While I understand a pope meets with many people, includding heretics and dictators, this meeting is the sort of thing that weakens the Church. Why must the water always be muddied? We need a strong voice speaking out for Truth, not nicey-nice meetings with those who seek to destroy the Faith.
Well, I did find it interesting that the last high profile meeting that made the news was with an atheist, Orianna Falacci. In terms of scheduling, I guess Kung is less important than the atheists.
And the Gospel from Sunday came to mind. Jesus is asking the chief priests and elders their opinion about the two sons. He's still calling to them, still trying to get them to see the truth.
I don't really see this meeting as weakening the Church. It doesn't validate anything Kung has to say.
In meeting with the heretical, schismatic, insane, Fellay, the Pope did not weaken the Church; although, to grant you your point, I wish the Pope had the Swiss Guard toss Fellay out of the Vatican on his dumb ass but the Pope, I guess, likes nicey-nice.