This site has often warned about Freemasonry and its dangers and how the Catholic Church has always condemned it from the beginnings of its existence. Clement XII was the first to warn us in 1738. Pius VII also followed in the same footsteps while Leo XII collected all the documents and decrees about freemasonry of previous popes, confirmed them and gave them the binding force in his encyclical “Quo graviora.”

It was on 13th March 1825 that Pope Leo XII, through “Quo graviora” condemned Freemasonry and other secret societies. He wrote:

“They have dared publish works on Religion….attacks against the Divinity of Jesus Christ and the very existence of God: They openly vaunt their materialism as well as their codes and statutes which explain their plans and efforts in order to…completely destroy the Church.”

On 2nd July 1878 Pope Leo XIII said:

“At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread assocation called the Freemasons.”

Popes Pius VIII, Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Pius X and Pius XI had repeatedly expressed themselves in the same spirit. Here is what Pope Pius XI had stated on 18th July 1924, in “Maximam gravissimamque”:

“Whatever Pius X condemnded, we condemn. Wherever and as often as the term ‘lay’ is understood in the sense of a feeling or ideal inimial or foreign to God and to religion, we absolutely condemn such a thing and declare moreover to the whole world that such ‘laicism’ must be condemned. Freemasonry is our deadly enemy.”

Such were the signs made by Catholic popes:

Then you get Pope Francis, and no, it is not a sort of ‘zero-tolerance’ sign:

He also appears on several published photos making the sign of the Master of the Second Veil in Freemasonry, a hand gesture given by Freemasons throughout history:

Pope Francis was also praised by the grandmasters of the Grand Orient Masonic lodges of Italy and Argentina:

Pope Francis has participated in various inter-religious prayer meetings, which includes also going into numerous synagogues. On 12th December 2012, he celebrated Hanukkah with Argentinian Jews:

In his message to the Rabbi of Rome in 2013, he taught that the Jews are delivered from all evil even though they do not believe in Jesus Christ.

He also prayed in front of the coffin of the deceased Muslim president of the Islamic Center of Argentina, and while doing so, an imam recited verses from the Koran and asked for blessings from Allah and Muhammed:

What can one expect from a pope who has Jewish connections?

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