Deconstructing Pope Francis by JOHN MENEZES

JOHN MENEZES 7 Esperanca

S. Bhagatsingh Road

Mumbai 400 001

February 22, 2014

 

 

The Editor

The Examiner

Convent Street

Mumbai 400 001

 

Subject: Deconstructing Pope Francis – for favour of publication

 

Sir,

 

Since March 13, 2013 there have been abundant eulogies and letters in The Examiner likening Pope Francis to St. Francis of Assisi but, as his papacy gets more and more bizarre, The Examiner of February 15, as well as the CBCI on its website, have compulsively come out with a lengthy apologia under the subject title which is the first admission of the embarrassing consequences of his off-the-cuff statements in these words: “While shooting straight from the hip is a special skill, it also carries its own risks …… there is evidence that he is being both misunderstood and misinterpreted,” something uncharacteristic of any worthy pontiff, least of all of St. Francis of Assisi.

 

The article opens: “Living in a normal apartment, cooking his own meals, travelling by public transport and visiting his people in the slums, endeared Archbishop Bergoglio to his flock.” Did Bergoglio, as archbishop, misplace his priorities (?) because it is known that while there were 40 to 50 ordinations a year when he took over as archbishop in 1998, they dwindled to around 10 a year and he left his seminary in a dilapidated condition. In spending time cooking and standing in public queues for buses, did Bergoglio distance himself from his archives in the official archbishop’s house so as to forget church doctrine and history (?) because his daily homilies at St. Martha’s Hotel have to be censored and cleared of errors in these two domains before they are published in L’Osservatore Romano. Further, he failed to endear himself to any clergy of repute because Marcelo González, of Panorama Católico Internacional, who knows the Church of Argentina as well as the palm of his hand, has written immediately on his election: “He

persecuted every single priest who made an effort to wear a cassock, preach with firmness, or that was simply interested in Summorum Pontificum.”

 

“Deconstructing Pope Francis” omits his grave dysfunctional act of abolishing the Papacy, by stripping the office of all its titles, to style himself “Holy Father Francis, Bishop of Rome,” reference: Annuario Pontificio 2013.

 

John Menezes

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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