Cardinal Giacomo Biffi
Cardinal Biffi says the Antichrist is 'Walking Among Us'.
Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Italy
Title: Cardinal Priest of SS Giovanni Evangelista e Petronio
Born June 13, 1928 in Italy
Elevated to Cardinal May 25, 1985
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Cardinal Biffi says the Antichrist is
'Walking Among Us'.
Sept 18, 2004
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 71, the Archbishop of Bologna said that the "Antichrist" was already on Earth in the guise of
a prominent philanthropist whose concern for human rights and the environment and advocacy of ecumenicism masks his
real aim: the destruction of Christianity and "the death of God".
(6 March 2000)
Cardinal Biffi said the Antichrist was not the beast with seven heads described in the Book of Revelation
but a "fascinating personality" whose outward charm and plausibility had deceived his enemies. The cardinal said the
Antichrist espoused vegetarianism, pacifism, environmentalism and animal rights.
He also identified the Antichrist as an expert on the Bible who nonetheless promotes "vague and fashionable spiritual
values" rather than the Scriptures. He advocates ecumenical dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and other
Christian denominations, including Anglicanism and the Orthodox Church. This appeared to be a worthy aim, but was in
fact being used by the Antichrist in an attempt to water down and undermine Catholicism to the point where it collapsed.
The cardinal did not say whether he had any particular world figure in mind, and his real target seemed to be the
substitution of "feel-good" causes, such as ecology and humanitarian aid, for "true religion".
Cardinal Biffi was speaking at a conference in Bologna on the work of Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), the Russian
philosopher and mystic, whom he praised as a "forgotten prophet" who had "lucidly foreseen" the horrors of the 20th
century. In his last writings, the cardinal said, Solovyov had predicted the rise of the Antichrist after a century
of bloodshed, wars, revolutions and the breakdown of the nation state.