Why does Freemasonry Openly Support Pope Francis?

Why does Freemasonry – an organization condemned by the Catholic Church – openly support Pope Francis?

In an unprecedented development, for the first time in history, this organization, labelled by previous pontiffs as the “synagogue of Satan”, is openly welcoming and embracing the Roman Catholic Pontiff.

Freemasonry welcomes Pope FrancisA Jubilant Welcome Upon His Election by Freemasons Around the World

Pope Francis’ election sparked an almost jubilant outpouring of support and welcome from Freemasons around the world.  In fact, as reported by the Masonic Press Agency (www.masonicpressagency.blogspot.com), several Grand Lodges in Latin America, Europe and Asia simultaneously welcomed the election of the new Catholic Pope – unprecedented in the history of the Catholic Church.

The Italian Freemasons congratulated him immediately the day after his election. In fact, the Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy expressed his joy regarding the election of Pope Francis. On March 14, 2013, the day after the pope’s inauguration, with seemingly uncanny prophetic foresight, Italian Grandmaster of Freemasonry Gustavo Raffi said that “nothing will be as it was before”:

With Pope Francis, nothing will be as it was before. It is a clear choice of fraternity for a Church of dialogue, which is not contaminated by the logic and temptations of temporal power.

A man of the poor far away from the Curia. Fraternity and the desire to dialogue were his first concrete words. Perhaps nothing in the Church will be as it was before. Our hope is that the pontificate of Francis, the Pope who ‘comes from the end of the world’ can mark the return to the Church-Word instead of the Church-Institution, promoting an open dialogue with the contemporary world, with believers and non-believers, following the springtime of Vatican II.

The Grand Lodge of Argentina officially welcomed the election of Pope Francis.  Argentinian Grand Master Angel Jorge Clavero said:

The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, an institution rooted in our country since 1857, salutes the naming of our co-patriot Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. A man of austere life consecrated to his devotions, the designation of the new pontiff of the Catholic Church supposes a great recognition of the Argentine Nation…In the name of all, the Grand Lodge of Argentina greets our co-patriot Cardinal who just received such a high world distinction.

Freemasons in the Philippines welcome Pope FrancisMasons in the Philippines Welcome Pope Francis

During the January trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines, among the groups who welcomed him was the Grand Lodge of Masons, who bought a full page ad in the January 16, 2015 edition of the leading newspaper in the country, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“The Synagogue of Satan”

It is worth reminding the reader that for the Catholic Church, membership in freemasonry means automatic excommunication. Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on November 26, 1983, emphasized:

The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion…. Consequently, neither the excommunication nor the other penalties envisaged have been abrogated.

Numerous popes have condemned freemasonry throughout the ages. Pope Leo XIII called freemasonry the “synagogue of Satan”. In his letter to the Italian people dated December 8, 1892, Leo XIII writes:

Let us remember that Christianity and Freemasonry are essentially incompatible, to such an extent, that to become united with one means being divorced from the other. Let us, therefore, expose Freemasonry as the enemy of God, of the Church and of our Motherland.

A Satanic Religion in Disguise

Freemasonry is nothing more than Satanic worship – beautifully packaged as a “humanitarian” movement to unsuspecting victims.

One of the prominent leaders of freemasonry was Albert Pike, grand commander of the Scottish Rite of freemasonry. In 1871, shortly before the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII, Pike wrote about the true nature of the “light” which masons seek in his book “Morals and Dogma”, traditionally handed out to high degree Freemasons only: “LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light …? Doubt it not!”

Pope Gregory XVI, who was one of the foremost opponents of Freemasonry, was able to seize documents from the masonic lodge known as “Alta Vendita”. The documents were later on published in a book, and disseminated through various lectures. The “Alta Vendita” documents chillingly summarizes a plan to infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church from within, a plan which may even require a century:

Our ultimate end is that of…the final destruction of Catholicism, and even of the Christian idea … The Pope, whoever he is, will never come to the secret societies; it is up to the secret societies to take the first step toward the Church, with the aim of conquering both of them. The task that we are going to undertake is not the work of a day, or of a month, or of a year; it may last several years, perhaps a century; but in our ranks the soldier dies and struggle goes on … What we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a Pope according to our needs…You will contrive for yourselves, at little cost, a reputation as good Catholics and pure patriots. This reputation will put access to our doctrines into the midst of the young clergy, as well as deeply into the monasteries. In a few years, by the force of things, this young clergy will have overrun all the functions; they will form the sovereign’s council, they will be called to choose a Pontiff who should reign …

End Time Prophecies Concerning the “False Prophet” of the Book of Revelation

Various reputable prophecies and visions by saints and mystics warn us about the rise of the “False Prophet” of the Book of Revelation – a religious leader in the “end times” (the times preceding the Second Coming of Christ) who will conspire with the Anti-Christ to lead the world into error.

In her messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, founder of the Marian Movement of Priests, Our Lady warned that “Satan would enter in even to the Summit of the Church.”

The black beast like a leopard indicates Freemasonry; the beast with the two horns like a lamb indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church.

The messages are contained in the book “To the Priests: Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, which has an imprimatur and nihil obstat. The Marian Movement of Priests has hundreds of priests, bishops and Cardinals as members, and more than 7 million lay members.

In the Church-approved apparitions of Our Lady of La Salette, Our Lady warns us:

Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.  For now is the time of all times, the end of all ends.  The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay…Now is the time; the abyss is opening.  Here is the king of kings of darkness, here is the Beast with his subjects, calling himself the savior of the world.

St. Francis of Assisi was given a vision of the end time Tribulation Period, when a false pope will take over the pontificate: “At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.”

Finally, Blessed Catherine Emmerich saw an odd relationship between “two popes” during the end times:

I saw also the special relationship between the two popes…I saw how baleful (harmful) would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city (of Rome). The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness.

I saw again a new and odd-looking Church which they were trying to build. There was nothing holy about it… They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock…


    1. Gee I remember Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem and then a raucaus crowd saying “crucify Him” Well my dear friends why should Freemason’s condemn him? He who they wish to crucify? You are very, very mistaken about Pope Francis and Heaven help you!

      1. pope francis is a jesuit.
        At some point in his life, he had to be initiated into the jesuit ranks, just as freemasons, and members of lodges do. There is an initiation ceremony and oath which must nbe performed, in order to become a jesuit. Pope francis did this.
        A jesuits main duty was to do everything in their power to promote the pope, and essentially worshipped him, so now that the pope is a jesuit, his aims are completely self-serving.

        Here is the oath that francis prayed in order to be initiated into the jesuit order. Pat close attention to the words in red, because francis spoke these words, or he would NOT be a jesuit.


  1. Where you see, and smell the stench of a carcas, there too shall gather the vultures, they are gathering from all over the world, but wo
    onto those who would feast with them, for they too shall become carcasses, and their bounty shall be the abys of fire. One must be
    Corupt to continue to defend pope francis. The time has come for the
    separation of the weat and the tares.

  2. Writer didn’t answer his own question. This is a very disappointing article. Perhaps the Freemasons misinterpret the Pope’s mission to their advantage (it’s called wishful thinking). No need to throw in every prophecy or vision ever recorded.

    1. We know, infallibly, from the promises of Jesus Christ, and from the Infallible Teaching of Vatican 1, that the Holy See of Peter will never fail and teach error.

      Those who think such a things as a false church could arise are, in effect, calling Jesus a liar whose promises are not worthy of trust.

      Saint Vincent of Lerins cautions us that such events as we are now experiencing are the way God tests us to see if we love Him.

      Study up for the test for there are but two grades for that test,


      1. In response to the amateur brain surgeon …….. You are sadly mistaken, and obviously do not know the scriptures, especially what God’s prophets warn of the last days…. Some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1Tim. 4). Also, Peter warned of false teachers (2Pet. Chapter 2). Our Lord Himself warned that many false prophets will rise up and deceive many (Math. 24:11). It seems to me that you should take your own advise an “study up”.

    2. Remember that this Pope is the first acclaimed Jesuit Pope…a military order who control the freemasons… remember the two faces of Janus, a Roman God of repute, or the saying “the bigger the front, the bigger the back”… we currently have 2 living Superior Generals of the Jesuits, Kolvenbach (stepped down contrary to normal practice) and Nicholas, which when combined with a Black White Pope Jesuit Bogoglio, makes the power of 3, needed for the orchestration of Armageddon prophecy fulfillment… it’s a big task…

    3. The “lack of explanation” should already be self evident as the author clearly pointed out that the reason he receives so much support from them is ‘cuz he IS one of them. And he also told you that the people who put him in power ARE one of them. You understand or you don’t want to understand?

    4. Have you read The Alta Vendita? Every liberal belief of Pope Francis is based on the Enlightenment. These are beliefs of Jacobin Freemasons who were instrumental in the French Revolution. The Pope has freemasonic beliefs which are contrary to both Testaments of the Holy Bible. He is a Black Pope. An anti pope. And most likely the False Prophet of Revelation 13.

      1. If anyone still has any doubt about bergolio, please look at elizabeth yore. The evil alliance,
        george soros, the u.n. and pope francis. If that does not wake you up, then close the coffin
        from the inside, because you are already mentally dead.

  3. Really just read Laudato Si. It’s all there and this is no surprise but welcome confirmation of my deep suspicion about this pope.

  4. Good luck bringing this up when you call in to the Catholic Answers radio program in the United States.

  5. “Laudato Si'”, a document which seeks to lull the Faithful into accepting Naturalism by sheer volume of Repetition, is Masonic, with a little bit of Catholic Colouring thrown in.

  6. Remember the prophetic words of father malachi martin. The worst
    Occrence that could happen to our holy mother church, is if a jesuit
    would slip in the seat of saint peter. Fr. Malachi was an ex jesuit, and
    wrote a book with the title…. The betrayal of the jesuits towards the
    Catholic church. Stop trying to perform damage control with pope
    francis. He is a very evil man.

      1. Jesuits are a military order, there has been a military coup… Jesuits are behind most wars of the last 200 years, including WWI and WWII…. pious my arse… two faces of Janus…

      2. since liberalism has infected society both inside and outside the vatica , all social illnesses have gone skyrocket, and yet there are god damned swines, that want more of the same.

  7. While it is true that the “Official” Church will not teach error, ie.: Dogmatic statements, that does not mean individual Popes are free from error or hersey. While Francis may not necessarily be “the” False prophet promised for the Church by such Saints as Saint Francis Himself, He does bear watching. Father Martin had very good reasons to warn us about a Jesuit Pope and their is more than one historical clue that Francis is Himself a Freemason. Exactly what His part to play will be remains unseen. But to jump to conclusions that He is “the’ False Prophet is premature at this time.

  8. Why would anyone have any concerns about this Pope? He’s only…

    1. – Allowed Muslims to pray in Vatican.

    2. – Accepted with a smile a crucifix nailed to the hammer and sickle, while countless millions of Christians have died under that tyrannical symbol.
    While in Bolivia calls for “new world ecological, economic order”.

    3. – Said atheists who don’t believe in Jesus can still go to heaven.

    4. – Seeks to divide Jerusalem, which is God’s eternal city that He gave to the Jews. He establishes political relations with the non-existent state of Palestine.

    5. Says the LGBT community has gifts to offer the church, what’s next Pedophiles?http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/vatican-homosexuals-same-sex-marriage-christians-catholic-church

    The greatest deception has always come from within. The Apostle Paul reminded the “elders” in Ephesus – No Church or leadership is infallible – only the Word of God.

    “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. – Acts 20:28-30

    1. 2. That was hardly a smile when presented with that ridculous crucifix. But rather than cause an international incident that would have only led to worsening persecution to the faithful, He responded the way he did.
      4> The Holy Land was given to ABRAHAMS DECENDENTS. Jew and Arab.

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  10. I feel it is good that we look at every angle and see where the pope
    fits to be called the beast or ant-Christ not basing only on Catholic

    1. Your article is very will written, however one error is included. Fr.
      Malachi martin was no nut, and he knew the exact details about the
      Message of fatima. When asked, in which timeframe would the
      occurnces of fatima be fullfilled, he answered… In less than 20 years.
      He said that in june of 1998. You will be shocked to see how fast the
      Upcomming evil events will occur. Futhhermore, i do not believe that
      the true christians will be able to support the horrors that are comming
      More time than that.

  11. Does anyone know the title — or better yet, have a link to — the writings of Bl. Catherine Emmerich where she writes about “the two popes?”

  12. Its time to get educated!
    The Catholic Church first prohibited Catholics from membership in Masonic organizations and other secret societies in 1738. Since then, at least eleven popes have made pronouncements about the incompatibility of Catholic doctrines and Freemasonry. From 1738 until 1983, Catholics who publicly associated with, or publicly supported, Masonic organizations were censured with automatic excommunication. Since 1983, the prohibition on membership exists in a different form. Although there was some confusion about membership following the 1965 Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), the Church continues to prohibit membership in Freemasonry because it concluded that Masonic principles and rituals are irreconcilable with Catholic doctrines. The current norm, the 1983 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) Declaration on Masonic associations, states that “faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion” and membership in Masonic associations is prohibited. The most recent CDF document about the “incompatibility of Freemasonry with the Catholic faith” was issued in 1985.

    Irreconcilability between Christian faith and Freemasonry
    Written On 26 November 1983 and published March 11, 1985.

    See 2504 -2513 in the Catechism

    1. How can any loyal cotholic take bergolio serious? We should not even discuss him or what he
      says or does. We would do much more good for our holy mother, by telling the people the truth,
      namely bergolio is no longer just a herretical pope, but also an apostate pope. Of course we
      dare not cease to pray for him, because even though he is unlawfully pope, never the less he
      is on the seat of saint peter. May god have mercy on the souls, that he is leading to hell.

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