Pope praises Cardinal Kasper’s new book, greets Ukrainian cardinals
Catholic World News - February 21, 2014
On the second day of the extraordinary consistory of cardinals, Pope Francis made brief remarks to the assembled cardinals and cardinals-designate following the celebration of Terce (Midmorning Prayer).
He began, “I would like to send a greeting, both from me personally and in the name of everyone [present], to the Ukrainian Cardinals: Cardinal [Marian] Jaworski, Emeritus of Lviv; and Cardinal [Ljubomyr] Husar, emeritus archbishop of Kiev-– who are suffering much in these days have many difficulties in their homeland. Perhaps it would be nice to deliver this message in the name of all-– you agree?” The Pope’s suggestion was greeted by applause.
Pope Francis, referring to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s new work (Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life), added:
Yesterday, before falling asleep – though not in order to fall asleep!-– I read-– I re-read Cardinal Kasper’s work, and I would like to thank him, because [in it] I found profound theology, also a serene thought in theology. It is nice to read serene theology. And also, I found that, of which St. Ignatius spoke to us: that sensus Ecclesiae [sense of the Church], no? Love for Mother Church, right there, no? It did me good and I had an idea -- and excuse me if I embarrass [Your] Eminence, but the idea is: this is called doing theology while kneeling. Thank you. Thank you.
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