The ‘Hitler card?’Vatican cardinal and German bishop are clashing after ‘Nazi’ remark; schism making bishop is going to complain to Pope Francis that Cardinal Koch told the truth about the German schismatic synodal way…ouch!
CARDINAL KOCH HAD TO CANCEL A PLANNED PASTORAL VISIT TO GERMANY THIS WEEKEND AFTER RECEIVING THREATS FROM NAZI-ERA TYPE CHRISTIANS WHO ARE UPSET THAT HE SPOKE THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM!!!
FROM THE PILLAR:
The president of the German bishops’ conference has spilled a lot of ink in the past few days, calling repeatedly for an apology, after the Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch compared theological currents in the German synodal way to the theology of a Nazi-era Christian sect.
What Koch actually said - and how Bishop Georg Bätzing took the remarks - have been widely misreported in the press — especially after Bätzing said that without an apology, he’d file a complaint with the pope.
And you can expect that this situation isn’t going to die down quietly - in fact, as the German bishops prepare to begin their ad limina visit to the Vatican, Cardinal Koch canceled a planned pastoral visit to Germany this weekend — after reportedly receiving threats related to his remarks.
That’s right, the cardinal didn’t go to Germany after “threats of violence against the Schönblick conference center,” where he was scheduled to speak.
If you read The Pillar, you know already that Germany has become ground zero for a lot of controversy in the Church right now — and this situation will likely heighten the growing tensions between the German bishops and some of Europe’s most senior Churchmen.