Monday, February 20, 2017

Cardinal Refused Masonic Grandmaster Church Funeral

(Abidjan) This news has been concealed in Europe. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, the Archbishop of Abidjan, denied the Honorary Grandmaster  and founder of the Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast, Clotaire Magloire Coffie, an ecclesiastical funeral. Coffie had been killed in a traffic accident this January 29th.

His sudden death has shaken the economy and politics of the West African country. Freemasonry is also influential on the Ivory Coast. Alassane Quattara, Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and that of Gabon, Ali Bongo Odimba, were among the first to be included in the condolence book. In the Congo, Gabon and Sierra Leone, there is no prospect of a higher position in the state without initiation in the lodge.

The funeral ceremonies, in addition to a Masonic "farewell", which was not publicly announced, also foresaw an ecclesiastical funeral with a Requiem Mass on February 12th. So it had been announced from Coffie's circle.

Despite massive pressure, Cardinal Kutwa refuses Church funeral

In spite of massive political pressure on him, Cardinal Kutwa has denied the Grand Master an ecclesiastical funeral. The archbishop of Abidjan remained firm, recalling that Catholic faith and Freemasonry were incompatible. Cardinal Kutwa also instructed Msgr. Ziad Sacre, head of the Catholic, Lebanese mission of the country, not to undertake an ecclesiastical funeral for Michel Georges Ghorayeb. The Lebanese Ghorayeb, a Freemason  like Coffie, had been killed together with him in the traffic accident.

Coffie was called "Le Papa" by the Freemasons. "Le Papa et un autre frère, Michel Ghorayeb, sont morts" (The father and another brother, Michel Ghorayeb, are dead), Jeune Afrique reported on 31 January, citing the Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast.

It was the Greek Orthodox priest of Abidjan who finally agreed to perform the religious rite on 6 February as part of a vigil.

Incompatibility: Fellowship automatically leads to excommunication

The incompatibility between the secret bond of the Lodges and the Catholic Church was confirmed by Pope Clement XII. in the dogmatic bull In Eminenti of 28 April 1738. Since then, Catholics know that they merit the punishment of the excommunication latae sententiae when they join a lodge.

The founding of the Grand-Lodge of London in June 1717 is considered the "birth-hour" of Freemasonry around the world. All other lodges invoke this grand lodge. 300 years later,
nothing of what Pope Clement XII. in his bull has been altered. On 26 November 1983, the Catholic Church finally confirmed the condemnation of Freemasonry. The Declaration of the Congregation for the Congregation of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, took place with the express approval of Pope John Paul II. It stated that the negative judgment of the Church on Freemasonry was "unchanged". Literally it means:

"The negative judgment of the Church on Masonic associations thus remains unchanged because their principles have always been regarded as incompatible with the doctrine of the Church, and therefore, their membership in them is prohibited. The faithful who are members of the Masonic associations are, therefore, in the state of serious sin, and can not receive Holy Communion."

"Those who put pressure on Cardinal Kutwa to persuade him to allow an ecclesiastical burial for the Grand Master, despite the condemnation, may have been accustomed to dealing with a spineless clergy ready to bend, eager to please. But not all, thanks to Providence, are this way. There are Church leaders who continue to take the Catechism seriously and, above all, say no, when the sacraments and especially the Eucharist are at stake," said Mauro Faverzani of Corrispondenza Romana.

Great influence of the lodges on the policies of several African states

The funeral ceremonies for the influential Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast lasted several days from the 6th to the 10th of February, and were strikingly similar to the protocol for the corresponding celebrations at the death of a head of state. A large number of politicians had appeared, including the country's Minister of Security, Hamed Bakayoko, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast, who had been in office since 2015, and Alain Donwahi, the Grand Master of the Province of the Grand Center. Also present were Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan, Minister of Economic Affairs Bruno Koné, former Prime Minister Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio, Chairman of the Economic and Environmental Council, Charles Koffi Diby, and former Prime Minister Henriette Konan Bedié.

They presented themselves to Cardinal Kutwa. Jean-Pierre Kutwa, ordained a priest in 1971, was appointed Archbishop of Gagnoa in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. In 2006 Pope Benedict XVI appealed to him to take the archbishop's See of Abidjan. In February 2014, Pope Francis Francis raised him to the rank of Cardinal.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL (Screenshot)


Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain why would a Greek Orthodox priest perform funeral rites for a Mason? I thought (since I read it in many places) that the Easterners are clearly against masonry and other diabolical sects.

JBQ said...

Many the article that I have read insinuate that Pope John XXIII had Masonic links.

Tancred said...

Mad Magazine, Onion, High Times, Masonic World, Most Holy Family Monastery....

Tancred said...

Oh, you must not know much about the Orthodox Church.

Anonymous said...

they have a retirement home lodge near me for all the grand what have yous (33 degree +). I looked at their webpage, every day they have a "worship session" in the chapel. Uhh, what or who are they worshipping?

Tancred said...

Obviously, Satan, although they pay homage to various Christian and even Catholic particularities for appearances sake. Everything is appearance with the lodge.

Anonymous said...

Massonismus delenda est. Deus lo vult!

Iohannes Antemuralis. said...

In his Encyclical on Freemasonry Humanum Genus (April 20, 1884), Pope LEO XIII had already indicated that Freemasonry, had already 'gained entrance into every rank of the State as to seem to be almost its ruling power. - Cf. The Illuminati, the Pope, and the Secret Societies -

PaxTecum77 said...

I remember when Rome confirmed that being a member of the Masons was a mortal sin. Catholics were joining the Freemasons because the condemnation against them was Pre-Vatican ll and anything before the Council was invalid according to Modernism. I was a boy when the Council ended so people my age had no idea what the Masons were. There were in fact Masons who worked in Masonry who thought they were committing a mortal sin for laying bricks. They had to be assured that a mason who lays bricks was not the masonry that Rome was condemning. What confusion we were dragged through!

Anonymous said...

God willing, Africa just might be lift the burder which we presently shoulder.
God bless and protect Cardinal Kutwa. Surely he has an enemy in high places.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Pope Francis is scheming with his cohorts how to discredit this good Cardinal.
Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

Most Holy Family monastery is sedevacantist. I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, much less my smartphone.

Barnum said...


Can you recommend a book or two that lists and discusses the differences between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches?

Unknown said...

The Broken Cross by Fr. Piers Compton

Nikita Roncalli:Counterlife of a Pope by Franco Bellegrandi (head of the Vatican noble guard under John 23, Paul 6)

These are better sources for the freemasonry of some of the current popes.

Seattle Kim

Unknown said...

Also the new code of canon law does not specifically forbid freemasonry:

Seattle kim

Sixupman said...

Were we had prelates of such courage in the UK and Europe!

Tancred said...

I've never heard anyone who wasn't a Mason make that argument.

Tancred said...

This is a wonderful place to start?

Anonymous said...

I know this is off topic a bit, but I saw on another site "Rorate Caeli" this morning that there is to be held a conference in Paris at a notable university on the topic of " The Canonical process on the Problem of Deposing a Heretical Pope."
- See more at:
I'm not sure if this link will work. But go to the site and read about it.
Many important theologians and writers, and people who signed on against Francis "Amoris" letter will be there. Don't know if any bishops or cardinals will.
But the very fact that they are having such a gathering is proof of a movement growing against Francis and his people.
Bergoglio will probably die before he gets thrown out, but if he and his people are hanging on for dear life until they are confronted with this and are thrown out...I think I would laugh for a week at the sight of Bergoglio being deposed in disgrace.
Then maybe we could have a true, traditional minded, Catholic Pope.....someone who builds up the Church rather than trying to re-shape/destroy it.
Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

It is unlikely we will ever know for sure if the allegations made against John 23rd, and other popes too, are factual. We don't have access to the archives and confidential correspondence, but his encyclical Paxem in Terris should have sent alarm bells ringing, likewise the favorable treatment he received from a traditionally hostile press. The newspaper editors, particularly in the Anglo-phone world, seemed to receive the message; 'take it easy on the new guy, he is one of our own'.

Tancred said...

Absolutely! John XXIII was a terrible pope who had the whiff of the lodge about him.

Anonymous said...

There is also a lodge near me, I have run by there at night and threw a miraculous medal up on the roof

Tancred said...

I would bury them or nail them to telephone poles.

Anonymous said...

MHFM is sedevacantist but I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Their video on magic is outstanding, the best presentation/explanation of "magic" on the internet.

FuneralBase said...

Is this happend for real?