A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ's teaching on marriage

A archbishop from Kazakhstani has said that the “smoke of Satan” entered the Extraordinary Synod last year.

According to LifeSiteNews, During his intervention at the Ordinary Synod of the Family last Friday, Polish-born Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop of Astana, said: “Blessed Paul VI said in 1972: ‘From some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.’

“I am convinced that these were prophetical words of the holy pope, the author of ‘Humanae vitae’. During the Synod last year, ‘the smoke of Satan’ was trying to enter the aula of Paul VI.”

Archbishop Peta continued: “Namely: the proposal to admit to Holy Communion those who are divorced and living in new civil unions; the affirmation that cohabitation is a union which may have in itself some values; the pleading for homosexuality as something which is allegedly normal.”

Archbishop Peta said that the smell of this “infernal smoke” could still be perceived in some parts of the Instrumentum Laboris and in some of the interventions offered by the synod fathers.

He added: “To my mind, the main task of a Synod consists in indicating again to the Gospel of the marriage and of the family and that means to the teaching of Our Saviour. It is not allowed to destroy the fundament – to destroy the rock.”