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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What does ecumenism mean then?


from KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst

“Astonishing” for ecumenism

The Diocese of Fulda is "disappointed" about an interview of the Protestant Bishop Martin Hein on current defection of Catholics to the Protestant church.

The Diocese of Fulda has expressed its regret over an interview by Martin Hein, Bishop of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck. "It hurts the diocese of Fulda, when Catholics turn their backs on the Church. In this context, the Protestant Bishop Martin Hein stated in an interview that Catholics critical of the Pope associate themselves today more with the Protestant Church, rather than just leaving the Catholic Church.

The reader gets the impression that Bishop Hein is not without a certain amount of satisfaction said, as he pointed out that the Catholic Church on Joseph Ratzinger's election had surfed on a "wave of media interest".

This adds Bishop Hein is a fundamental criticism of the papacy from a Protestant church. These statements are astonishing and disappointing for all those who take ecumenism to their heart, deplored Diocesan spokesman Christof Ohnesorge (Cathcon- his name literally without worries or without concerns!)
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