Cardinal Müller Asks Pope Why He Won't Answer Dubia
ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - The recently dismissed head of Church doctrine, Cdl. Gerhard Müller, is wondering why there's been no discussion of the dubia submitted last year to Pope Francis. He also laments the Vatican's excessive focus on environmentalism, claiming that should be left to competent laity.
In a wideranging interview with Italian daily Il Foglio Friday, Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, also noted the "dramatic" decline of the Church in Germany, linking it to the wider collapse of faith across Europe.
"I do not understand why there is no dialogue with calm and serenity," he said, referring to the dubia, or set of questions submitted to Pope Francis last year by four cardinals seeking clarity on Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family that has led to worldwide confusion and divergent interpretations of marriage and the sacraments.