Vatican’s Cardinal Koch to meet with Russian Patriarch Kirill

Kurt Koch


Vatican Radio released the following which I machine-translated into English:

December 17, 2013

This Wednesday that Cardinal Kurt Koch will meet Patriarch Kirill in Moscow. The meeting between the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity should focus on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria, as well as dialogue theological, with the backdrop of an unprecedented intensification of contacts between the two Churches.

Cardinal Koch is the fourth Catholic representative to visit Moscow in the space of a month and a half after Cardinal Paul Poupard, Cardinal Angelo Scola and Bishop Vincenzo Paglia. For its part, Metropolitan Hilarion, for External Affairs in the Moscow Patriarchate, was received by Pope Francis in November at the Vatican. During a press conference, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity acknowledged that relations had improved and joint actions were considered.

To a meeting between Francis and Kirill?

Cardinal Koch, whose remarks were reported by the Italian news agency ANSA, himself said he would discuss with the Patriarch Kirill of how to deepen bilateral relations. His priority: understand the point of view of the Patriarch of Moscow on the follow-up to ecumenical dialogue. Asked about a possible meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch, the first since the schism of 1054, Cardinal Koch merely stated that these exchanges in head-to-head also used to prepare the ground for the purpose of an event of this scope.  (link to the original source:

Actually, the Bible warns against the type of ecumenism that Cardinal Koch is advocating and those who are Catholic or Eastern Orthodox truly should fear what this will develop into.

Even if he is a truly faithful Roman Catholic, Cardinal Kurt Koch’s job, from a prophetic perspective, is dangerous. The Bible shows that an ecumenical unity for the world is coming out of Europe (cf. Revelation 13:3-4,8) and it will not be faithful to the early and true apostolic traditions or sacred scripture.

American Catholics will find such unity with the Eastern Orthodox and Protestants especially disturbing if they understood what will really happen. Notice some Catholic prophecies about the coming ecumenical unity:

Frederick William Faber (died 1863):…Antichrist…Many believe in a demonical incarnation—this will not be so—but he will be utterly possessed…His doctrine as apparent contradiction of no religion, yet a new religion…He has an attending pontiff, so separating regal and prophetic office (Edward. Prophecy for Today. Imprimatur + A.J. Willinger, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno; Reprint: Tan Books and Publishers, Rockford (IL), 1984, p. 87).

Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser (17th century): …there will be an ecumenical council which will be the greatest of all councils by the power of the Great Monarch, and by the authority of the Holy Pontiff, and by the union of the most devout princes, atheism and every heresy will be banished from the earth. The Council will…be believed and accepted by everyone (Dupont, Yves. Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement. TAN Books, Rockford (IL), 1973, p. 40).

(April 22, 1823): I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extravagant Church. Everyone was admitted in it in order to be united and to have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church (Dupont, p. 71).

Priest Paul Kramer (21st century): The errors of Orthodoxy and of Protestantism will be embraced by that false church, it will be an ecumenical church because the Anti-Pope will be recognized by the world—not by the faithful, but by the world—by the secular world and the secular governments. (Kramer P. The Imminent Chastisement for Not Fulfilling Our Lady’s Request. An edited transcript of a speech given at the Ambassadors of Jesus and Mary Seminar in Glendale, California, September 24, 2004.THE FATIMA CRUSADER Issue 80, Summer 2005, pp. 32-45 viewed 4/15/08)

Jeanne le Royer (died 1798): One day I heard a voice which said, ‘The new Constitution will appear to many other than what it really is. They will bless it as a gift from heaven; whereas it is really a gift from {haydes} and permitted by God in His just wrath. It will only be by its effects that people will be led to recognize the Dragon who wanted to destroy all and devour all (Dupont, p. 53).

Whether this is last item a reference to some type of power agreement with the Beast (Revelation 17:12-13) or the ecumenical council (cf. Revelation 13:1-4), notice that it is expected to be satanic (Satan is the Dragon, per Revelation 12:9).

Either way, it is clear that even some Catholic prophecies suggest danger involved with ecumenism (see also Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox?).

Notice also some Eastern Orthodox prophecies about the coming ecumenical unity:

Many Catholic prophecies speak of the victory of the ‘true Catholic faith’, while Orthodox prophecies, although they agree on everything else, predict a victory of the ‘true Orthodox faith’…When we speak of the future Council, it is bound to be ecumenical…there will come a true re-unification of the Christian Churches…This Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is not going to be Roman Catholic as understood today…The error-free Orthodox faith…The Orthodox did not experience a Vatican II, they did not begin to rewrite Scriptures…Hence, error-free in the sense that it has not been contaminated by satan…(Tzima Otto, pp. 120-122)

Saint Nelios the Myrrh-Gusher (died 1592): During that time the Eighth and last Ecumenical Synod will take place, which will satisfy the contentions of the heretics…(Tzima Otto H. The Great Monarch and WWIII in Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Scriptural Prophecies. Verenikia Press, Rock Hill (SC), 2000, p. 111).

By satisfying “heretics,” clearly this council compromises and changes the religion, which will be called “Catholic.” If heretics are truly heretics, should their complaints be satisfied?

The Bible teaches that a worldwide ecumenical religion will develop and mislead the world (Revelation 13:4,8).

While proper cooperation with various church groups should be encouraged, Cardinal Koch’s real goals of unity (the way I think he wants it) should not be. Do not enough Protestants and Catholics see what is really going on?

As far as Cardinal Koch himself goes, he is one that I have long wondered if he would be the final Antichrist of biblical prophecy, who is the final antipope of Catholic private prophecies.  I still feel that he will assist in the objectives of the final Antichrist.  What he intends to do with Russian Patriarch Kirill is consistent with that.

On Saturday, 30 November 2013, Pope Francis named Cardinal Koch a Member of the Congregation for Catholic Education.  Both Pope Francis and Cardinal Koch are ones to watch as far as movement towards the objectives of the final Antichrist.  Patriarch Kirill, though not a candidate himself, also is having influence with some of this.

More details can be found in the following:

Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox? Are the current ecumenical meetings a good thing or will they result in disaster? Do Protestants realize what the goal of the ecumenical Catholics is?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies?
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The History of Early Christianity Are you aware that what most people believe is not what truly happened to the true Christian church? Do you know where the early church was based? Do you know what were the doctrines of the early church? Is your faith really based upon the truth or compromise?
What Do Roman Catholic Scholars Actually Teach About Early Church History? Although most believe that the Roman Catholic Church history teaches an unbroken line of succession of bishops beginning with Peter, with stories about most of them, Roman Catholic scholars know the truth of this matter. This eye-opening article is a must-read for any who really wants to know what Roman Catholic history actually admits about the early church.
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Russia in prophecy. Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?

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