The new Archbishop of Paris feels "at ease" in the current pontificate, which is why he would also give Communion to Nancy Pelosi and other politicians supporting infanticide.
(Paris) The confessions of a prelate: "I feel good in this pontificate," the new archbishop of Paris explained to a left-wing daily newspaper - and also why he would also give Holy Communion to Nancy Pelosi.
In today's issue, July 20, 2022, of the French daily newspaper Libération, the French mouthpiece of the '68 movement, there is a "portrait" of the new Archbishop of Paris, Monsignor Laurent Ulrich.
The "portrait" includes some quotes in quotation marks from the journalists' conversation with Msgr. Ulrich, including his explanation of why he would also give Holy Communion to pro-abortionist Nancy Pelosi, who recently gave Holy Communion at a mass attended by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica received Holy Communion, even though her local bishop, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, had recently barred her from receiving Communion because of her abortion support. Liberation writes:
"We dare ask him if he would give Communion to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who has been banned from receiving the Host during Mass by Bishop Salvatore Cordilone of San Francisco. In the eyes of the American prelate, it is wrong for this Catholic woman to defend abortion rights. Since the election of Joe Biden, Catholic circles in the United States have debated whether or not to give Communion to elected officials who support access to abortion. Pope Francis' Vatican has distanced itself from these radical positions. On June 29, Pelosi received Communion at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. 'If she comes and says:I'm Catholic and I want to receive communion, isn't the attitude of the shepherd [the priest who takes care of his faithful, Libération's note] to say: Go away, I don't want to see you' , Ulrich claims, in the spirit of the conciliatory attitude of the Pope. 'I feel comfortable in this pontificate,' the Archbishop nods. But he suddenly compensates by admitting that he 'gained his theology from reading the books of Ratzinger [Benedict XVI]'.”
Since the retirement of Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, whom Pope Francis immediately relieved as Archbishop of Paris in 2017 at the age of 75, things have been turbulent on the Seine. Msgr. Michel Aupetit succeeded as the new archbishop, who was the first archbishop in recent times not to receive the grace of cardinalatial dignity. On April 15, 2019, the devastating fire that destroyed Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral broke out. In 2021, Archbishop Aupetitt worked hard to implement the motu proprio Traditionis custodes by eliminating the traditional Rite's Mass sites and banning the Society of St. Peter from the archdiocese. Shortly thereafter, he tripped over allegations that concerned his personal lifestyle.
On April 26, Pope Francis appointed the Archbishop of Lille, Monsignor Laurent Ulrich, as the new Archbishop of Paris. His inauguration took place on May 23rd in the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, as the reconstruction of Notre-Dame is still in progress.
Archbishop Ulrich's confession that he feels "at ease" in the current pontificate is reminiscent of the legal philosopher Mario Palmaro, who formulated the opposite statement back in October 2013: "Why we don't like this Pope ."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image : Liberation (screenshot)