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Monday, March 18, 2013

Archbishop rejects idea that Pope should call Third Vatican Council

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Pope Francis "like a breath of fresh air for Europe from Latin America"

The chairman of the Belgian Bishops Conference, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard thinks a Third Vatican Council makes little sense. First, it is true, the Second Vatican Council should be implemented (1962-1965), the German Catholic news agency KNA quoted Belgian media reports on Monday.

According to Leonard, Vatican II has in many areas remained a "a processor of words". To come to an ecumenical council should remain a very rare event. Such an event should take place "on average once a century", said the Brussels archbishop.

Pope Francis was in any event as "a fresh breeze from Latin America" ​​for Europe, said Leonard.

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