Pope downplays opposition to Fiducia Supplicans
January 29, 2024
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis said that opposition to Fiducia Supplicans comes from “small ideological groups,” and repeated his rejection of the Church’s just-war tradition, in a new interview with the Italian daily La Stampa. The Pope said that the broad opposition to Fiducia Supplicans from African bishops represented a “special case.” He explained that “for them homosexuality is something bad from a cultural point of view; they don’t tolerate it.” More generally, he assured the interviewer, “I trust that everyone will be reassured” by the Vatican directive. He said: “It aims to include, not divide.” Regarding the justice of military action, the Pope acknowledged that nations have a right to self-defense. However he insisted that right cannot be used for “justifying wars, which are always wrong.” Speaking specifically about the war in the Holy Land, Pope Francis said that the only hope for a secure peace is a two-state agreement. “Until that agreement is applied, true peace remains distant.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Jan. 29, 2024 1:34 PM ET USA
"For them homosexuality is something bad..." It took a lot of "clarifications" to finally admit that accepting sodomy is what Fiducia is mainly about. A new challenge will be clarifying why African Bishops "represent a special case." Ten years ago, card. Kasper had to backpedal his derogatory remarks about African Bishops after saying "For them homosexuality is a taboo... They should not tell us too much what we have to do." catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=22936