Edit: Representative Harin Fernando is a member of the center-right United National Party of Sri Lanka and was raised a Catholic at least. He had also criticized Facebook for not controlling anti-Muslim commentary on the platform.
Sept 20, Colombo: The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Colombo have issued a statement saying that the allegations leveled against the Cardinal by MP Harin Fernando who recently appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attack, are untrue and unfounded.
Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith regrets and is shocked by a statement made by MP Harin Fernando before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks, the statement said.
MP Harin Fernando appearing before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Easter Sunday Attacks on the 16th of this month stated that the Archbishop had not conducted a Mass in a public church on the Easter Sunday morning when the tragedy took place, and that he had not held the Mass because he was aware of the impending danger.
Enrique Angelelli: a disquieting beatification despite a dubious background and with an ideological stale smell. (Rome) It had already become apparent and some had feared that the Argentine Bishop Angelelli would be beatified. The train of dubious canonizations continues unabated.
On October 17, the new substitute of
the Cardinal Secretary of State, the Vatican diplomat and Archbishop
Edgar Peña, signed a letter (Protocol No. 423.517) as one of his first
acts, appointing Msgr. Marcelo Colombo, emeritus bishop of La Rioja, the
date for the beatification of Bishop Enrico Angelelli Carletti, former
Bishop of La Rioja.
"It is my pleasure to inform you that the Holy Father grants that the
celebration of the beatification rite of the Reverend Servant of God,
Enrico Angelelli Carletti, Bishop of La Rioja, will take place in this
city on Saturday, April 27, 2019. "
The Pope will not attend in person, but will be represented by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation of the Congregation of the Causes of Peña, as a substitute in the State Secretariat.
Who was Bishop Enrico Angelelli Carletti?
Bishop Angelelli was a representative of Marxist liberation theology,
who had had friendly contacts with the Communist Eastern Bloc since the
1950s, particularly the Pax Movement, which infiltrated the Catholic Church on behalf of the regime. Since the 60s, he was closely associated with the left-wing terrorist movement Montoneros.
The Montoneros were part of left-wing extremism that was radicalizing
and seeking a violent seizure of power in Argentina, as was attempted in
many Latin American countries by communist revolutionary movements with
Soviet and Cuban support. The result was terror and counter-terror, with - this is an Argentine feature - right and left Peronists faced each other as enemies. When terror threatened to overthrow the country, the military intervened to restore order, as the generals declared in 1961. Not only did the dubious left-wing orientation make Angelelli a controversial Church leader during his lifetime, he was described a contemporary pamphlet:
"Anyone who thinks like a Marxist and speaks like a Marxist is also a Marxist!"
Doubtful circumstances of death
Doubtful are the circumstances of his death.
Officially, he died in a tragic traffic accident, most likely due to a
mistake made by his companion, another liberation theologian and priest belonging to the left-wing Third World Priestly movement supported by Angelelli. His passenger said that he could no longer remember the accident. He quit the priesthood shortly thereafter.
Several years after the death of Angelelli, another Marxist priest, the
Capuchin Antonio Puigjané, suddenly declared that the bishop had
actually been assassinated. The order was given by the then military dictatorship. Since then, he has been diligently elaborating on the myth of the murdered "Bishop of the Poor."
Puigjané himself hit the headlines as a left-wing terrorist, as he
wanted to topple even then in 1988, five years after the end of the
military dictatorship, the already democratic government of Raul
There were no lack of circles in Argentina and in Western Europe, inside
and outside the Church, who willingly jumped on this unusual move and
indignantly denounced any involvement of the hated military regime as
fact, although no evidence could be presented for such a daring
assertion.None of the eyewitnesses of the accident and at the accident testified to anything like this.
Under quite different political auspices - meanwhile, in Argentina, under the
moderate left-wing Peronists - the case of the traffic accident was reopened 38
years later and two leading military figures were convicted without concrete
evidence, as the principals of an assassination attempt. In the same period, the ex-Capuchin Puigjané was pardoned prematurely, although his terrorist attack had cost eleven lives. The issue is still controversial in Argentina.
Critics speak of a political process, which served less the truth, but
to the settling of old scores (see to Angelelli, the situation
in Argentina and left myths: The Unequal "Martyrs" ).
Did Angelelli die in odium fidei?
However, whether a traffic accident or assassination, neither in one
case or the other are there indications that the death of Angelelli
occurred in odium fidei. But hatred of faith is a prerequisite for recognizing a death brought on as a martyrdom for Christ.
After Francis had declared Pope John XXIII.an unmiraculous saint, no less doubtfully, he declared the death of Bishop Angelelli an assassination and the bishop as a martyr.
The recognition of his death as martyrdom shortens namely the lengthy
path of the beatification process, since no miracle is needed.
With the miraculous beatification of Bishop Angelelli by an event,
whether a traffic accident or assassination, which is reinterpreted to
be a martyrdom, Pope Francis is creating a new, questionable category of
"political martyrs." Last August, another Argentine archbishop, Msgr. Hector Aguer, broke the Angelelli taboo .
He asked why not a contemporary of Angelelli, the Catholic intellectual
Carlos Alberto Sacheri, to be beatified, who really became a victim of
terrorism, but of Marxist terrorism. Sacheri was executed in front of his own children. He had previously pointed out and criticized the Communist infiltration of the Catholic Church with a book. But in this, the political left is always blind. Meanwhile, the Church leadership seems to have become blind. What conclusion can be drawn from Pope Francis' unusual approach?
Probably only one: The confirmation of a long-standing suspicion that
the obstinate, Argentine Pope wants to canonise a disturbing, highly
politicized and long-overstated direction in the Church, the alliance
between Christianity and socialism, historically compromised by Soviet
dictatorships, terrorism, hostility towards the Church, denunciations,
abortion ... Should we list more? Text: Andreas Becker Image: InfoCatolica Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org AMDG
Investigators: Behind the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the assassination attempt in Cambrils, stood a terror cell, which might have actually had Barcelona's famous basilica "Sagrada Familia" in its sights.
Bacelona (kath.net) Behind the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the assassination attempt in Cambrils stood a terror cell, which might have actually the famous church "Sagrada Familia" in its sights. This was reported by N-TV and other media. According to Spanish media reports, the investigators found images of the Gaudí cathedral when they had analyzed the computer data of the suspects.
The investigators further suspect that the terrorists originally planned a major attack with hundreds of dead, but could not realize it by an accident.
N-TV also reported that, according to the investigators, the Moroccan Imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, who lives in Spain, could be responsible for the radicalization of the group. The young men, who became perpetrators, were between 17 and 18 years old and have apparently radicalized themselves only in contact with the Imam. Earlier, they apparently did not have any links with Islamic terrorism.
It was begun in the last century by Antoni Gaudí and consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.On Sunday the funeral service for the victims of the terrorist attack took place. The church is visited annually by about two million tourists and is considered one of Barcelona's great landmarks.
The Church 'Sagrada familia' in Barcelona (architect: Gaudí)
Pope Benedict XVII consecrated the church "Sagrada Familia" and the altar in 2010
San Geremia in Venice: Muslim entered the church and tore the cross down: "I will give you the truth. I bring the truth."
(Rome) In Venice a few days ago a crucifix was badly damaged by a Muslim in the Church of San Geremia. The man shouted repeatedly: "I will give you the truth. I bring the truth. "
The church in Sestiere Cannaregio is consecrated to the Old Testament the prophet Jeremiah, close to the Grand Canal, which dates from the 11th century. While the Campanile is 850 years old, it is one of the oldest towers of Venice, the church took its present form in the 18th century.It is famous mainly because of the relics stored therein of St. Lucy.
On July 12, a Moroccan Muslim with French residency, entered the Venice church filled with visitors and rushed with loud cries to the large 300 year old crucifix. Here the man shouted, according to witnesses, repeatedly: "I will give you the truth. I bring the truth." He snatched the three-meter-high cross and proceeded to damage the Corpus and cross by stomping it. He tore the left arm figure of Christ off.
The Carabinieri led the man away. This "Islamism" is treated in the politically correct West as a form of mental illness, and the man who will not face the consequences was medically examined, cited and then placed at liberty. Thus it was politicians and the media downplayed the Muslim massacres of Graz (2015), three dead and 36 injured, and also the Muslim Amokfahrer of Nice, 84 dead and over 300 injured, was an insane individual perpetrators.
Patriarch of Venice: "Such gestures make joint cohabitation difficult"
The patriarch of Venice, Msgr. Francesco Moraglia condemned the incident in a statement.The Patriarch spoke of
"Gestures that make it difficult to go on with common ways of living together."
For the meaning of the cross, the Patriarch referred to the Letter of Paul to the Philippians:
"His life was that of a man; he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Wherefore God hath highly exalted and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that every knee should bend in heaven, on earth and under the earth before the name of Jesus and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord' - to the glory of God the Father" (Phil 2:7 to 11).
God had "increased" His Son because of the cross and He bestowed dominion over the universe upon Him. "If we look at the cross where Christ was nailed, we see the sign of love, which was for each of us the foundation of salvation, and will be the cause of salvation for each of us," said Messa in Latino .