martedì 21 settembre 2021

Pope condemns critics who are doing 'work of the devil'

(Christopher Lamb, The Tablet)
Pope Francis has condemned those doing the “work of the devil” by whipping up hostility against the Church. He referred to a “large Catholic television channel that has no hesitation in continually speaking ill of the Pope”. He warned the Church against falling for an ideology of “going backwards” as he addressed the traditionalist opposition to his pontificate. Speaking to a group of Jesuits on his recent trip to Slovakia, the 84-year-old Pope revealed that certain “prelates” held meetings over the summer in preparation for a future conclave after Francis was taken into hospital for intestinal surgery. Those prelates, the Pope said, believed his condition was more serious than the “official version”. (...)