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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cardinal criticizes Pope for weak government of the Church

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Archbishop of Bogota, Salazar Gomez: But he leaves behind rich teaching and was exemplary in sorting out abuse scandal


Bogota (kath.net / KAP) "Benedict XVI was. An excellent theologian. He will leave us with a tremendous wealth in the field of the magisterium. But from the perspective of government, it was not a strong papacy," said the Colombian Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez (70), Archbishop of Bogota, according to a report by the German Catholic news agency KNA (Friday) in a radio interview. The last years of John Paul II had "gone on without a solution".

However the South American cardinal,seen in the upcoming papal election as an underdog, praised the activities of Benedict XVI to resolve the scandals involving sexual abuse as exemplary. The German Pope had prepared clear procedures. Salazar is also Vice President of the Latin American Episcopal Council CELAM

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