Friday, December 14, 2007

The two faces of Cardinal Roger "Spirit of Assisi" Etchegaray

Recently we lauded him over his comments regarding priestly celibacy, but we’re definitely not praising him now.

From Catholic World News:

Leading cardinal sees papal resignations as future norm

Rome, Dec. 13, 2007 ( - Cardinal Roger Etchegaray (bio - news), the vice-dean of the College of Cardinals, writes in a new book that the resignation of the Roman Pontiff "in the future should be something normal," the Apcom news agency reports.

The French cardinal reportedly discusses papal resignation at some length in his forthcoming book, in the context of his recollections about the final days of Pope John Paul II.

Ah, Lord, alas that Thou shouldst have taken Alfons from us, and hast left us Roger!

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