Saturday, May 17, 2014
Missionary Bishop Kräutler: Praying for Vocations? "I'm Not Game For That"
Kräutler insists in an interview with the daily newspaper Die Presse on "regional solutions to the celibacy issue". To such things, Pope Francis, who had received Kräutler last April 4th at the Vatican, showed himself to be "very open". The Pope wished for "proposals" on the celibacy question.
Kräutler have proposed to the Pope, "to decouple celibacy and Eucharist". That a Eucharistic celebration depending on a celibate priest was a "problem": "I'm not game for that," said Kräutler a daily newspaper.
Although Kräutler did not know whether Pope Francis will then implement his solutions, he was nevertheless very satisfied, because: "This process has never been allowed. Benedict XVI. has said, we pray for priestly vocations. This Pope is different. He wants to put in motion a process. "Under Francis doors are opening up, so said the Old Liberal missionary bishop from Austria.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred email@example.com
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