We confirm the news that the ever well-informed Marco Tosatti has just released. A secret meeting has brought together a group of bishops and theologians, mostly German speakers, in a religious house near Rome to establish a common strategy at the coming synod on the Amazon, which will open in the Vatican October 6.
As far as we know, the “Pan-Amazonian conspirators” are: Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the synod of bishops; Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna and president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference; Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, Brazilian, who supports revising priestly celibacy and president of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network that brings together 25 cardinals and bishops from the countries of that area; Cardinal Walter Kasper, according to whom, if the prelates participating in the Synod request it, the Pope would be willing to accept the possibility of adopting priestly ordination for married men; Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck, Ordinary of the Diocese of Essen, Germany, and head of the Catholic relief organization for Latin America Adveniat, according to whom the October Synod on the Amazon in Rome will lead to a “rupture” in the Church and “nothing will be the same as it was;” Most Rev. Erwin Krautler, bishop emeritus of Xingu, Brazil, member of the preparatory council of the synod on the Amazon, one of Francis’ main consultants for the encyclical Laudato sì; the theologian
Josef Sayer, former president of Misereor; the canonist Thomas Schüller, and a woman, the ex-nun Doris Wagner-Reisinger, accuser of Father Hermann Geissler, official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who, resigned from his post after accusations of sexual harassment, while declaring himself absolutely innocent; he was recently acquitted by the Apostolic Signature (in 2019). Her lawyer, Schüller, called this acquittal by the Roman Court “scandalous” and is now “conspiring” with Mrs. Wagner and other German prelates. (E. B.)
Source: Corrispondenza Romana, June 25, 2019
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