|Father Pedro Arrupe|
(kreuz.net) On Monday, 27. September 1965, the General Superior of the Jesuits, Father Pedro Arrupe, spoke in Rome before the Council to the gathered Bishops.
The German weekly 'Zeit' reported this on the 1st of October 1965.
Father Arrupe was a survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
According to the account by 'Zeit', he "shcoked" many of the Council bedazzled Bishops with his address.
He is supposed to have -- as the 'Zeit' put it -- "claimed":
"A new society of the Godless controlling almost entirely the international organisations, the financial circles and the field of mass communications, like the press, film, radio and television."
AND: "The secret poison of atheism is raging even within the Catholic Church, and its fruits are naturalism, doubt and rebellion."
The 'Zeit' insisted that FAther Arrupe did not mean simply the Communists.
Actually, many of the Bishops -- incredibly -- are supposed to have felt that the Jesuit General had gone "too far" with his remarks about a worldwide conspiracy of atheism -- wrote the 'Zeit' apologetically.
Some noticed that -- only a week before the address by Pope Paul VI. († 1978)before the 'United Nations' -- that he criticized "international organizations".
Father Arrupe sought no anathema against atheism, which he didn't understand primarily as a philosophical problem.
"Social reforms" were needed in the fight against it.
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