Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan

With tears in one’s eyes and with sincere sorrow in the heart, one should offer to God prayers of intercession and reparation for the eternal salvation of the soul of Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ on earth, and the salvation of those Catholic priests and faithful who perpetrated such acts of worship, which are forbidden by Divine Revelation. One could propose for this aim the following prayer:

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

receive through the hands of the Immaculate Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary from our contrite heart

a sincere act of reparation for the acts of worship of wooden idols and symbols,

which occurred in Rome, the Eternal City and the heart of the Catholic world,

during the Synod for the Amazon.

Pour out in the heart of

Our Holy Father Pope Francis,

of the Cardinals, of the Bishops, of the priests and lay faithful,

your Spirit, who will expel the darkness of the minds,

so that they might recognize the impiety of such acts,

which offended your Divine majesty and offer to you public and private acts of reparation.

Pour out in all members of the Church the light of the fulness and beauty of the Catholic Faith.

Enkindle in them the burning zeal of bringing the salvation of Jesus Christ,

true God and true man,

to all men, especially to the people in the Amazon region,

who still are enslaved in the service of feeble material and perishable things,

as they are the deaf and mute symbols and idols of “mother earth”,

to all people and especially to the people of the Amazonian tribes,

who do not have the liberty of the children of God,

and who do not have the unspeakable happiness to know Jesus Christ

and to have in Him part in the life of your Divine nature.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

you the one true God,

besides Whom there is no other god and no salvation, have mercy on your Church.

Look especially upon the tears and the contrite and humble sighs of the little ones in the Church,

look upon the tears and prayers of the little children,

of the adolescents,

of young men and young women,

of the fathers and mothers of family

and also of the true Christian heroes,

who in their zeal for your glory and in their love for Mother Church threw in the water the symbols of abomination which defiled her.

Have mercy on us:

spare us, O Lord, parce Domine, parce Domine!

Have mercy on us: Kyrie eleison!”




Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke Bishop Athanasius Schneider

The following intentions: 
that the theological errors and heresies inserted in the Instrumentum Laboris

may not be approved during the synodal assembly;

"May God, through the intercession of the many truly Catholic missionaries who evangelized the indigenous American people, among whom are Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo and Saint José de Anchieta, and through the intercession of the saints whom indigenous American people have given to the Church, among whom are Saint Juan Diego and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, and especially through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Holy Rosary, who vanquishes all heresy, grant that the members of the coming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon and the Holy Father be protected from the danger of approving doctrinal errors and ambiguities, and of undermining the Apostolic rule of priestly celibacy."