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Controversial Memo About Next Conclave
Catholic News

Controversial Memo About Next Conclave

From L'Espresso by Sandro Magister Since the beginning of Lent the cardinals who will elect the future pope have been passing this memo about next conclave around. Its author, who goes by the name of Demos, “people” in Greek, is unknown, but shows himself a thorough master of the subject. It cannot be ruled out that he himself is a cardinal. ARTURO MARI/VATICAN POOL/GETTY IMAGES THE VATICAN TODAY Commentators of every school, if for different reasons, with the possible exception of Father Spadaro, SJ, agree that this pontificate is a disaster in many or most respects; a catastrophe. 1. The Successor of St. Peter is the rock on which the Church is built, a major source and cause of worldwide unity. Historically (St. Irenaeus), the Pope and the Church of Rome have a unique ro...