Although my visit is primarily addressed to Bangladesh’s Catholic community, a privileged moment will be my meeting tomorrow in Ramna with ecumenical and interreligious leaders. Together we will pray for peace and reaffirm our commitment to work for peace. Bangladesh is known for the harmony that has traditionally existed between followers of the various religions. This atmosphere of mutual respect and a growing climate of interreligious dialogue enables believers to express freely their deepest convictions about the meaning and purpose of life. In this way, they can contribute to promoting the spiritual values that are the sure basis for a just and peaceful society. In a world where religion is often – scandalously – misused to foment division, such a witness to its reconciling and unifying power is all the more necessary.
Once again we see Pope Francis peddling this idea of this supposed unifying power of various religions. Although many religions share some similarities in their moral beliefs, they are far from unifying. By the fact that these different religions profess to have their own set of "truths" or philosophies, they are in contradiction to one another. There is no common good to truly be found outside of Jesus Christ. We can only go so far with the natural law. Even with the light of the natural law these other religions teach things that are contrary to the natural law. Pope Francis seems to think that this religious diversity is a good thing that can bring some type of unity to a culture or society. This of course is contrary to reason. This can be seen by the very fact that this diversity never leads to a stable society.
This ecumenical interreligious "mission" has to stop. How is Pope Francis calling those that are in the dark forces of diabolic religions and cults such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism to Christ? He is in Bangladesh where 90% of the population is Muslim! How is that a diverse harmony of religions? How is their "spiritual values" a sure basis for a just and peaceful society? The answer is, it isn't. Islam's "spiritual values" are toxic to any culture, because it promotes falsehoods against God! Catholicism is less than 1%! What is he doing about that? Where is the call to the conversion to Christ in his addresses? There aren't any. There is not even a hint of it. It is all about making a worldly utopia, which is never going to happen. That being said, nothing is going to even improve without the light of Christ. There is no unifying good that comes from a diversity of religions which is why Christ called us to preach the Gospel to all nations.
Pope Pius IX wrote in his encyclical Qui Pluribus the following truth,
15. Also perverse is the shocking theory that it makes no difference to which religion one belongs, a theory which is greatly at variance even with reason. By means of this theory, those crafty men remove all distinction between virtue and vice, truth and error, honorable and vile action. They pretend that men can gain eternal salvation by the practice of any religion, as if there could ever be any sharing between justice and iniquity, any collaboration between light and darkness, or any agreement between Christ and Belial.