Saturday, April 21, 2007

Interview with Cardinal Pouplard

Cardinal Poupard is the president of the Pontifical Councils for Interreligious Dialogue and Culture. This interview is a retrospective on the second anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, from Inside the Vatican. The goals of this papacy:
Benedict XVI intends to return to the basics, to interiorization, to the essence of the Christian life, the relation to Jesus. This direction featured strongly in his first Exhortation following the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist, Sacramentum Caritatis.

On his election Benedict XVI indicated the proclamation of the Word of God and the Church’s missionary vocation as primary concerns to which every single believer and the communion of believers as disciples of Christ must bear witness.

The Pope also desires to see the application of the Second Vatican Council in all sectors of the Church’s life, including the liturgy, the promotion of the unity of Christians, and in intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
A decent analysis of the Regensburg flap as well. Not really too convincing on the reform of the Curia. Read it!

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