Damian Thompson today writes of the deeply concerning news that Archbishop Piero Marini is rumoured to be moving to the Congregation for the Divine Worship.
As Catholic bloggers we must always strive to be loyal to the Successor of St Peter, under whom the whole Catholic Church finds communion and unity in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Archbishop Marini has, since Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, said some most uncharitable things of the reign of the now Pope Emeritus, as well as challenging the Catholic Church's position on same-sex civil unions for homosexual persons. It is surely true that for an Archbishop, who has made such public statements of contempt for Pope Benedict XVI's reign as Sovereign Pontiff, to be placed in such authority over matters of Divine Worship would be a grave insult to the Pope Emeritus who Pope Francis embraced recently saying, 'We are brothers!'.
Please, Your Holiness, we beg you to show mercy to your predecessor, show mercy to your sons and daughters, and, if this is planned, to reconsider this appointment.