To provide a little more detail of the things they are accusing him of:
In 2016 Francis published Amoris Laetitia, his document on marriage, divorce and remarriage. This comes in for strong criticism in the letter. Roman Catholic “Church” law does not permit divorce, and it states that divorced Roman Catholics who have remarried in civil ceremonies cannot partake of “communion” unless they abstain from sexual relations with their new partner, because their first marriage is still valid according to “Church” doctrine, unless it has been annulled. But Francis has made it possible for certain exceptions to be made to this. He has placed the final decision in the hands of a priest or bishop working together with the individual concerned. This relaxing of official Popish law was strongly criticised at the time it was published, and continued to be criticised thereafter by doctrinal conservatives within the priesthood and elsewhere.
Then, as to Rome’s relations with Lutherans: the open letter brings up the fact that Francis once said that Martin Luther’s intentions “were not mistaken”. And it criticised him for signing a joint statement with Lutherans in 2016, in which he stated that Roman Catholics were grateful for the “theological gifts” of the Reformation. According to orthodox Roman Catholic teaching, the Reformation was a disaster for Rome and something satanic, and Luther and the other Reformers were destroyers and heretics.
As for Francis’ approach to Islam, the letter criticised him for making a joint statement with a Muslim leader in February 2019, in Abu Dhabi, in which it was said that the plurality and diversity of religions was the will of God. This was a denial of orthodox Roman Catholic doctrine, which states that there is no salvation outside the Roman Catholic religion.
The letter’s authors also state that Francis is guilty of publicly praising, or raising to influential positions, various prelates and others despite the fact that they reject orthodox Roman Catholic doctrine and morals. And they name these men.
Are the authors of this open letter correct in their accusations of heresy levelled at Francis?
Yes, they are – always bearing in mind that by “heresy” they mean deviations from Roman Catholic doctrine – not from biblical truth. They don’t care about that. Roman Catholic theology is not the same thing as biblical doctrine. Inasmuch as Francis has departed from Roman Catholic theology, he proclaims heresy according to Roman Catholicism. He is guilty of what they accuse him of. He has departed from official Roman Catholic doctrine, and he has supported men holding positions within his false “Church” who are also heretics against Roman Catholic theology.
But why is he doing this?
The Jesuits’ Modus Operandi
Francis is a Jesuit, a fact which must never, ever be forgotten or ignored, because this explains almost everything we need to know about the man.
The Jesuit Order exists, and always has existed, for one supreme purpose: to bring the entire world into submission to the Papacy. But their fanatical belief that “the end justifies the means” to achieve their goals is the reason why, despite portraying themselves as the great defenders of Roman Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy, they have never hesitated to change Roman Catholic doctrine, ignore Roman Catholic doctrine, and even readily follow the teachings of other religions, if to do so will advance the Jesuit agenda.
G.B. Nicolini, in his History of the Jesuits, wrote in 1884: “Draw the character [of the Jesuit] as he seems in London and you will not recognise the portrait of the Jesuit in Rome. The Jesuit is the man of circumstances, despotic in Spain, constitutional in England, republican in Paraguay, bigot in Rome, idolater in India. He will assume and act out in his own person all the different features by which men are usually distinguished from each other. He will accompany the gay woman of the world to the theatre and will share in the excess of debauchee. Solemn countenance, he will take his place by the side of the religious man at church or revel in the tavern. He dresses in all garbs, speaks all languages, knows all customs, is present everywhere though nowhere recognised. And all this, it would seem – O monstrous blasphemy! – for the greater glory of God.”
In my book, The Jesuits: the Secret Army of the Papacy, I wrote: “While, in general, the Roman Catholic institution has never had any qualms about ‘re-interpreting’, or even dispensing entirely with, the commandments of God… the Jesuits, in particular, are masters at this. In this way they have often endeared themselves to the people, and in particular to the upper classes, whom they have always sought to control. By being lenient in the confessional, imposing slight penances for sins or even justifying sin whenever it suited them, they became the most popular confessors of the rich and powerful in many lands – and still are.”