Vatican City (CNS) – Three days after Pope’s royal preachers urged Catholics to repent because of the way they divided the church, the Vatican secretary said the division was real and dangerous.
“Anyone who sees the situation of the church today has to worry about it because they are there,” Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin told Christ’s COPE Radio Network. The Spanish Church on April 5, “It was very damaging to the church.”
Cardinal Raniero Cantla Messa, the Preacher of the Pope, spoke about the divisions in the church on April 2 when he preached at the Pope̵7;s Metaphysical Liturgy. Francis
Cardinal Parolin told COPE that he believed part of the problem “was due to the fact that the Pope was focused on church reform”, but many did not understand the difference between teaching and teaching. Practice must not change and those things That can and must be renovated and renewed
Three days after the Pope’s family preachers urged Catholics to repent because of the way they divided the church, the Vatican secretary said the separation was real and dangerous.
“There is a degree that cannot change the structure of the church – the entrustment of the precepts, the ministry, the apostles – these are structural elements,” he said. The life of a church that can be rebuilt. “
“Sometimes these divisions and conflicts are caused by these levels of confusion,” he said. “We cannot distinguish between the immutable and the ones that do not need to be reformed, the will of the monks. Gospel “
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COPE editor-in-chief José Luis Restán told Cardinal Parolin he would not ask about the Vatican and China interim agreement over the bishop nomination, which was extended in October. But said he wanted to hear the cardinal’s impressions about Catholic life. Churches in China and “what are the stakes for that large and complex country church in the future?
The future “is a view we should look at this issue,” said the Cardinal. “Of course, the church in China is a fundamental part of the Catholic Church, and everything that is trying and trying to do is to keep the community safe. This is still small. But very strong and lively “
“We cannot distinguish between the great that cannot be changed and the things that do not need to be reformed, to be changed in accordance with the spirit of the gospel.”
“Everything that is being done is to do for the churches in China to have a normal life,” he said, and part of the normal life of Catholics is their involvement with the Pope, which the agreement seeks to. Endorsed by the pastor to be recognized Both by the Vatican and the Communist government of China.
The suffering and persecution of Catholics in China must always be respected and remembered, he said. But staying in faith requires the church to have hope for the future.
“The steps taken, although not able to resolve all the problems that persist and may take a long time to resolve, are in the right direction for reconciliation within the church due to the problem of unity. This difference – the Cardinals said, is too divisive – a distinction “between those who accept the role of government in the life of the church and those who do not, the Cardinals said.
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