Obama administration may be complicit in “pressures” that led the former Pope to resign
“Benedict XVI has undergone tremendous pressure,” said the bishop who began his episcopal ministry in the Diocese of San Marino and Montefeltro is ending in Ferrara. With him “I felt at my house.” This church is marked by “a lot of confusion in such ecclesiastic structure” and antipapists of yore have become iperpapisti for their own use. But Negri also talk about family, runs the risk that democracy in Italy for the criminalization of opinions do not “mainstream” of Communion and Liberation, and more.
The meeting with Monsignor Luigi Negri takes place in the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Ferrara and Comacchio the day that celebrates four years since his appointment as bishop. “Four wonderful years and exhausting” Negri explains that, having reached the age of 75, next June 3 will leave the guidance of Ferrara diocese Monsignor Giancarlo Perego.
A ceremony that would be an exaggeration to define simple: a glass of water, a candle on a savory pastry, two bars with collaborators.
Monsignor Negri, a curiosity to absolute layman, but a priest can retire? If it is a mission, not a job, how do you tell a person “enough is enough”?
“You can not say, and in fact I will continue to work. At most I can say that I no longer have the operation guide of the diocese of Ferrara and Comacchio that I accepted with humility and spirit of service at the request of Benedict XVI. But I remain archbishop emeritus, not Decado the responsibility of leading Catholics, which I will certainly, although in other ways. I will concentrate mainly on the cultural side. I will try to carry out an awareness-raising speech in line with Catholic tradition. I will try to fully implement this commitment with great freedom, comforted by many influential friends. ”
And ‘it is known his great relationship with the retired Pope Benedict XVI …
“Over the past 4 years I have met him several times Benedict XVI. And ‘he was asking me to lead the diocese of Ferrara, very worried because of the situation in which the diocese poured. Benedict was born with a strong friendship. I have always turned to him in the most important moments to discuss the choices to make and I have never denied his opinion, always in a spirit of friendship. ”
Given this relationship, it is made an opinion about why Benedict has renounced the papacy, a dramatic gesture in the millennial history of the Church?
“It was an unprecedented gesture. In recent meetings I physically embrittled seen, but lucid in thought. I have little knowledge – thankfully – the facts of the Roman Curia, but I am certain that one day emerge grave responsibilities inside and outside the Vatican. Benedict XVI has undergone tremendous pressures. It is no coincidence that in America, even on the basis of what has been published by Wikileaks, some Catholic groups have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama has lobbied Benedetto . It remains for now a serious mystery, but I am sure that the responsibilities will come out. Approaching my own “end of the world” and the first question they’ll come to St. Peter’s will be right on this issue. ”
After the “surrender” of Benedict there has been a turning point in the Church. It ‘a fact that Pope Francis is the focus of discussions. On the one hand, perhaps historically distant from the Church, there has been a celebration of the new pope, from more traditional environments are defined criticisms and doubts …
“The Church needs to Benedict extraordinary conjugation of Faith and Reason. Reason and Faith to investigate how occurs. By applying this method, I felt at home, in a sort of ideal continuation of years of understanding with Don Luigi Giussani.
The actuality sees a lot of debate and a lot of confusion in such ecclesiastic structure, one suspects that the true understanding lines are not clear, because it corroborated by tradition, the whole Christian dogma. The hypothesis is that to match the path of the Church with the present, but does not consider that, without taking into account the tradition, this attempt is bound all’infecondità.
Also it has taken a damnatio memoriae immense work of the papacy of Benedict XVI and John Paul II.
Among other things it is incomprehensible that they found credit in the Holy See dubious and questionable personality. Misunderstandings because they have no scientific basis. From “Gaudium and Spes” shows that the Church must respect the freedom and autonomy of scientific and technical research ( “the legitimate autonomy of earthly realities”), because research, with truly scientific methods and in accordance with moral norms, it is not contrary to the faith. It ‘just the reaction to these incomprehensible choices by many scientific circles, which are seen to prefer less competent scientists and ideological in Catholic anti sense. ”
very interesting claim..and benedict is still alive and not anywhere near dying..so why did he resign?
“It is no coincidence that in America, even on the basis of what has been published by Wikileaks, some Catholic groups have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama has lobbied Benedetto . It remains for now a serious mystery, but I am sure that the responsibilities will come out. Approaching my own “end of the world” and the first question they’ll come to St. Peter’s will be right on this issue.”