(Rome) Fr. Joseph Fessio and Mark Bromley, as representatives of Ignatius Press, have published a video statement in which they ask Rome to respond to the Open Letter of Catholic Intellectuals.
On April 30th, an international group of Catholic intellectuals published an open letter. The detailed document raises detailed heresy allegations against Pope Francis. There has never been anything like this in Church history.
Rome has reacted with silence so far.
The document has since been signed by other personalities. They address the letter to all Catholic bishops in the world with a call to examine the allegations of heresy contained in the document. Anyone who concludes that the allegations are justified, says the appeal, should be active.
The US Jesuit P. Joseph Fessio is a student of Joseph Ratzinger, from whom he received his doctorate at the University of Regensburg in 1975. In 1978, he founded the publishing house Ignatius Press in San Francisco, which became the most important Catholic publishing house in the United States.
Together with Mark Bromley, he spoke as a representative of the publishing house in a video to open letter Catholic intellectuals to word, which was published by LifeSiteNews.
They ask the Vatican not to ignore the open letter, but to comment on the allegations. In the video, P. Fessio describes the Open Letter as an "important document".
To unpleasant writings and requests, such as the 2016 Dubia of four cardinals, the Correctio filialis of 2017 or the Viganò dossier of the former Apostolic Nuncio in the United States, Francis has neglected of an answer.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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