June 5, 1960, the pope established "Secretariat for the Union
"By ecumenical movement, we mean" says the Decree
on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council, "the
activities and initiatives which, according to the various necessities of the church, and the favorable circumstances of the
times,are raised up and organized for the promotion of the unity of Christians."
If all Catholics, with prudence and patience, under the vigilance of their pastors, will
work in this magnificent ecumenical apostolate, by this method, little by little, the obstacles which impede perfect ecclesiastical
communion will be overcome.
Christians will unite in a single celebration of the eucharist, in that unity of the one and only church, which Christ gave
from the beginning to his church, and which we believe exists without defect in the Roman Catholic church, and which we trust,
will grow from day to day until the end of the age".
The Roman Catholic authorities have declared that all other religious systems were formed by their founders as fully
conscious acts of rebellion.
leaders of the ecumenical movement claim their goal is for everyone to get together in harmony.
But it really is a one-way street, to
bring Protestants from their "error" and "rebellion" and "revolt" back
under the despotic "authority" claimed by the pope.
The present ecumenical campaign, which has been in existance for several years, differs little from
aims of the Inquisition.
Take advantage of the times and present mentality of the people existing today,
to re-establish a total control over all who call themselves "Christians".
They even got Billy Graham.
Billy Graham used to fill his sermons with the fiery declaration:
"The Bible says! The Bible says!"
He hasn't done that for years.
Did you ever wonder why in recent years, in the entire visible Protestant church in America,
the leadership has collapsed into powerlessness and compromise and denial of the Truth of Christ and scandals of corruption?
The answer is, they forsook the Bible, and compromised the Gospel Message, and began to
seek public popularity by joining in the ecumenical compromise.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1984
Rochester, MN. (AP)
A spokesman for Billy Graham confirms the evangelist played a behind-the-scenes role in President
Reagan's decision to establish formal diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
Early in 1983, Graham was asked by the President and Adviser William
Clark "to make informal, private inquiries among evangelical Protestant leaders
about likely response to such an action," said Donald Bailey, Media Director for Graham.
Evangelical ldeaders contacted by Graham at a the request of Clark included the Rev. Jerry
Falwell,head of Moral Majority; The Rev. Pat Robertson, head of Christian Broadcasting Network; the Rev. Billy Marvin,
Executive Secretary of the National Association of Evangelicals; the Rev. David Hubbard, President of Fuller Theological
Seminary, and the Rev. Gilbert Beers, Editor of "Christianity Today" magaxine. Moderate evangelicals were described
by Graham as "presenting few problems."
John Paul 11 visited Turkey and talked with Orthodox church leaders.
Whn he returned to St. Peter's, he told the 2000 peope gathered in St. Peter's Square:
I want to express joy for the visit I made to the sister church in Constantinople and
Patriarch Dimitrios 1 on the Solemn feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron of the church."
"We must overcome the divisions that have separated us since the 11th century and seek
again a coming together and reunion."
1982, Castel Gandolfo, Italy
John Paul 11 on Monday met privately with Lord Michael Ramsey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Vatican announced.
Vatican sources described the hourlong meeting at the pope's summer villa here as
The Pontiff met in Ghana last year with present Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie,
spiritual leader of the world's sixty-five million-strong Anglican Communion. The pope is scheduled to visit Britain
next summer--more than four centuries after King Henry V111's dispute with the Vatican split the English church from Rome.
John Paul will be the first reigning pope to visit Britain.