Book of future Pope's conversations with rabbi to be published in English in May
CWN - March 21, 2013
A book of conversations between then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Rabbi Abraham Skorka will be published in English in May by Image.
Entitled On Heaven and Earth, the book provides of the Pontiff’s views on controversial topics including sexual abuse, homosexual unions, and abortion, as well as specifically religious topics such as atheism and fundamentalism. A Spanish edition of the book was published in 2010.
In the text, Cardinal Bergoglio tells Rabbi Skorka that when he was approached by a bishop looking for advice on how to handle a priest who abused children: “I told him to take away the priests' licenses, not to allow them to exercise the priesthood any more and to begin a canonical trial in that diocese's court."
Regarding same-sex unions, the future Pontiff apparently put forward a tentative proposal to provide legal recognition for homosexual unions, as a gambit to ward off full legal acceptance of same-sex marriages.
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