On March 14, 2018, the Diocesan Bishop of Crato, State of Ceará, Brazil, delivered a speech to the Masonic Lodge of Juazeiro do Norte, above.
Invited by the local Freemason master João Carlos Barbosa, Bishop Gilberto Pastana spoke for 40 minutes on the Fraternity Campaign of the Brazilian Bishops. He affirmed that the Catholic Church and Freemasonry can have fraternal relations given that most of the Freemasons are Christians.
Although this is the first time a Catholic Bishop speaks in a Masonic Lodge in the State of Ceará, Pastana actually is encouraged to take this initiative by the very cordial relations of Pope Francis – following the example of the conciliar Popes – with Freemasonry.
We have, then, the Conciliar Church lighting one candle to God and one to the Devil, since the Catholic Church always considered Freemasonry as part of the Church of Satan.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980