As I have written before, it appears that Cardinal Parolin is reasserting himself recently. During the Synod on Synodality he reiterated that doctrine cannot be changed. I think this was in reference to the discussion of admitting women to Holy Orders and changing the doctrinal meaning of marriage to allow for LGBTQ+ blessings which would resemble marriage or validate illicit, immoral sexual unions recognized in civil law.
Then he slapped down the German synodal way as it concerns women’s ordination and changing the Church’s doctrine on homosexuality. He warned the Germans that if any bishop ordained women they would face excommunication. Implied in this too, is presiding over same sex or LBGTQ+ blessings that resemble marriage or validate civil marriages.
It would seem that the good Cardinal may be positioning himself as the future Pope, no?
And today, Cardinal Parolin upholds the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI and that that legacy will benefit the Church in the future! That’s a bombshell, no? Of course, I have already written that on my blog a few years ago!
From Vatican News with my astute comments embedded in RED: