Why did Pope Paul VI cite these Scripture passages exactly 5 years after Vatican II? 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 - The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with …More
Why did Pope Paul VI cite these Scripture passages exactly 5 years after Vatican II?

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 - The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

Acts of the Apostles 20:29-30 - I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Matthew 7:15-20 - Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.


"However, the present condition of the faith requires, on the part of all of us, a greater effort than in other times, so that this Word reaches our contemporaries in its fullness, and so that the works performed by God are presented to them without any adulteration, with all the intensity of the love of the truth that saves them. (2 Thessalonians 2:10) […] so many faithful feel confused in their faith, due to an accumulation of ambiguities, uncertainties and doubts, which affect that same faith in what is essential. In this case are the dogmas of the Most Holy Trinity and Christological mystery, the mystery of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of the Real Presence, the Church as an Institution of Salvation, the Priestly Ministry within the people of God, the value of prayer and the sacraments, the moral requirements concerning, for example, the indissolubility of marriage or respect for life. What is more, it goes so far as to question even the Divine Authority of Scripture, in the name of a radical "demystification" [demythologisation]."
"While silence gradually envelops certain fundamental mysteries of Christianity, we see a tendency to reconstruct, starting from psychological and sociological data, a Christianity detached from the uninterrupted Tradition that reconnects it to the faith of the Apostles, and to exalt a Christian life devoid of religious elements."
[…] "even among us - as in the time of St. Paul - men arise who teach perverse doctrines to draw away [to snatch, to drag behind] the disciples after them" (Acts 20:30), and those who speak in this way are sometimes persuaded to do so in the name of God, deluding themselves about the spirit that animates them. Are we vigilant enough to discern the word of faith, on the basis of the fruits it produces? Could that word come from God that makes the faithful lose the sense of evangelical renunciation, or that proclaims justice by neglecting to proclaim goodness, mercy and purity, a word, in short, that would raise brothers against brothers? Jesus warned us: "by their fruits you will know them" (Matthew 7:15-20).

- Delivered by Pope Paul VI on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th of December 1970, in the Apostolic Exhortation QUINQUE IAM ANNI:
Quinque iam anni | Paulus PP. VI
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Then 2 years after, he had this to say:

“Referring to the situation of the Church today, the Holy Father states that he has the feeling that, from some fissure [crack] the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God” [...]
“It was believed that after the Council would come a day of sunshine in the history of the Church. But instead there has come a day of clouds and storms and of darkness.” [...]
“How did this happen? The Pope confides his thoughts to those present: that there has been the intervention of an adverse [adversarial] power. His name is the devil, this mysterious being which is also alluded to in the Letter of St. Peter.”

- Pope Paul VI, June 29, 1972 on the 9th Anniversary of his coronation during the homily given at Mass for the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul with 30 cardinals in attendance
29 giugno 1972: Santa Messa per il IX anniversario dell'incoronazione di Sua Santità nella solennità dei Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo | Paolo VI
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And 7 years later he said this:

"The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church."

- Pope Paul VI, October 13, 1977 in a formal address marking the 60th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun as quoted in the Milan-based daily Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, p. 7 of its issue dated October 14, 1977
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tbswv
Not one of these post-conciliar popes should be cannonized.
Rand Miller
He was an antichrist for sure.
Jeffrey Ade
If he was a satanic operative then he would say these things to confuse and mock Catholics! So then I ask a simple question, are Catholic's confused and mocked?
Bautisado48
Thank you Live Mike!