Thursday, July 21, 2016

Antonio Spadaro: "World Traveler at the Expense of the Jesuits"

Father Antonio Spadaro SJ (Left) with Pope Francis
(Rome) Pope Francis has criticized on numerous occasions what he calls "curas de aeropuerto" ("Airport-priests") who spend their priesthood in order to travel from one airport to another. A travel activity, dedicated to meetings, congresses and conferences, but not to urgent pastoral care. "So let's take a look at the passport of Father Antonio Spadaro, the highest exponent of these new priests direction," said Gabriel Ariza from independent, Catholic News Service InfoVaticana in Spain. His research, he published under the title: "Antonio Spadaro - traveling around the world at the expense of the Jesuits." As the Jesuit Spadaro, editor of the Roman Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica and one of the closest confidants of Pope Francis, happily publishes enough  information on Twitter about his stays and departures, says Gabriel Ariza, take a look at his Twitter messages. The list is not exhaustive:

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: periodista digital (Screenshot)
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  1. Caveat lector on the Spadaro travelogue. Anyone taken the trouble to monitor the frequent flyer points rattled up by the airport celebrity bishops, Ray Burke and Athanasius Schneider on their junkets?

    1. Airport Pope and the Metropolitan, from Havana AirportJuly 21, 2016 at 10:37 PM

      Damn right we did.

  2. What about the ecological cars he owns and goes by all around Rome? I think it is because of the soroche, very bad disease.....

  3. Fr. Z gets around pretty well, too.

    Plus he eats good.