Thursday, July 05, 2012

Why did the Pope appoint the new head of the CDF?

RORATE CÆLI: Müller speaks: The Church, a house of many rooms:

Archbishop Müller gives his first interview- in full at link above.

KNA: Archbishop, what is your feeling regarding your appointment?
Müller: Gratitude for the confidence that the pope has in me. It is not an easy task, considering the whole universal Church; but it is a beautiful assignment to be able to serve the pope in his teaching office. The position has a universal ecclesiastic dimension – and has nothing to do with centralisation.
KNA: When did you learn that you would be going to Rome?
Müller: Some time ago. But the change of office needs to run its ordered course.
KNA: Do you know why the pope has appointed you? Did he want a German, a theologian, someone he trusted?
Müller: It certainly wasn’t about nationality, and as Catholics we all belong to the universal Church. But the Holy Father knows me, and my theological work, not only as an author, but also as an expert of the Synod of Bishops in Rome and in the committees of Ecumenism and Faith of the German Bishops’ Conference."

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