcendence and fraternity. Perhaps Francis was speaking of his father? “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof” (Jn 8:44).
Third, Francis speaks about transcendence and fraternity saving us, but he does not say what they will save us from. He does not say what such salvation looks like, perhaps because Muslims have a very different understanding of justification and salvation than Catholics do.
Fourth, the generic Bergoglian teachings are not “wellsprings of life”, they are the old poisonous streams of Modernism. The kind of interreligious unification Francis has been promoting so feverishly was condemned in essence by Pope Pius XI nearly 100 years ago:
A similar object is aimed at by some, in those matters which concern the New Law promulgated by Christ our Lord. For since they hold it for certain that men destitute of all religious sense are very rarely to be found, they seem to have founded on that belief a hope that the nations, although they differ among themselves in certain religious matters, will without much difficulty come to agree as brethren in professing certain doctrines, which form as it were a common basis of the spiritual life. For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission. Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule. Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little, turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion.
(Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Mortalium Animos, n. 2; underlining added.)
The total abandonment of the only religion that was actually revealed by God is called apostasy.
It will not help to be “descended from Abraham” in a merely carnal manner. What determines whether one is a child of Abraham is one shares the Faith he had in the future Redeemer — not merely belief in something, anything, but very specifically in Jesus Christ: “To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not, And to his seeds, as of many: but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ” (Gal 3:16); “And if you be Christ’s, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise” (Gal 3:29).
Francis concludes his discourse of apostasy thus:
All men and women, if only in the depths of their heart, ask the same great questions. Who does it mean to be human? Why is there suffering, evil, death and injustice? What awaits us after this life? For many people, immersed in a world of practical materialism and paralyzing consumerism, these questions lie dormant. For others, they are suppressed by the dehumanizing scourges of hunger and poverty. Let us look at the hunger and poverty of today. Among the reasons for this forgetfulness of the things that really matter, we should include our own negligence, the scandal of our being caught up in other things and not in proclaiming the God who gives peace to life and life-giving peace to men and women. Brothers and sisters, let us support one another in this regard; let us follow up on our meeting today; let us journey together! We will be blessed by the Most High and by the smallest and vulnerable creatures for whom he has a preferential love: the poor, children and the young, who after so many dark nights await the rising of a dawn of light and peace. Thank you.
It is incredible, but Bergoglio is basically encouraging Muslims to proselytize (“evangelize”) non-religious people who are bogged down by the cares of this world. Does it get any more Indifferentist than that? Does it get any more Egalitarian? All religions are the same for Bergoglio! Islam and Catholicism proclaim the same God! All is well, as long as there is “transcendence” and “fraternity”! Then “the Most High” will bless us!
What, ladies and gentlemen, does this have to do with the Gospel revealed by Jesus Christ?
In 1925, Pope Pius XI also had to deal with a war-torn, hate-filled, unbelieving world, but the remedy he prescribed differed a bit from that of Bergoglio:
In the first Encyclical Letter which We addressed at the beginning of Our Pontificate to the Bishops of the universal Church, We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and we said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of the Empire of Our Lord. We were led in the meantime to indulge the hope of a brighter future at the sight of a more widespread and keener interest evinced in Christ and his Church, the one Source of Salvation, a sign that men who had formerly spurned the rule of our Redeemer and had exiled themselves from his kingdom were preparing, and even hastening, to return to the duty of obedience.
(Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Quas Primas, n. 1; underlining added.)
What is very clear in all of this is that whereas Francis is happy to preach Jesus Christ to his Novus Ordo people and to Orthodox and Protestants, he denies Jesus Christ when he addresses Muslims, Jews, and pagans. He has a different gospel for different people:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.
Yes, the man who claims that Muslims have a duty to preach their false religion to those of no religion, and who claims he would baptize aliens, nevertheless contradicts the clear obligation that derives from the Divine Commission: “And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned” (Mk 16:15-16). Just in case it’s not clear to some: “every creature” includes Moslems, Jews, and pagans.
Earlier this year, Francis proclaimed “fraternity” as the “anchor of salvation for humanity”. This time, he added another element: In addition to fraternity, salvation now also comes through “transcendence”, whatever exactly that is supposed to mean.
We have arrived at a point at which the “Pope” proclaims a generic religion with generic prayer and generic fraternity producing generic salvation. That may be Freemasonry, but it is not the Gospel of our Blessed Lord; it is not Roman Catholicism: “The first condition of salvation is to maintain the rule of the true faith” (Vatican I, Dogmatic Constitution Pastor Aeternus, Chapter 4).
All the peace and fraternity in the world will have been of no use if in the end we go to hell for eternity.
“But ah, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith left on the earth?” (Lk 18:8; Knox translation).