Thursday, June 21, 2012
THE HERMENEUTIC OF CONTINUITY: THIS TIME ECUMENISM?
YIKES: THE VATICAN CARDINAL WHO HEADS THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY CALLS THE REFORMATION A SIN!
Vatican Cardinal refuses to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation
The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch refuses to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation. According to the Cardinal, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation – the events that split the Catholic church can not be called a holiday. According to German site Kirchensite.de, Koch categorizes the date of coming as a “remembrance of the Reformation”.
“We can not celebrate sin” – said the cardinal, and added that he was aware of the fact that after this speech can be branded “anti-ecumenical”.
Koch counts instead of the celebration to attend the “bilateral plea” following the example of John Paul II, who in 2000 apologized for the mistakes and sins of the Catholic Church for 2000 years . At the same time John Paul II condemned the schism in the Christian world.