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Warning of curial opposition to Francis

24 April 2014 | by Michael Sean Winters | Comments: 0

United States

In a speech on 8 April in St Petersburg, Florida, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga warned that curial opposition to Pope Francis’ efforts to create a “new way of being church” is mounting, writes Michael Sean Winters.Cardinal Rodríguez was addressing a meeting of Franciscan provincials and a copy of his remarks was obtained by the National Catholic Reporter.“We have to be prepared, since this beautiful but strange popularity is beginning to strengthen adherences, but equally to awaken opposition not only in the old Curia, but in some who are sorry to lose privileges in treatment and in comforts,” the cardinal said.“Expressions like ‘What can it be that this little Argentine pretends?’ or the expression of a well-known cardina ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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