Cardinal Kasper Sends Birthday Wish to Patriarch Bartholomew I

Cardinal Walter Kasper
Vatican-Based Cardinal Walter Kasper


Zenit reported the following last night:

Cardinal Sends Birthday Message to Bartholomew I

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 24, 2010 ( The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity sent a message to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

There are several points about the article to consider:

  1. Early professors of Christ, including Catholics, did not celebrate birthdays (see Did Early Christians Celebrate Birthdays?).  So perhaps this was not the “Christian” thing to do (hence ecumenical politics would seem to be the most likely reason for this “birthday message”).
  2. Cardinal Kasper is often going out of his way in order to try to get unity with the Orthodox–and this will be dangerous for Catholics (see Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox?).
  3. Patriarch Bartholomew favors greater unity with Rome,  and speaks against those who are opposed to it (see Patriarch of Constantinople on ecumenical unity and those that oppose it).  Yet, this unity will be dangerous for the Orthodox (see Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics).
  4. Cardinal Kasper does not believe that the Church of Rome has the type of “Apostolic Succession” that most of its members believe that it has (see Cardinal Admits Lack of Early Primacy).  He has sometimes given “traditionalist Catholics” reasons to question his beliefs and positions.
  5. If the Malachy prophecies about the remaining popes is correct, there is only one pope left (see Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies?).  Since Pope Benedict XVI is to turn 83 in April, he may not remain in office for a very long time.  Time would seem to be short.  This is also consistent with biblical dates and calculations (see
    Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?).
  6. If other Catholic prophecies are correct, an ecumenical antipope would be the next one (this is discussed in the most detail in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect).
  7. There is a high probability that someone supported by the ecumenical Cardinal Walter Kasper will be that pope.  Various Catholics have taught that an antipope would arise (see Archbishop Fulton Sheen and his end time insights remembered).

Jesus told His followers to “watch” (Matthew 24:42; 25:13; Mark 13:33-37; Luke 21:36) world events as they head towards the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.  And there are many events to watch in these end times.

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