Skip to comments.Pope Asks Cardinals to Try to Resolve Conflict with Peruvian University
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT by marshmallow
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has appointed three cardinals, including Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec, to try to resolve a long-standing dispute with a Peruvian university and see if it would be possible to restore the university's designation as "pontifical" and "Catholic."
The rector of the former Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima released a statement April 28 saying, "The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has formed a commission of cardinals with the mission of meeting to find a 'final, consensual solution,' in the framework of the apostolic constitution 'Ex Corde Ecclesiae,' to the outstanding issues" between the Vatican and the university.
In addition to Cardinal Lacroix, Pope Francis appointed Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest and Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago. Cardinal Erdo, a canon lawyer, had conducted an apostolic visitation of the university in 2011 at the request of the Vatican.
The Vatican press office confirmed the appointment of the cardinals, but gave no other details.
Under Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, then the Vatican secretary of state, issued a decree in July 2012 withdrawing the titles "Catholic" and "pontifical" from the university "on the basis of a specific papal mandate." The university has continued using both titles.
The Vatican, in its 2012 communique, said that since 1967, the university's governing body repeatedly and "unilaterally modified its statutes with serious prejudice to the interests of the church."
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I wish that he’d send some envoys to a few American ‘Catholic’ universities.
Sounds to me like he’s trying to “re-regularize” an institution that was kicked out.
If the university has made changes and moved towards orthodoxy and is ready to come back, that’s fine. But if he wants to adapt Catholic doctrine to accommodate this school and give them back their “pontifical university” status, that’s not fine.
Same thing they should do to Georgetown, Boston College, etc.
Blow. It. Up.