Brandmüller misses the lack of exchange of arguments in consistories
Rome (kath.net/KAP) The retired German Curial Cardinal Walter Brandmüller was critical of the recent Cardinal Assembly in Rome. The consistories in their current form are an "obviously completely useless procedure," he wrote in an article published by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister (Wednesday). Brandmüller wanted to express the criticism during the consultations with the Pope in the past few days, but he was forbidden to do so, it said.
While there used to be open discussion on such occasions, there has been a "strange silence" at the cardinal meetings for years, says Brandmüller. "There was never a debate, an exchange of arguments on any particular subject." Suggested changes on his part were rejected. "In short: For at least eight years, the consistories have ended without any form of dialogue," the 93-year-old summed up.
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