Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Pope Francis has avoided direct assessment of the Russian invasion. In his speeches, he never mentioned the name of President Vladimir Putin, nor the name of the country that caused the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians. He only invited peace and love to one’s neighbor.
It was only in early April that the Pope defined his position more precisely on this issue, noting that “we are all to blame” for the deaths of people in Ukraine. These words had already caused considerable controversy, but Francis did not stand there. Recently, in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, he said that “NATO’s fall on Russia’s doorstep” may have been a factor in the outbreak of war.
According to some profound believers, the Pope exaggerated at this point. As head of the Catholic Church, Francis was misleading to many, but the report was widely criticized, and some began to wonder if it was really necessary to agree with the pope’s words.
Fr. Rafas Kulovsky is known on the Internet as “The Priest of the Estate”. In his new YouTube video, he explains when the pope must obey and when it is not necessary.
“It is not a sin to criticize the Pope”
Initially, the clergy insisted that the pope’s words always be approached with respect and an open mind, as he pronounces them as “St. Peter’s heir.” He explained that there were circumstances under which the Pope had to obey completely, e.g. Morality or belief when he declares principles in such matters. Catholics must then accept them as binders and identify with them.
What about the rest of the reports? In “Priest from Ozide”, the pope emphasized that “there is only one man” and that “any man may be misinformed, he may be misinformed, misrepresented, or misjudged about the situation.” Therefore, Fr pointed out. Główczyński – Substantial criticism of the Pope is not a sin, we have the right not to agree with him.
The pastor sought to explain the pope’s controversial statements. The content of his Twitter post, in which he said “we are all guilty”. Fr. Główczyński, for example, believes that Franciszek does not necessarily mean that Ukrainians fleeing the war are guilty of genocide in their own country.
But if we look in a little more detail – where Russia gets its money from, where do such modern elements in its arsenal come from, those who have chosen specific politicians, can understand everything a little differently. Of course, it would be an open question whether this was said in the right way at the right time, but there is no denying that what the Pope is saying is right, he said.
At the same time, while evaluating the statements of the head of the church and waiting for the final evaluation of all his actions, he cautiously calls “the priest from Ozide”. When criticizing Francis for his last words, the clergyman called on us not to forget what he is really doing for Ukraine. Sends humanitarian aid and its cardinals.
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