22 February 2014

Is This Happening?

I am mobile at the moment so, while I intend to rework this post later, I thought it imperative to post something immediately. First link from NCR of all places. 

http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/under-benedict-s-eye-francis-tells-cardinals-be-peacemakers

Excerpts:

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Pope Francis on Saturday called on the world’s Catholic cardinals to be compassionate peacemakers among people experiencing violence and exclusion while adding 19 new members to their ranks in a ceremony unexpectedly attended by retired Pope Benedict XVI.



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The formal event also includes a public profession of faith from each of the new cardinals and an oath of fidelity to be “constantly obedient” to the Gospel, to the Catholic church, and “to Blessed Peter in the person of the Supreme Pontiff,” specified during the ceremony as Pope Francis.
In an error some may see as particularly awkward given the retired pope’s presence at the ceremony, a working document given to journalists to explain the event rendered the oath of the fidelity of the cardinals to Benedict, and not Francis.
When making the oath, the cardinals also pledge “not to make known to anyone matters entrusted to me in confidence, the disclosure of which could bring damage or dishonor to Holy Church.”
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1 comment:

Barto of the Oratory said...

The stuff from which Conspiracy Theories are made. LORD have mercy.