Outwardly, it was, as usual, when pope Francis celebrated påskmässa on St. peter's square, which was crowded as always. In its påsktal ”urbi et orbi” – to the city and the world – acclaimed he a long line of the world's trouble spots.
– I am thinking particularly of the serious attacks that have hit Sri Lanka today, where the believers were attacked while they celebrated mass. I am near all those who mourn, " said pope Francis.Image 1 of 2 : the Pope speaks to the crowd gathered in St. peter's square. Photo: Vatican media/AFP Slide 2 of 2 A guard outside st. peter's Basilica. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP Slideshow
mentioned that he is usually the conflict in the Middle east between the israelis and the palestinians. He talked about the suffering in Syria and Yemen, and stressed the difficult situation from his own continent of south America, where he particularly highlighted the Venezuela and Nicaragua. Of course, he forgot not remove the nearby north Africa.
"the Violence has to end and bloodshed cease in Libya, where defenceless people have died in recent weeks, and where the survivors had to leave their homes, said the pope, and continued:
" Let us build bridges between us and not walls, " said Francis with a probable address to the president of the united states Donald Trump.
Of the internal conflict between Francis and pope emeritus Benedict XVI was nothing. The first years appeared to Joseph Ratzinger, as this pope emeritus called, sometimes on St. peter's square in his white long sutan. Today he is 92 years old and lives a secluded life in a convent inside the Vatican.
a 18-page long critical article in the German catholic monthly magazine Klerusblatt. Before he wrote this, he let inform kardinalstatssekreteraren Pietro Parolin, who can be likened to a church cabinet secretary. Then he informed Francis that he had the intention to publish what he had written. The text can therefore not have been a surprise for the current pope.Joseph Ratzinger, pope emeritus Benedict XVI. Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/AP
the Reason that Joseph Ratzinger now take the floor is the conference that pope Francis called in February about pedofilövergreppen within the church.
Ratzinger was the first pope that insisted on zero tolerance for pedofilövergrepp.
with participants from all over the world was a soap bubble that has not resulted in anything. Not even a few common points that the men of the church could have agreed. No one knows if and when there will be a final document.
This must have worried and irritated a tradition-bound man and friend of theological order as Joseph Ratzinger. In all probability, he had already begun to write down his criticism long before the meeting about the abuse.
– Ratzinger has touched an open nerve. Conference on the sexual abuse came at a time when the church's internal situation was already very tense and fragile, " says the journalist Massimo Franco, who reports on the Vatican in Italy's largest newspaper Corriere della Sera to DN.
He adds that it is his view that even pope Francis must have seen this conference as a failure.
based for its reasoning in the 60's, Germany, with a strong vänstervåg who campaigned for a liberated sexuality. A reality that scared him. Pedofilvågen who had gone through the catholic church he sees as the result of ”a moral collapse”.
”In the 1968 revolution, we need to include the fact that pedophilia has been classified as something allowed and appropriate,” writes Joseph Ratzinger.
Vatikanexperten Marco Politi, who writes for vänstertidningen Il Fatto quotidiano published is really upset.
It now happened shows that it was a huge mistake to allow Ratzinger to stay inside in the Vatican. The same with letting him retain the title of ”your holiness” as well as the white clothes, " says Marco Politi to DN.
the popes are described as excellent. The problem is that Ratzinger post has made the polarization between conservative and progressive cardinals have been much stronger.
It is said today that the majority of the church's cardinals are no longer on pope Francis page.
Sooner had the conservative block is officially just a couple of important figureheads as the american cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and Gerard Ludwig Müller from Germany. But now they have the chance to directly quote the words of the former pope and is vastly stronger, " says Marco Politi.
As a punch line, he adds:
– Now we have what I would call a civil war within our church.
At St. peter's drops of believers and non-religious tourists quickly after that the long the fair is over. Visitors feel allowed to leave after the pope who always wished all happy easter. And so, of course, also ”buon appetito”. During a blygrå sky cleared the massive square very quickly.
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