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Tuesday 21 June 2022
1. A renowned Vatican expert attacks Pope Francis
2. Moral theologian criticizes repeal of the Sunday Mass obligation because of COVID-19
3. As Pope Francis calls for more marriage prep, Catholic marriage rates on the decline
4. South Korea’s euthanasia law a dismay
5. Pope Francis receives headdress from Amazonian bishops
1A renowned Vatican expert attacks Pope Francis
A new charge – without concession – has been launched by Vatican expert Sandro Magister, historical observer of Vatican life and very skeptical about the way Pope Francis leads, especially at the presumed end of his pontificate. “At the sunset of this pontificate there is great confusion under heaven, all the greater the more Francis centralizes all powers in himself, as if moved by the irrepressible anxiety to do on his own what the incapable ‘institution’ is not doing,” the journalist tackles after listing a series of presumed dysfunctions. In addition to the health problems that jeopardize the Pope’s travels, the journalist points to the unconventional way in which he expresses himself on the Ukrainian conflict, his way of interfering in the affairs of the Order of Malta, his failure to create cardinal the Belgian Luc Van Looy, who ultimately preferred to decline the cardinal’s red hat because of his mismanagement of sexual abuse cases, his choice not to make appointments to the Curia despite the entry into force of the new constitution and more… In short, Sandro Magister has plenty to say about the Argentinian Pope.
Settimo Cielo, English