Cardinal George Pell is warning of catastrophic consequences for the Catholic Church if Pope Francis does not correct “serious heresies” being promoted by the German Synodal Way.
“The synodal process has begun disastrously in Germany,” the Australian prelate laments, “and matters will become worse unless we soon have effective papal corrections on, for instance, Christian sexual morality, women priests, etc.”
In an essay published Wednesday in the National Catholic Register, the outspoken cardinal compares the “novelty” of Vatican II’s pastoral constitution Gaudium et Spes with the German Synodal Path — part of Pope Francis’ grand project of the Synod on Synodality.
The former archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, who was imprisoned on trumped-up charges of sexual abuse and later acquitted, underscores the words of “some faithful German Catholics [who] are already talking, not of the synodal way but the suicidal way.”
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