Argentine Archbishop Slams Francis’ Selection of Fernández as Doctrinal Chief

Argentine Archbishop Hector Aguer has criticized Pope Francis and Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández for promoting “doctrinal relativism.”

Aguer said in a letter translated and published by the Rorate Caeli blog that the Argentinians Francis and Fernández have “colonized papal Rome.” He wrote that Francis “persecutes and liquidates those who do not keep up with the doctrinal relativism professed by the Latin American (Argentinian, we should say) officialdom.”

Aguer is the Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata in Argentina. He was succeeded in 2018 by the highly controversial Archbishop Fernández, Francis’ newly appointed head of the Dicastery (formerly Congregation) for the Doctrine of the Faith. Aguer has known both Francis and Fernández for decades.

This is the second letter criticizing Francis that Aguer published in July. Earlier that month, the Argentine prelate likened the heterodox Synod on Synodality to the “globalist Agenda 2030” of the U.N. and the Protestant schism.

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