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Curial cardinal: progressive, traditionalist currents both view Vatican II as rupture

Catholic World News - November 12, 2013

In an essay published in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote that “two extreme tendencies” – the progressive and the traditionalist – see the Second Vatican Council as a rupture rather than as “part of the living tradition” of the Church.

As the Church commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Koch added, the interpretation of the Council offered by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto is more relevant than ever. In two books, the prelate, who served as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People from 2001 to 2010, has “taken up and deepened the hermeneutic of reform supported by Pope Benedict XVI.”

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