(LifeSiteNews) — A high-ranking South Sudanese cabinet member said his country will resist Pope Francis to his face if the pontiff urges them to decriminalize homosexual behavior during his visit to the embattled nation this week.
“If he [Pope Francis] is coming here and he tells us that marriage of the same-sex, homosexuality is legal, we will say no,” Michael Makuei Lueth said at a press conference Friday, January 27, according to Radio Tamazuj, a South Sudanese broadcasting company.
‘South Sudan has zero tolerance for homosexuality, same-sex marriage’-Makuei #SouthSudan https://t.co/EEHUjOAQk9 pic.twitter.com/KFn9NNfqN3
— Radio Tamazuj (@RadioTamazuj) January 28, 2023
Mukei serves as the head of Information, Communication, and Postal Service for the landlocked, Christian-majority nation, where same-sex “marriage” remains outlawed and homosexual behavior punishable with up to 14 years’ imprisonment.
The 86-year-old Bishop of Rome is scheduled for a trip to South Sudan as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo from Tuesday, January 31 to Sunday, February 5. He will be joined by Anglican primate Justin Welby and a representative of the Presbyterian community in Scotland. The Vatican previously hosted the heads of South Sudan’s rival factions in April 2019, when Francis infamously kissed their feet.
During an interview with the Associated Press last week, Francis sent shockwaves across the world when he said homosexual behavior is a sin but “not a crime.” He also said the Church “must” work to end anti-sodomy laws, for which he was praised by many pro-LGBT clergy and media outlets.
Mukei continued his remarks by stating, “God was not mistaken. He created man and woman, and he told them to marry one another and go and fill the world. Do same-sex partners give birth?”
Liberal bishops around the world continue promoting heterodox views on homosexuality, female priests, divorce, contraception, and more — advancing anti-Catholic positions that jeopardize the salvation of souls.
Such bishops often sideline, ignore and even persecute traditional Catholics who simply ask that the Faith be preserved and passed on to their children.
But traditional Catholics cannot be silenced any longer, which is why we are uniting in this international boycott of modernist bishops and dioceses until the deposit of Faith is upheld by the hierarchy again.
SIGN: We will not fund modernist bishops or priests who undermine the Catholic Faith, but rather direct our contributions towards faithful clergy and orders that work for the salvation of souls.
There are countless examples of bishops working against Christ's Church in calling for divine law to be ignored in favor of sexual, doctrinal and liturgical deviancy, even trying to clamp down on Catholics who practise the Faith.
Just last year, Cardinal Cupich banned traditional prayers after Mass, and more recently has curtailed the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese.
Cardinal Cupich has banned the Hail Mary and St Michael Prayer after Mass— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) August 27, 2021
Who but a devil would ban these prayers after Mass
The attack on the Faith is out in the open, with modernist bishops causing scandal in countless ways:
- Shutting down the Latin Mass in numerous parishes
- Rejecting the Church's teaching on sodomy
- Ignoring Vatican cover-ups of abuse by fellow bishops
- Celebrating LGBT Masses
- And so much more!
We have seen enough. Now is the time to show true Catholic unity against those who undermine the Faith - do not be bullied into submission by these men who would disfigure Christ's Church.
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"We therefore commit to a financial boycott of modernist bishops until the hierarchy resolves to uphold the entire deposit of Faith."
If the bishops refuse to uphold and protect the teaching of Christ's Bride, the Catholic Church, then we must refuse to support them until they repent.
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Despite his defiant tone, Mukei told the press the Pope’s visit is a “historical event” and that he recognized he was coming “so that peace prevails” in the war-torn region.
South Sudan is currently under a provisional government following a civil war that began in 2013. It has been overrun by violence in recent years in spite of significant peace efforts, prompting Vatican intervention.
The Bible maintains that sodomy is one of the four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance — the others being murder, oppression of the poor, and defrauding laborers of just wages. The ancient city of Sodom, which was destroyed by God with fire and brimstone, was named after the sin that its homosexual inhabitants engaged in without repentance.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church also teaches same-sex attraction is “intrinsically disordered” because it inclines persons to perform behaviors that not only cause them to lose their own souls but harm the Mystical Body of Christ. In his 1925 encyclical Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the traditional teaching of the Church that only when men “recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony.”