If Pope Francis had only received the Dubia Cardinals with the same humility that he has received the fraternal correction of the Bishops of the Ukrainian Church, all 45 having an audience with the pope!
I think Pope Francis’ papacy would be in a much better place today if he had exercised the same humility with the Dubia Cardinals, But alas. But at least the Holy Spirit, on His own time, has allowed for the correction of this Pontiff!
Money byte from Saturday morning’s Vatican News Website:
On the sidelines of a press conference, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, spoke to Vatican News about the work of the Synod and about the support shown by the Pope for Ukraine.
The Holy Father is with us, and we manifested our Catholicity, our full and visible communion with the successor of Peter. And with that communion, with that good news, we are coming back home.
I admired the humility of Pope Francis. He was well aware of his own faults, his own not very clear expressions. And he corrected himself. To be able to correct yourself in the presence of your brother bishops - that is a sign of deep humility.
And among other things, he wished to listen to us, not only to myself, to the head of the Church, but he gave a possibility, an open floor, for each one of 45 bishops to speak out in behalf of the simple, wounded, disappointed people of Ukraine.
And this mutual dialogue, a capability to listen to, ministry of listening, was something which for us, wounded by the war, was a healing moment.