Interreligious Prayer for Peace at the Colosseum

October 31, 2022

On October 25, the Sant'Egidio Community concluded a new prayer meeting for peace at the Colosseum, in the presence of the Pope and representatives of numerous religious groups. The reference to the 1986 Assisi meeting was explicit.

This year again “The Cry for Peace” took place, an event that has been organized by the Sant’Egidio Community for 36 years. That is, since October 27, 1986 when John Paul II summoned the representatives of the religions of the world to Assisi to pray together, united, and ask them to “continue to live the spirit of Assisi.”

Ecumenism, one of the most poisonous fruits of the Council, makes it possible to invite members of all religions to prayer, thus revealing the true nature of modernism: no dogma to express truths external to man, able to determine our behavior and the right order of things. On the contrary, each religion would be assimilated to a pure product of the human spirit.

And like any product of the human mind, religions too would be good insofar as they provide for the good of human society, and adapt to it. It is in this sense that one must read the speech by Marco Impagliazzo, president of the powerful Sant'Egidio Community, who explained that since the time of John Paul II, religions have come closer together much more than nations, and who attributed the fall of the Berlin Wall to interreligious prayer.

He concluded with words that leave no doubt about the indifferentist and modernist vision: “if religions listen to the cry for peace and unite their prayer, their creative capacity, even this global war in pieces can be stopped.”

Everything happened according to the pattern established since 1986: during the day, representatives of the religions prayed in various places in the city, and then at 5 p.m. they all gathered at the Colosseum. The pope sat next to representatives of the various heresies and schisms, as well as representatives of Judaism, Islam, many pagan religions, etc., without any difference in rank and in total confusion between truth and error .

Also present were the Mayor of Rome and the newly installed Italian Minister of Culture. Ecumenical meetings are truly the most accomplished liturgy of the so-called conciliar Church, or perhaps of the new single world civil religion.

Among the various conflicts discussed during the meeting, that of Ukraine was obviously the most mentioned. The pope insisted that religions, to be true, must only bring peace. War would never be holy, and God's name could not be invoked to justify conflict. A final appeal was signed by all present.

Such events cannot go unnoticed, even if they have become commonplace. We must continue to denounce them precisely so that they do not have their own and principal effect, which is to make us indifferent to the truths of the faith, reducing religion to an entity of human promotion.