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Cardinal plotting anti-Ratzinger progressive Papacy
Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 7/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand

Posted on 03/07/2013 5:14:21 PM PST by Gillibrand

Cardinal Walter Kasper, will participate in the conclave, though he is 80 years old in two days. He will thus be the oldest of the Papal voters. The German cardinal is presently the most heavyweight representative of the progressive cardinals who flag up an anti-Ratzinger pontificate.

The former assistant to Hans Küng was removed in 1999 by John Paul II as Bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart and transported to Rome, where he was until 2010 President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. (Cathcon- what a pair Cardinal Lehmann, research assistant to Karl Rahner and Cardinal Kasper, assistant to Küng- although Cardinal Kasper has proved effective in assimilating himself to conservatives around the journal, Communio. This was founded by among others Joseph Ratzinger as an antidote to the ultra- progressive journal Concilium, supported by Küng, among other radicals). The promotion was part of a smooth reconstruction of the German episcopate by repression of the progressive influence. While as a "minister" of the Holy See Kasper moderated his attitudes, he has not abandoned them. Within the Roman Curia, he was theologically the real opponent of Benedict XVI. Since the resignation announcement, it was not difficult for the Cardinal to advanace as the most important representative of the progressive camp among the Conclave participants. This is a direction that is numerically no longer great among the Papal electors , but they are looking for allies.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: cardinal; conclave; pope; rome

1 posted on 03/07/2013 5:14:23 PM PST by Gillibrand
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To: Gillibrand

They can plot all they want to, there just aren’t enough of them with John Paul and Benedict having appointed all the electors.

2 posted on 03/08/2013 2:09:21 PM PST by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: Gillibrand
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3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:21:55 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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