An appeal to Bishop Schneider

March 18, 2019

Your Excellency,

You have publicly drawn attention to the heretical statement in the document signed by Francis in Abu Dhabi. You have said truthfully that the sentence about God’s wisdom and the diversity of religions “leads to doubt and heretical interpretations”.

Nonetheless, during Your meeting with Francis in the Vatican on March 1, 2019, You did not deal with heresy as required by the Church. You were obliged to tell Francis clearly that it was not enough to have a private, cordial conversation but that he was obliged to recant the heretical statement before the whole Church. This is exactly what Prof. J. Seifert points out, saying that Francis’ explanation is entirely insufficient, because a false and completely unacceptable public declaration cannot be fixed by a private conversation but must be revoked publicly.

Unfortunately, You did not assume this attitude whereby You confused the orthodox Catholic public who trusted You. Moreover, You said that You were in a fraternal relationship of unity with Francis and You did not definitely insist on a clear and uncompromising requirement of adequate repentance for his heretical statements. Regrettably, this is the essence of Your spiritual schizophrenia.

Therefore, we hereby appeal to You to make at least an additional demand that Francis publicly revoke his heretical statement or resign from the papal office, as unconditionally insisted on by Archbp. Viganò. By Your ambiguous attitude You block the reform of the Church more than the manifest heretic Card. Marx by his heresies.


On behalf of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate,

+ Methodius

Secretary Bishop


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“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.”

Rom 8:3 (6/10/2019 – 20/10/2019)