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Thursday, May 19, 2022

New Archbishop of Paris Administers Confirmation to the Faithful in the Immemorial Rite


Archbishop Ulrich of Lille administered Confirmation in the Immemorial Rite last Saturday in his archdiocese

(Paris) The appointed new archbishop of Paris administered Confirmation in the Immemorial Rite of All Ages in his previous diocese. The change to the Bishop's Chair on the Seine could be a stroke of luck.


Monsignor Laurent Bernard Marie Ulrich, originally from Burgundy, was appointed the new Archbishop of Paris by Pope Francis on April 26. The inauguration will take place next Monday.


Last Saturday, May 14, he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of 55 faithful in Lille, his previous diocese. A real boost in the atmosphere of Traditionis Custodes.


On May 23, Msgr. Ulrich will succeed Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who retired on December 2, 2021 at his own request by Pope Francis. Aupetit may have fallen victim to an orchestrated intrigue, but his retirement seems to have unexpectedly turned out to be a stroke of luck.


Laurent Ulrich was born in 1951 in Dijon, Burgundy. He studied at the Universities of Burgundy and Lyon and was ordained a priest for his home diocese in 1979. He worked in parish pastoral care, from 1985 also as Bishop's Vicar and from 1990 as Vicar General. In 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Chambéry in Savoy. Pope Benedict XVI then promoted him to Archbishop of Lille in French Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of France, in 2008. As such, offered confirmation in the traditional Rite a few days ago in his cathedral.


Archbishop Ulrich's decision to personally confirm the faithful in the traditional Rite contrasts surprisingly well with the repressive climate created by Pope Francis with the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes on July 16, 2021 and tightened by the Congregation for Divine Worship with its answers to Dubia on Traditionis Custodes.


These tightenings have it all. The new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Archbishop Arthur Roche, announced on December 4, 2021 in the answers to the Dubia that only the Sacrifice of the Mass may be celebrated in the traditional form, while all other sacraments are to be administered in the Bugnine Liturgy of Paul VI. However, Archbishop Lille ignored this Roman repression and offered – perhaps for that very reason, personally – 55 faithful in the church of Saint-Étienne in Lille to be confirmed in the traditional Rite. He was assisted by priests of the traditional institute Christ the King and Sovereign Priest.


It is unlikely that this would endear the new Archbishop of Paris to Santa Marta, where any movement of the traditional liturgy that occurs outside of narrow confines is viewed with great suspicion. However, his appointment has already been made and his inauguration is imminent. In any case, Pope Francis no longer links cardinalatial dignity to specific bishoprics. The last Archbishop of Paris to receive purple was André Vingt-Trois, who was then admitted by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals.


Even bishops, who have a reputation for being very close to Pope Francis, fall from grace when they show a gesture of benevolence to the traditional Rite. An example of this is Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and senior cleric in the ranks of the Community of Sant'Egidio. He implemented the Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes in his Archdiocese to the letter, not being more generous than the Pope would allow, but using all the possibilities contained therein for the benefit of the traditional Rite. Until then, Cardinal Zuppi was considered a possible crown prince by Pope Francis, which changed abruptly. In Santa Martha, Zuppi's concessions to traditional circles were interpreted as a "gambit" to make himself popular in a future conclave.


What Pope Francis wanted was demonstrated by his protégé and ghostwriter, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, Archbishop of La Plata and perhaps soon Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Cardinal. Msgr. Fernández eliminated the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of La Plata at Christmas 2018. In doing so, he anticipated by two and a half years what Pope Francis was to achieve with his Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes


It will be seen how the relationship between Monsignor Ulrich and Santa Marta will develop. First of all, it is to be hoped that the new archbishop of Paris will take his benevolent attitude towards the traditional Rite with him to the Seine, where his predecessor Aupetit imposed restrictions, and exert an influence on the French episcopacy as a whole.

The 55 confirmands with Archbishop Ulrich and the priests and assistants of the Institute of Christ the King and High Priest.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image : Facebook/ICRSS (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cardinal Sarah Reassures TLM Community as Busybody Complains to Paris Archdiocese About Traditional Chapel's Scamdemic Procedures


 

Cardinal Robert Sarah encourages the priests arrested in Paris. The picture shows the cardinal in the church in March 2015 when he was talking about the new evangelization and the liturgy.

From a Catholic.


[Katholisches] Robert Cardinal Sarah assured Abbé Marc Guelfucci, his chaplain Abbé Gabriel Grodziski and the parish of Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile in Paris of his support and wished the priests courage and trust in God. On Sunday, April 11th, Abbé Guelfucci read the letter to the congregation and conveyed the cardinal's blessing.

"I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered" (Mt 26:31).

What Jesus said to his disciples the evening before his death came to his mind spontaneously when he was reading the reports about this year's Easter Vigil in the congregation, writes Cardinal Sarah.

 

“I wish to express my support and condolences to you and Abbé Gabriel Grodziski in this test which meets you as pastor and pastor of souls, and I want to encourage you, the parishioners of Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile, to pray deeply, especially during the Holy Mass."

Cardinal Sarah remembers with joy and gratitude of his successful visit in March 2015, during which he was received by a congregation whose piety touched him.

 

"I bless you all with all my heart and entrust you to Our Lady of Consolation and Saint Joseph, Protector of the whole Church."  --Robert Cardinal Sarah


Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile, chancel

The two Parisian priests of tradition had celebrated the Easter Vigil in the traditional Rite in their community and are now under investigation for endangering the lives of others and confronted by Archbishop Auppetit with a canonical  investigation.

 

The Mass was public and on broadcast on the YouTube, followed by the community. The whole thing only turned into a media scandal after a non-Catholic brother of one of the people baptized had turned to the press indignantly because the hygiene regulations had been disregarded in the Mass. Abbé Guelfucci has now made a clear statement at Sunday Mass on April 11th. He emphasizes that short fragments were deliberately selected from the four-hour video material, which mainly show the procession and the baptisms of adults, in order to give the impression that the hygiene regulations are being disregarded. It was also completely wrongly commented that the faces were dipped in the same water during the baptism without disinfection with prepared towels. Abbé Guelfucci speaks of "Slander and defamation campaign intended to harm the Catholic Church, the diocese and the community" .  He reminds that Catholics have implemented all hygiene measures in a particularly disciplined manner, even before the first lockdown in March 2020. At no time did the community become a source of infection. “We trust Christ and the Virgin Mary to make the truth visible."


Archbishop Aupetit has meanwhile written to the parish on April 10th. At his request, this letter was read out to the congregation. According to the Archbishop, the video material shows irresponsible violations of the hygiene regulations (especially distance rules and mask requirements), even if the comments are exaggerated in places. He calls for a full implementation of the hygiene rules so that he is not forced to close the church.


In view of this positioning and such a threatening tone, it is to be hoped that Archbishop Aupetit will not allow himself to be instrumentalized in a war of the republic against the Church and sacrifice the pastor of Saint-Eugène to appease the anti-church republic.


Image: Le Salon beige / author

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com


AMDG

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Freemasons of France: "Notre Dame Should be Deconsecrated (Profaned) and Made Into a Cultural Temple"




France's Freemasons want to take advantage of the devastating fire of Notre-Dame de Paris to profane the cathedral and to win it over to the state.

(Paris) It's 2019. In Cameroon, politics and business are secretly controlled by Freemasonry. In France, Freemasons are increasing the pressure to take the ruined Notre-Dame cathedral from the Church and rebuild it into a "laicized" (Secular) cultural temple.

The state's bishops' conference complained about this condition in a public appeal. The first signatory is the President of  the Bishops' Conference, Monsignor Abraham Boualo Kome, Bishop of Bafang and Apostolic Administrator of Bafia.

The bishops' appeal expressly contains an invitation to stop the beaproned lodge brothers, rosicrucians and witches.

“Right now, in some parishes in our diocese, in parish councils and even in some diocesan bodies, there are more and more people with increasing responsibility who are Freemasons and Rosicrucians or who are devoted to witchcraft. Such a situation requires clarification."

The bishops emphasize not only "wanting to recall the basic lines of the Magisterium" through such more or less secret and occult groups, but "wanting to give precise, pastoral directives" ... "to proclaim and defend the faith in Jesus Christ who has died, buried and rose again.”

Freemasonry controls politics and business in Cameroon

Only last July 5 the United Grand Lodge of Cameroon wrote to the Prime Minister of the country with the requirement to appoint Lodge Brother Desiré Mama Ndjikam in charge of the important Lake Monound Project.

The Masonic Ndjikam has already held numerous, influential positions, the circulation of amounts of money, including Conaroute, the National Council for Road Construction .

The bishops are concerned about the increasing influence of Freemasons in the African country and the ever new and ever unabashed demands.

The Grand Lodge of Kamerung was formed in 2001 out of four lodges, which at that time were consolidated in the District Grand Lodge of Cameroon under the Grand Lodge of France.

With their appeal, the bishops recall that “the Christian religion is not our invention, but the religion revealed to God by Moses himself, which was fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ and brought to a consummation. Our faith is based on the truths revealed by the Lord. The truths are called dogmas. No Catholic can contradict them without denying their faith. It is about the dogmas of the Most Holy Trinity, Incarnation, Resurrection, Ascension, Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary.”

The bishops also affirm that Catholics are strictly forbidden from belonging to the Rosicrucians and similar groups because their teachings contradict the truth of the Gospels. The Rosicrucians, according to the bishops for explanation, see no person in God, but only as a kind of spiritual energy, the source of all material vibrations. The path to declared pantheism is no longer far away.

The bishops call for a solid instruction of the faithful in the truths of the faith, which should be free from ambiguities. The reason, according to the bishops, is that ignorance is the most common reason that people fall victim to sects and Gnostic associations.

The bishops call on the faithful to "ceaselessly" confess their own faith in Jesus Christ who died and rose.
The call of the bishops knows no false compromises. Such an attitude is unfortunately very rare to find among Europe's bishops, which is why they hardly oppose the Freemasons anymore.

Fire as an excuse to turn Norte-Dame into a cultural temple


On June 17, the French daily L'Opinion published an interview with Jean-Philippe Hubsch, Grand Master of the Greater Orient of France, the country's most influential Freemasonry.

In the interview, Hubsch suggests nothing less than to deconsecrate (profane) the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, which fell victim to a fire on April 14, from an as yet unexplained cause, and to transform it into a public cultural temple.

The beaproned lodge brothers in France immediately plunged into activism to raise funds for the reconstruction of the cathedral, which is the country's best-known national landmark. The Freemasons speak of a “gesture of republican solidarity,” but they do not mean this with unselfishness.

The Archdiocesan Press Office of the Archdiocese of Paris and even Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris have personally spoken repeatedly since the fire to emphasize the inescapable importance of the church as a place of cultus (worship).

In June, Archbishop Aupetit said in a sermon:

“Separating culture and cultus is the result of ignorance or ideology. A culture without a cultus becomes an unculture. This shows the abysmal religious ignorance of our contemporaries: by excluding the term "divine" and the name of God from the public sphere, by referring to a laity that excludes any visible, spiritual dimension."

But the beaproned brothers in the Masonic lodges do not give up. Notre-Dame Cathedral is to be taken from the Church and converted into a "secular" temple of culture. Not cultus, but culture, the motto can be summarized with the small difference of just one letter, which is, however, decisive.

Do you hear about it in the big media?

Were there any public voices heard in the major media that support the Church in France and Cameroon?
There is nothing more to say.


Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Get Ready for Attempts to Wreckovate Notre Dame

Edit: as a set of very rich globalists and shadowy deep state individuals promise
To pay for the rebuilding of the Cathedral. France’s head of state and the Pope make overtures that they will build a kind of inclusive replacement. Clearly they want to erase France’s legacy.

As one Rolling Stone magazine  of degenerate music and entertainment puts it, ”The building was so overburdened with meaning that its burning feels like an act of liberation,

It’s frightening to think that the impending renovation (as opposed to restoration) will have in store for Catholics in Paris. Indeed, there are suggestions that a new renovation, which could be as controversial as the previous 19th century gothic renovation, could capture a new contemporary Church, like the hideous renovation of the Lourve.

One invading politician in Quebec even suggested the fire was divine intervention:

Québec Solidaire member Eve Torres suggested that the tragedy was “a result of a divine intervention related to the prohibition of religious symbols in France,” according to LaPresse.ca.
The Pope of surprises undoubtedly sees an opportunity to vent his will to destroy here.

AMDG

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fire Brigade Chaplain Rescued Crown of Thorns and Blessed Sacrament From Notre Dame Fire

The irreplaceable relic and the Blessed Sacrament was saved on Monday evening by the firefighters’ chaplain, Jean-Marc Fournier during the burning of the cathedral - the chaplain charged into the burning cathedral

Paris (kath.net/KAP) As the broadcaster KTO reported on Tuesday, the saving of the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament was by the valor of the fire department's chaplain Jean-Marc Fournier. The chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade went on Monday evening with a group of firefighters into the burning Notre-Dame Cathedral and had opened the tabernacle, as well as the reliquary in which the crown of thorns reposed. Fournier then hurried out of the cathedral with the monstrance. It was feared that the religious treasures would be lost by the fire. "Father Fournier is an absolute hero," KTO quoted a member of the emergency services: "He showed no fear at all, as he went straight to the relics in the cathedral and made sure that they were saved."

In 2015, the Parisian priest had comforted the wounded after the Bataclan massacre, the worst terrorist attack in Paris in this century. [One of the worst since Muslims invaded France in the 8th century] He has become the "hero of the Notre-Dame-fire,” said a paramedic: "He deals with life and death every day, and he shows no fear."

Trans Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Seminarians of Paris Get to Know Immemorial Mass of All Ages

Seminarians of the seminary of Paris decided in their vast majority to want to know the Immemorial Mass of All Ages
(Paris) 80 seminarians of the Archdiocese of Paris have recently attended Holy Mass in the traditional form of the Roman Rite on February 2nd, at the Feast of Candlemass.
 
At the feast of Jesus in Templo and Purificatio Mariae, an unprecedented event took place in Paris. The Archdiocesan Seminary of Paris is the largest diocesan seminary in France. On 1 February, the seminarians attended an educational day at which they were introduced to the traditional [real] form of the Roman Rite in the Parisian church of Saint Eugène-Sainte Cecile by the priests working there, the canon lawyers Abbé Marc Guelfucci and Abbé Éric Iborra. Saint Eugène-Sainte Cecile is a parish of the Archdiocese of Paris. Both priests teach at the same time as professors at the archdiocesan seminary.
Holy Mass at the Feast of Candlemass  
The Abbot of the old ritual Benedictine monastery of Le Barroux, Dom Louis-Marie de Geyer d'Orth, then celebrated with the seminarians in the church of Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, dedicated to the French King Louis the Saint, at Holy Mass in the so-called extraordinary form, as Pope Benedict XVI. explained it in the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum .
 
After decades of harsh rejection and exclusion of the traditional rite, especially in France, where the intra-Church conflict was particularly marked by a strong traditionalist movement, there are signs of rapprochement. This is also evident from the fact that it was the seminarians who, in their absolute majority in the academic year 2017/2018, wanted to study the traditional form of the Roman Rite and the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, although, according to Corrispondenza Romana, it was not due to attempts by the diocesan authorities who had failed in the formation of priests to dissuade them.
"The reality is different, and tells of a renewal of the Church, in France and elsewhere, thanks to the traditional orders and communities that attract vocations and now also attract the attention of the future diocesan clergy."
The Benedictine abbey Le Barroux, from which the celebrant was called, goes back to a foundation of Dom Gerard Calvet (1927-2008). The Benedictine rejected the liturgical reform of 1969/1970 as a serious break with tradition and returned as a hermit in the French Alps. After companions joined him, he began in 1978 in Le Barroux with the construction of the monastery.
 
He maintained close relations with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Marcel, but this did not follow in 1988 on the path of episcopal ordinations not permitted by Rome. He broke the link with the Society of Pius and accepted the offer of the Holy See for reconciliation. His old rite community was canonically recognized by Rome, followed in 1989 by Calvet's deference. Dom Louis-Marie de Geyer d'Orth has been the second abbot of Le Barroux since 2003.

Although the seminary of the Archdiocese of Paris is the largest diocesan seminary in France, the largest seminary in the country, with more than 100 seminarians, is that of the Saint Martin Community, where, in contrast to the diocesan seminaries, the seminarians as in the seminaries of tradition, wear the cassock (vestis talaris).
 
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique / Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Public Outcry Against Demolition of Gallican Church in Paris


The Church's Treasures on the Sidewalk
Edit: A day after the Mass for the beheading of a Catholic priest, Catholics are being manhandled and rousted by Socialist police. Their church, Saint Rita is a church which practices the Gallican Rite in the 15th District of Paris and does not belong to the Paris Archdiocese. It's known as the Church of the Animals because of the blessings there every year on St. Francis' Feast.  It is to be demolished because its owner is unable to procure the three million euros.  In the meantime, protesters, including local political representatives, have occupied the church but were removed by force this Wednesday.  It's priest was dragged unceremoniously from the altar.   Marine Le Penn wonders on her twitter why they won't attempt to do this to a mosque.

From RT:

NT: Expulsion of the holy church Rita: Catholics continue to defend their church face the Socialist police!
Remember, this church was occupied for several months by Catholics to prevent its destruction which was to lead to the construction of a parking place ...

The Church was also in days past a Templar Chapel.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hollande Honors the Fallen of the First World War in Grande Mosque -- "Forgets" About Christians

(Paris), France's Socialist President visited the Great Mosque of Paris for a visit to secure the votes of Muslim constituents  for the local elections in March. All presidents in the world are participating in honoring the fallen of the wars, especially now, since the outbreak of the First World War is approaching its centennial.   Only Hollande is instrumentalizing it  to divide the dead according to their religious affiliation in two classes and to honor only the Muslims among them, but not Christians.

VIP visit to the Great Mosque of Paris

On Tuesday, the French President went to the Great Mosque of Paris to unveil a memorial to the 70,000 Muslim soldiers who had fallen from the colonial territories of France for the Grand Nation. The mosque was erected in the Maghreb style  after the First World War as a recognition for the fallen Muslims and bestowed for the first time visibility for Islam   in Paris.
"The Republic it indebted to them," said Hollande and directed attention to  the present: "Islam and its message of openness are perfectly compatible with the values ​​of the Republic in France." Here, the Socialist head of state did not forget to add that "discrimination, inequality and racism" would have to be "fought", because they would form the basis of "anti-Islamic rhetoric and reality".

Campaign Appearance

The daily Le Figaro commented that the principle laudable initiative for the country to honor Fallen, in fact, is mostly indebted to  the approaching municipal and European elections. More than 80 percent of the Muslim electorate in France in 2012 chose Hollande. The mood will have changed by an unfavorable economic development and the "gay marriage". Hollande's Socialist Party strategists fear the loss of what previously seemed to be sure votes.
The expression of honor for the fallen Muslims in France was a long cherished desire of the Muslim organizations in the Grande Mosque. Hollande pushed the date out again and again. The approaching elections have now encouraged him to act.

No ceremony for fallen Christians

In France, a debate has broken out about why Hollande  has divided the fallen into two categories. Once to Muslims, according to their religion, and once to the  French with no religious affiliation. A tribute to the Catholics who have fallen for France and surpass the number of Muslims many times, is not on the program of the presidential office. In a lively debate on various blogs, many French are asking whether only Muslims are allowed to have a religion. Muslims may be, according to Hollande French and  Muslims. Catholics or Protestants, however, may only be French, but not Christians. A blogger asked, "Will Francois Hollande   now also visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to pay homage to the Catholic soldiers and for the honor of those fallen for France in World War I? We already know the answer. It is because of the aversion of the President against Christianity, of course, 'No?'"
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Avignon pour Hollande
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Muslim "Youth" Derail Paris Train, Loot the Corpses and Throw Rocks at Rescue Workers

District Attorney Opens Investigation of Gang Violence

Edit: in light of the Pope's recent statements in Lampedusa  , this story is not going away.

No sooner did the train crash after the rails had been sabotaged, but then some of the local youth descended upon the train to rob the dead and wounded.  This report, which was made by the CRS (riot police), an official police source, is being somewhat contradicted higher up, by the Red Cross and Emergency administration.  During the riots in 2005, there were also arson attacks in the neighborhood of this suburb by Muslims.  This from Galliawatch:


The article goes on to say that the District Attorney of Évry has opened a preliminary investigation of gang theft with violence. Five persons were arrested, then released when searches of their homes came up empty.

Le Point concludes by saying that these revelations will no doubt create a controversy. Especially since the Alliance police union described scenes of pillage. Even though these declarations were virulently denied by numerous Socialist leaders, the summary by the DCCRS seems to vindicate Alliance's accusations.

Many Le Point readers thank the journal for having the courage to print this information.

Below, another view of the sabotaged track. That piece lodged in between the rails is what caused the "accident". It could not have become unscrewed (note the holes where the bolts were removed) on its own.

Other reports here, here, Looting Corpses,

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Will Catholic Church be Sold to Freemasons? -- Vierzon: Instead of Muslims, Freemasons?

Edit: the church doesn’t look like it will require much renovation to become a Lodge.  She’s a bewt!  Unlike the United States, the local people are actually concerned that their church, which could have been purchased by a Catholic religious order, is likely going to be sold to Freemasons.

(Paris) The Catholic Church Saint Eloi in Vierzon was sold as the responsible Pastor, Alain Krauth, confirmed. To whom it was sold, the priest does not want to make known.
In October 2012 Pastor Krauth had announced that pastoral care team, pastoral council and parish finance committee had agreed to sell Vierzon, which belongs to the parish church of St Eloi. The beautiful church dates from 1950 and is located in a district which declining Catholics and Muslims increasingly share. An Islamic community was also the first prospective for the purchase of the church, to convert it into a mosque. Pastor Krauth had no objection to such a sale. Because it was time, said Abbé Krauth, to "forget about" the conflicts of the past. [Are they really in the past, considering the last 5 years, especially?] Today it is about "social justice" and "mutual understanding," said the priest in a press release that was distributed by the competent press office of the Archdiocese of Bourges. Krauth defended his position  by referring to  the Second Vatican Council and the Assisi meeting of 1986. The only concern of the pastor is to "prevent" that the Church “is not sold” to a community or group  "with radical ideas, no matter to what religion they belong” .
The secrecy is a source of speculation, which received new sustenance  by an article in the daily newspaper Le Berry Republicain.  The newspaper wrote: "A Communist mayor who buys a church in order to resell them to a Masonic Lodge is truly an exceptional scenario."
In the new parish paper, the diocese of Bourges confirmed the sale of the Church only with the simple words:  "The time has come to part with it."  The name of the buyer was not disclosed. The last Holy Mass is, according to Parish Journal, celebrated in the church on the 22nd of June.
When asked by Le Berry Republicain Patrick Lemaréchal, the financial officer of the diocese, confirmed that the church was sold to the community of Vierzon. The city has a right of first refusal and was interested in the construction of a multipurpose hall, said the Finance Officer.
The excitement in the previous year about a possible purchase by the Muslims and the conversion into a mosque died down after the interested Muslim group had withdrawn their offer.
Since then, a Catholic group showed interest in buying the church, to keep them in Christian hands. It is the Confrerie de Saint Eloi , which is  active mainly in France, Belgium and the Rhineland. The newspaper writes of an "obscure brotherhood" that is collecting the money to maintain the church. In contrast, Pastor Krauth was up in arms, fearing that it could be a traditionalist or right-wing group. Olivier Bidou, the deputy chairman of the Brotherhood declined to comment.
In April, Communist-run government of the 30,000-inhabitant city decided in the interest of the “communal amity,” to buy the church, to smooth the tensions associated with the sale.
Mayor Nicolas Sansu, projecting a list of a leftist candidates, even declared that  "no purchase agreement has been signed." He also announced that the city had a potential buyer for the church. You just waiting for the meeting with the Archbishop to discuss the purchase.
The opposition is skeptical.  It suspects that behind the "potential buyer” is the local Masonic Lodge Amis de la liberté of the Grand Orient of France from the Rue Marcel-Etiennne. The person sitting one the Council who is a Freemason is said to have arranged the matter. The mayor has, maintains the opposition, a close contact with the Lodge of Vierzon in recent months. The lodge is on the search for a new headquarters for their temple. Even the church of Saint Eloi seems to be an option.
The mayor is excited about the media interest. Le Berry Republicain quoted him as saying: “they can talk about Freemasonry all they want, but for the moment nothing is certain and nothing is decided yet."
At the Grand Orient, it means you know nothing. The Grand Lodge stresses that “there is nothing illegal about the possibility that Freemasons buy a public building."
In the next few days some decisions will be made and then the public will have to be informed in detail about the sale and the buyer.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Confrerie de Saint Eli








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