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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pope will not undo the Council

D: „Papst will Konzil nicht rückgängig machen“

The highest placed Benedictine monk, Abbot Primate Notker Wolf opposes the fear that Pope Benedict XVI wants to erode the Second Vatican Council. In the final analysis, Joseph Ratzinger was a key adviser in those days, writes Wolf on Tuesday in an article for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". The purpose of the Pope is much more to present this Council not as a break with the history of the tradition of the Faith. He wanted to integrate the Council more closely in that tradition. Further, Wolf reminded that the withdrawal of the excommunication of the Lefebvre-bishops still meant no full unity of the Church of Rome with these bishops and their faithful. "That is still a long way off," said Wolf.
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