More un-pope like utterances from Francis, plus other news, here reported by Gloria TV last Monday.
Positive Wave? Anne Hidalgo, the Socialist mayor of Paris who is an atheist, has received a letter from Pope Francis in which Francis thanks her for her participation in a meeting in the Vatican. The letter concludes: “I kindly ask you to pray for me, or to think well about me and to send me a positive wave.”
Fair: Cardinal Raffaele Martino has become the eighth cardinal who joins the doubts against the controversial document, Amoris Laetitia. On Friday he said to lafedequotidiana.it about the dubia: “It is lawful in terms of doctrine to address a question to the Pope and it is also fair for the Pope to respond.”
Ungrateful: Last Thursday Pope Francis expressed his visible anger while receiving members of the children’s hospital, Bambino Gesù, in the Aula Nervi. The reason: Behind Francis were the chairs and music stands for a concert that would take place two days later. Francis said: “Forgive me because this is not a proper way to receive people.” The day before the concert organizers had handed to the pope 500,000 Euros donated by benefactors for the construction of a children’s hospital in Africa. Another 500,000 are ready for delivery. Sandro Magister comments: “And Francis has thanked them in this way.”
Anathema: On Friday Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said to the Passauer Neue Presse that there are cases when Catholics can decide on their own with a confessor that their marriage is null. This opinion has been condemned by the Council of Trent as a heresy. Quote: “If any one saith, that matrimonial causes do not belong to ecclesiastical judges; let him be anathema.”