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François adresse ses voeux à la curie romaine

Le cardinal allemand Walter Kasper © CATHOLICPRESSPHOTO/CIRIC

21 décembre 2013 : Le card. Walter KASPER (Allemagne) lors des voeux de Noël adressés par le pape François à la curie romaine, dans la salle clémentine, au Vatican, Italie. December 21, 2013 : German cardinal Walter KASPER waits to exchange Christmas greetings with Pope Francis at the Clementina Hall in Vatican City, Italy.

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Thursday 23 June 2022
1- Cardinal Kasper intensifies his criticism of the German Synodal Way
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3- 40 years ago: the cry of the bishops against the Mafia in Naples
4- African bishops: We do not have the right to destroy biodiversity
5- A Syrian refugee sculpts a model of the Cologne Cathedral

Cardinal Kasper intensifies his criticism of the German Synodal Way

A few days after the Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn spoke out, Cardinal Walter Kasper, who also belongs to the reformist wing, has also clearly distanced himself from the German Synodal Way. The former president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue criticizes the German bishops for destroying one of the three pillars on which the Church is based: the episcopate. He objects to the intention of some German bishops to submit to a synodal council and thus renounce a “personal commitment.” “In the end, such a voluntary commitment would be tantamount to a collective resignation of the bishops,” he said without mincing his words. “I don’t see how, in the final judgment, I could defend certain statements that have already been decided (on the synodal path) as being compatible with the Gospel,” he concludes.

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