Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor of Westminster, England, has pledged to join the council when the pope allows him to retire.
I don't see anything to indicate that Pope Benedict supports this. It looks like the Cardinal was just voicing his own opinion.
I also don't see anything wrong per se
with establishing "a new foundation dedicated to interfaith understanding." Understanding what other religions believe is a good thing. That's not the same as creating a world religion. And Blair said the Foundation wouldn't try to "“subsume different faiths in some universal faith of the lowest common denominator.”
I would agree with Balir's statement: “You cannot understand the modern world unless you understand the importance of religious faith.”
I am pretty skeptical though about this foundation and critical of some of the statements made in the article, but the original post is a hysterical exaggeration.
Was Pope St. Pius X a hysterical exaggerator when he pointed to Modernisms's end goal as a one world religion?
"And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a one-world church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. We know only too well the dark workshops in which are elaborated these mischievous doctrines which ought not to seduce clear-thinking minds."
(Our Apostolic Mandate, Pope St. Pius X, 1910).