Saturday, January 23, 2010
Ecumenical wars in Germany- Cardinal speaks to Radio Vatican
The ecumenical head in the Vatican, Cardinal Walter Kasper, is irritated by the German Bishop Margot Käßmann, the President of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) who said last weekend in Berlin, they expect "nothing" ecumenical terms from Pope Benedict. This is violently contradicted by the German Curial Cardinal Kasper, who heads the Pontifical Council: There was probabky "at present no other church leader, so often and so strongly committed served the unity of Christians, as Pope Benedict XVI since his election nearly five years ago. " Kasper said on Friday in a statement to Vatican Radio. It was "all the more incomprehensible" that Käßmann issued the statement last weekend. The Cardinal says, "I had been of the opinion that such standard mutual condemnations were things of the past. I was wrong and I'm disappointed. "Käßmann’s criticism of the Pope was" deeply unecumenical"and shows " ecumenical ignorance.