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ARLINGTON, Virginia (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis is “pushing a globalist, leftist agenda,” a co-founder of the Coalition for Canceled Priests told Breitbart on Saturday during a national walking pilgrimage for the Traditional Latin Mass.

“We saw that in his recent visit to Kazakhstan with this one-world religion,” Father John Lovell told Breitbart’s Matthew Perdie, referencing an ecumenical document stating that God wills “differences in religion” which the pontiff recently signed. The actual text of the document, which appeared to contradict Catholic teaching, was then quietly updated several hours later – after the religious leaders had given their assent to it, and after it had been publicly pronounced during a livestream.

“We’re also seeing it in a lot of the cardinals that he’s appointing and the bishops,” said Lovell. They are “very much pushing a modernist agenda, sadly.”

READ: 300 Catholics march from Arlington to DC cathedrals to ‘express sorrow’ over Latin Mass restrictions

But “the Church isn’t supposed to be brought into the modern world. The modern world is supposed to be converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is never ending,” he continued.

“The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not modern. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is eternal… We always have to push and proclaim that great mission which is Jesus Christ Himself.”

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LifeSite's Rome correspondent, Louis Knuffke, delivers four other LifePetitions to the Vatican:

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UPDATE (8/2/22): Cardinal Cupich has regretfully banned the Institute of Christ the King from offering the Traditional Latin Masses or hearing Confessions at their parish in Chicago. 

An official sign from the Institute was posted at the Shrine of Christ the King, saying: “As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended. Confession times are discontinued. The Chapel remains open for prayer.”

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Sources have leaked to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Cupich seems ready to completely ban a community of Traditional priests from offering the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago!

July 31st appears to be the deadline for priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Latin Masses — which would end their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago full stop.

This outrageous persecution against faithful Catholics is an affront to 2,000 years of Tradition and is the rallying cry for today's saints: We need brave and devout Catholics across the world to demand Cardinal Cupich respect the holy priests of the Institute of Christ the King and SAVE the Traditional Latin Mass! 

SIGN: CARDINAL CUPICH MUST HEAR THAT CATHOLICS LIKE YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS! >>> 

The Institute of Christ the King has attracted national attention for its beautiful, reverent, and profound celebration of the TLM — all of which looks set to end in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! 

There are currently 18 ICKSP apostolates dotting more than 10 states in America — serving 400-500 faithful Catholics just in the city of Chicago with 3 Latin Masses every Sunday. With this rumored attack, Cupich — who also serves in high-profile Vatican positions — is sending a sign to all traditionalist priests worldwide.

This robust Catholic community is truly a jewel of Catholic Tradition — making it odd that the ICKSP might be the subject of censorship!

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"Cardinal Cupich, a close collaborator of Pope Francis and a promoter of the liberal agenda within the Church, has already issued restrictions regarding the traditional Latin rite within his diocese at the end of last year."

*** Catholics must defend and promote the Traditional Latin Mass before the potential July 31st deadline! ***

It’s important now more than ever to send a message to Cardinal Cupich that the Institute of Christ the King must continue its ministry of offering the TLM without fear of retaliation or hostility.  

END OF JULY DEADLINE: SEND A MESSAGE TO CARDINAL CUPICH THAT YOU STAND WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING! >>> 

The crackdown is expected to take effect at the end of July, when the Institute of Christ the King will be expected to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass — in opposition to their vocational calling to protect the TLM. 

This mandate is by design, but the ICKSP is currently holding strong. Catholics all across the world must tell the faithful priests of the ICKSP that we are praying for them and raising our voices! 

RAISE YOUR VOICE: PROTECT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS FROM CENSORSHIP! >>> 

Thank you for committing yourself to the frontline fight defending Catholicism from the onslaught of the Cardinal Cupich’s modernist movement. It is moments like these that Catholics from all over the world show their true colors. Stand for TRADITION. Defend the Institute of Christ the King! Send a message to Cardinal Blase Cupich! 

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Lovell walked alongside Catholic pilgrims as they prayed the rosary, sang hymns, and solemnly processed from Arlington’s Cathedral of St. Thomas More to Washington, D.C.’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. The Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington recently announced their implementations of Traditionis Custodes, measures that will harshly crack down on the flourishing Traditional Latin Mass, and the pilgrims were mourning their loss (and expressing thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI’s now-canceled motu proprio making the ancient Mass more widely available after decades of suppression and liturgical abuse following the Second Vatican Council).

Thanks to Traditionis Custodes, the Traditional Latin Mass is now available in only three parish churches in the Diocese of Arlington, previously known for its high number of diocesan priests who offer the Old Mass in addition to the Novus Ordo, plus five segregated, non-parish “locations.” The Archdiocese of Washington has banned the Old Mass in parish churches entirely – which is almost certain to cause parishes to closerelegating it instead to the Franciscan monastery in the nation’s capital, and a chapel and mission church in Maryland.

In Europe and the U.S., “the only viable growth in the Church right now is in the Traditional Latin Mass movement,” said Lovell, lamenting that the Old Mass is being restricted “across the world” thanks to the Church hierarchy.

The Coalition for Canceled Priests offers practical support to priests, religious, and seminarians who have been “canceled” or unjustly persecuted by their bishops or superiors.

“Cancel culture is not just in the general society, it’s also in the Church,” said Lovell, who was “canceled” by the Bishop of Rockford in 2012 and has spent a decade fighting for his good name. “The canceled priests are not priests that have done something wrong” but have drawn the ire of the hierarchy for following Church doctrine and preaching against abortion or contraception and “standing up for traditional Catholic values and teaching.”

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