Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Robert Sarah’

With Tagle to Rome, Francis signals more changes to come in Vatican posts Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

As Francis did last month when he appointed a fellow Jesuit, Fr. Juan Guerrero Alves, to take charge at the Secretariat for the Economy, the pope is filling a high-level Vatican post with a known friend and supporter of his reform agenda. And some observers wonder if this is the start of a trend that Read more

Cardinal says defending migration misinterprets the Gospels Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

At about the same time as Pope Francis was defending migration during his visit to Morocco, Cardinal Robert Sarah was saying promoting migration is a misinterpretation of Gospels. Where Francis said politicians who build walls to keep migrants out would become prisoners of those barriers, Sarah said priests and bishops who defend migration are “bewitched” Read more

Church is a ‘Den of Darkness’ because bishops avoid truth and clarity Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

For Curia Cardinal Robert Sarah the Church has become a “den of darkness” and a “cave of thieves. Certain men of God have turned into “agents of the Evil one. “We have betrayed like Judas.” Sarah calls relativism “the mask of Judas, dressed as an intellectual.” “We tolerate everything” and “Catholic doctrine is put in Read more

Pope Francis corrects cardinal’s comments on translation of liturgical texts Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Pope Francis has issued a public correction to an article by Cardinal Robert Sarah about the changes the Pope has made to the way liturgical texts are to be translated from the original Latin into local languages. Sarah, a 72-year-old Guinean is the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Read more

Liturgy translations – Cardinal says Vatican’s still in charge Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Although Pope Francis has handed control of translating the liturgy to bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Robert Sarah says the Vatican will still need to approve the translations. Sarah, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, says the Vatican will continue to safeguard any changes and any new Read more

Latin Mass fans celebrate their version of liturgy Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Fans of the Latin Mass are in Rome on their annual pilgrimage at present. At the conference last Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Benedict’s decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, the Rev. Vincenzo Nuara, didn’t even mention Pope Francis in his opening remarks. Among those at the conference was Cardinal Read more

Quality of Eucharist – no added sugar, no gluten free Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Catholic masses must not be gluten-free, although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, a letter sent to all diocesan bishops says. Furthermore, the bread “must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition”. Bread made from products other Read more

Diabolical criticism of Emeritus Pope vulgar, baseless Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Cardinal Robert Sarah has strong words to say about the diabolical criticism the vulgar heap without any foundation onto Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. “The arrogance, the violence of language, the disrespect and the inhuman contempt for Benedict XVI are diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame,” Sarah said. “These people Read more

Cardinal Sarah and failures at the college of cardinals Comments 3

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The ability, or even tendency, to make stupid remarks is not, at least officially, a prerequisite for being made a curial cardinal. But neither does it seem to hurt the odds of one’s wearing a red biretta around Rome. In 2011, a Spanish bishop claimed that Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, then head of the Pontifical Council Read more

Violence prevents papal mission to Syria Comments 4

Friday, November 9th, 2012

As violence in Syria continues to escalate, the Vatican has called off sending a papal delegation there on a mission of peace. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI has sent Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, to neighbouring Lebanon, to meet pastors and members of the various churches present in Syria. He Read more