Sunday, August 12, 2018

CORRUPTION ISN’T JUST IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. THIS SCANDAL OF MURDER AND SUICIDE IS ORTHODOX

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In the Saint Macarius Monastery the suspect of the murder and another ecclesiastic attempt suicide. Grief and concern throughout the Coptic Church. Speculations and possible ecclesiastical politics’ moves on the episode of bloodshed. Patriarch Tawadros reminds everyone that “nothing should be hidden” and that “faith does not need guardians”

In his last, traditional Wednesday sermons, Pope Tawadros used other words to try to comfort and confirm into faith the people of Coptic believers: he exhorted everyone not to give in to agitation; he remembered that evil has always existed and that even Judas committed suicide when he betrayed his Master; he repeated that the monks are men, with their fragility, and that many of them have fallen in the course of history because Satan has always besieged monastic life with particular fury; he expressed its confidence that the monastic communities will dwell in the Egyptian deserts “until the end of the world”. He reiterated that the Church has nothing to hide because the treasures that she has as gifts and that keep her alive cannot be dispelled by weaknesses, mistakes, sins and crimes of individuals. Above all, Tawadros invited everyone to recognise that Christian faith is a gift guarded by the Lord, and for this “it does not need other guardians”.  

2 comments:

ByzRC said...

True, corruption is not unique to the Catholic Church. I don't know what else one can say here.

Joe Potillor said...

Yep, corruption is everywhere (thank you humans)