Pope Permits Criticism of Assisi
Benedict XVI. insists he will point to "Jesus Christ as the only son of God and unmistakable savior".
(kreuz.net) The initiative for the October Asssisi Meeting is "clearly not coming from the Pope".
This was according to the protestant theologian of missions, Peter Beyerhaus  for the Catholic monthly 'Kirchliche Umschau'.
Beyherhaus mentions a personal letter of March 4, which he received from Pope Benedict XVI.
Actually, Beyerhaus was critical that the Pope said that he considers the meeting "as obligatory".
Benedict XVI explained in a private letter that he wants to "control the direction of the whole and do everything therefore to make the syncretistic or relativistic progress of the event an impossibility."
At the same time the Pope expressed to the professor, a public response on the Assisi event.
He requested that Beyerhaus, therefore honor his trust "that the Pope stands upon that, what his office is understood as being -- that is, to strengthen his brothers in faith and recognize Jesus Christ as the only son of God and savior and admit it unmistakeably."
The German website of the Society of Pius X speculated about the possible reason for the third Assisi- horror.
The Old Liberal Roman Community 'Saint Egidio', which has organized Assisi as an inter-religious meeting, has "substantial financial resources".
The commentary on the web pages warns that the Church is not moved by lobbyism.
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Editor: This brings to mind the comment heard during the Vatican Council from our present Pope that, 'we need more Luther and less Chardin'. Despite his efforts to extend a hand, and fight relativism at the same time, his efforts are not appreciated by those he seems most eager to help, like the present Lutheran "Bishop" of Brandenberg.
The Pope Will Bless the Protestantic Way of Error
Germany. On his trip to Germany the Pope will "clearly" say, "what was positive that came from the reformation for Chirstendom: namely the concentration upon Christ and the Bible, the freedom of thought and the recognition of the reform ability of the Church." That is what the protestant "Bishop" of Brandenburg, Markus Droge promoted in his interview with the 'Markische Allgemeine'. So long as the Church doesn't recognize Protestantism as "a church in its own sense", the "Bishop" doesn't see any possibility for meaningful new developments in ecumenism.
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