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Dutch bishop says motu proprio is ‘like a declaration of war’

July 27, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: A Dutch bishop has charged that in Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis used language that “looks very much like a declaration of war” on traditional Catholics. In a fiery response, Bishop Rob Mutusaerts, an auxiliary of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch diocese, said that the motu proprio “has nothing to not with evangelization and even less to do with mercy. It is more like ideology.” Bishop Mustaerts said: “The pope should be the guardian of tradition, not the jailer of tradition. While Amoris Laetitia excelled in vagueness, Traditionis Custodes is a perfectly clear declaration of war.”

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