HOLY FATHER TELLS JESUITS THAT HE NEEDS THEM TO CONTINUE TO HELP HIM TO CHANGE THE CHURCH AND THE SUCESSES OF VATICAN II FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS WHICH NEEDS ANOTHER 50 YEARS TO FULLY IMPLEMENT
The Holy Father touted the theoretical success of the first 50 years of Vatican II but acknowledged that it will take 💯 years to fully implement Vatican II:
I believe the Lord wants a change in the Church,” he told 28 Jesuits during a private meeting during his trip to the Baltics. “I have said many times that a perversion of the Church today is clericalism…I know that the Lord wants the Council to make headway in the Church.”
“Historians tell us that it takes 100 years for a Council to be applied,” he added. “We are halfway there. So, if you want to help me, do whatever it takes to move the Council forward in the Church.”
Then a Lithuania 🇱🇹 Archbishop let the Holy Father know of the jaw dropping practical success of Vatican II over the last 50 years as it concerns the Jesuits:
Lithuanian Archbishop Lionginas Virbalas of Kaunas told Francis that the province had dwindled from over 1,000 members to just over thirty and will soon merge into a larger, singular province with Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. Consequentially, some of the Jesuits now take on 3-4 jobs to support the work of the Society.
The pope’s remarks were published in full on Wednesday by the Vatican vetted Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica.