LifeSite News: President Emmanuel Macron of France paid a highly publicized visit to Pope Francis last Friday during which – to the surprise and shock of French observers – he used the familiar “tu” form when speaking to the head of the Catholic Church. Many considered this to be the sign of a profound fraternity if not complicity between the two men. If proof was needed that their political agendas have many points in common, here it was.
The “fraternal” meeting took place at the time when France is increasing its dictatorial COVID restrictions. It was at the beginning of last week that masking requirements — even in open air venues — even for the “vaccinated” — were implemented. As of December 15, elderly people with only two doses of the experimental jab will lose their sanitary pass, and the same rule will apply to people aged 18 to 64 from January 15.
The non “vaccinated” are also facing more severe restrictions: sanitary passes associated with a negative COVID-19 test are now valid for only 24 hours after testing instead of 72 hours permitted previously, meaning a negative PCR test – required for air travel and entering a hospital, apart from emergency consultations – whose results take up to 24 hours to obtain and communicate – may be valid for only a few hours, if at all. A number of citizens are facing daily “antigen” tests (which give almost immediate results) just to keep their jobs and have to pay for them out of their own pockets.
But this was not the only element of a context that shows France sinking deeper into complete apostasy. It has recently legalized 100 percent state-funded artificial procreation for lesbian couples and single women, and even as Pope Francis and Macron were speaking together on Friday morning, France’s National Assembly was preparing to vote on the lengthening of the legal abortion period from 12 to 14 weeks of gestation. That debate took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Late on Tuesday evening, the handful of legislators present (out of a total of 577) voted for the extension by 79 votes for and only 36 against. No sound came out of Rome following the Francis-Emmanuel meeting to warn France against the tightening grip of the culture of death on French society. Read More …
Opinion: Pope Francis met with US President Joe Biden in the Vatican on November 4 and President Macron last Friday:
The matter of abortion did not come up despite the Catholic Catechism Part 3, Section 2, that clearly states
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable
You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish. 75
2273 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life
Regarding the Meeting with Macron on Surrogate Motherhood
Macron and Pope Francis are said to have discussed surrogate motherhood which is the next stage of LGBT campaigning in France, and of course the COVID “vaccine” which they both support despite:
Official Roman Catholic teaching maintains that human life begins at the moment of conception. … Artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and surrogate motherhood are immoral because they involve sexual acts that are procreative, but not unitive.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “homosexual acts” are “acts of grave depravity” that are “intrinsically disordered.” It continues, “They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.
Finally tyranny over climate and unvaxxed French citizens was termed a back-slapping audience with President Macron and Pope Francis.
No sound came out of Rome following the Francis-Emmanuel meeting to warn France against the tightening grip of the culture of death on French society.
The question: What religion is Pope Francis the head of?