Skip to comments.Pope Francis’ Reported Words: “I Might Go Down in History for Having Split the Church”
Posted on 12/23/2016 3:14:30 PM PST by marshmallow
Today, DER SPIEGEL, a very influential German publication, published an article about the manifest current crisis in the Church, to include a growing resistance to Pope Francis proposed and actual reforms. At the end of this article its author, the Spiegels Correspondent in Italy, Walter Mayr, reveals an important new leak:
In a very small circle, Pope Francis is said to have self-critically further explained himself as follows: It is not to be excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church. [my emphasis]
In light of this self-revealing comment, it is worth quoting some other parts of this article which shows just how much open and smoldering indignation Pope Francis has caused within the Catholic Church. Mayr describes the atmosphere in the Vatican with critical words, as follows:
It is Saturday morning last week, shortly after eight, in the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican. A group of fifty cardinals now living in Rome purple elegant robes and purple caps as far as the eye can see has appeared in order to honor Pope Francis with a common concelebrated Mass, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. As they sit there under the fresco of Michelangelo depicting the crucifixion of Peter, the dignitaries have their eyes on the powerful man to the left of the altar and the estrangement can nearly be palpably grasped with ones hands. Be assured that we are close to you, says the cardinal deacon [Cardinal Angelo Sodano] to Francis but this reassurance sounds strangely hollow.
As the articles author also says, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, who lives in Rome, had excused himself from this celebration, however, due to his frailty; but he had sent Pope Francis a congratulatory letter.
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Do you think?
Is the Pope Catholic?
Maybe not this one.
*It is not to be excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church.*
He has finally clearly stated his ambition. Unreal...
Pope Francis is to the Catholic Church what Obama is to America.
Heresy will do that.
This guy is crazy. Like all crazy people he babbles away day and night only this time microphones are attached.
Splitting church or nation is not a good legacy.
Could it be?
You should form your own church, that way you can have all the Marxist/LGBQTWXYZ insanity in it you please!
And what Eugene Robinson was to the Episcopal church.
I’d say the Dali Lama is more Catholic.
Pretty well said, miss marmelstein!
It has been abundantly clear he has WANTED to cause schism. He’s begging for it.
Cardinal Burke is going nowhere, and neither am I.
Jorge can take his words and deeds up with his Maker. But, we are going nowhere.
And he seems perfectly fine with that.
The pope is as much Catholic as Obama is an America loving citizen.
I just hope you don’t go down in history as BURYING the church. But it survived bigger villains than you.
...we are going nowhere.
Tell it, FRiend.
He’s not taking my Church.
Apropos to your earlier thread, he could just as well have take on the last name Costanza and declared today a “Festivus for the rest of us.”
Martin Luther has that honor.
“Hes not taking my Church.”
I’m with you.
He knows exactly what he’s doing.
He’s going after the very heart of our faith: the Eucharist.
We’re onto him and we and the Church will come out of this stronger than before.
He is the pope of lies, deception, and chaos.
I’ll stop there.
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