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Cardinal Müller Urges Pope Francis to Seek Reconciliation with Viganò
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/5/8 | Mark Greaves

Posted on 10/07/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT by marshmallow

The former CDF prefect said Catholics had a right to know the truth about the accusations

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has urged Pope Francis to “look for reconciliation” with his critic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Speaking to EWTN’s The World Over programme, the German cardinal called on the Pope to “give answers to [his] accusations or questions”, saying: “The people of God have a right to know what happened.”

Archbishop Viganò, the former US nuncio, has accused Pope Francis of ignoring sanctions imposed on ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick by Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Müller said that, while it is always possible for mistakes to be made, “we must learn from mistakes and we must become better in the prosecution of child and minor abuse”.

He said the Holy Father must work to preserve the unity of the Church and to overcome the divisions of the faithful.

“[The Pope] must be a symbol of the unity of the Church. We must overcome, with the help of the Holy Father, the splitting of the Church between conservatives and so-called liberals. We are one Church united in the faith and not of conservative or liberal ideology.”

Cardinal Müller said he had heard “nothing” about the sanctions apparently imposed on McCarrick by Benedict XVI. But he said a canonical process must be initiated against the former cardinal.

He also did not deny that Pope Francis blocked an investigation by the CDF into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

The cardinal, who died last year, was accused of abusing a 13- or 14-year-old girl decades ago. Kent Police investigated the allegation but decided it could not be substantiated.

The claim was first passed on to the CDF in 2011 and the congregation decided there was not enough evidence......

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: francischurch; mariavigano; vigano

1 posted on 10/07/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

He has never answered the Dubia either.


2 posted on 10/07/2018 7:48:00 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: marshmallow

Doesn’t help much that the pope’s a homo.


3 posted on 10/07/2018 10:58:41 PM PDT by onedoug
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