I didn't know of that letter, congratulations!
In fact I wrote so many advices for pope and cardinals in this forum, although not intended to be directly a such, that it might be pretty much
Still, may be it is a good idea to say some things here too. Not as a letter to be sent to the pope by mail, but as a post-letter to be read by his
secretary may be.
First of all, I have a great esteem of pope Francis since his election. Latin American pope was needed and the Church fathers gave it to the faithful.
Francis-Bergoglio is sure the extraordinary man chosen for the extraordinary times, as it was St.John Paul 2.
His intention to open up the church to the marginalized, poor and outcast of society should be applauded by both catholics and others, even by
atheists who care for the common good.
Perhaps he could be more fast in the reforming of the church's own structures. Perhaps a greater representation of the world inside Rome is needed.
Something he already did with the latest consistory. Still, that is just the beginning.
Cardinalate, as we know, is a newer institution, and included at the time lay people and is not restricted to women as well. It is ill understood role
that the cardinals elect only popes. They advice popes and help them in difficult situations. To assume the Roman people know everything under the
sun, is not very wise. They should bring in the best of the best, even if not only religious, if they want to morally lead the world.
It is very important in line with the prophecy of Malachi. Will there be a next pope at al? If pope Francis doesn't want to play the tragic role of
Petrus Romanus, he should do every effort now, when he is in his strength both physical and moral, to assure smooth transition and election of a new
successor of Peter at the time when his health goes down or when God calls him. He doesn't look to be of those who think everything on earth will end
up with him or in this decade.
In the worst scenario, he should think of continuation of the Holy Roman Church (Or SRE) EVEN IN CONDITIONS OF NUCLEAR WINTER and other unimaginable
circumstances, underground. How about in conditions of interstellar travel and aliens? This should have been discussed freely online by now, and
responsible figures from the SRE should have taken private positions. We see that is not the case, and after each word of pope Francis or a Jesuit
astronomer there is the deepest silence possible.
Unlike on moral issues that stirred such a storm on a synod that should naturally prepare Vatican 3 and Nicaea 2. If the divorced etc questions were
of the greatest importance, for the clergy, couldn't they send emails everyday between themselves, or participate in forum like or skype conference
beforehand, and don't play the circus before the 1 bln faithful who expected something better? Because not all of them are divorced but surely all of
them have even bigger problems. 2 years is a fairly enough time.
I wonder do the catholic hi prelates care of the humanity and Christ's Church in it, after 100 years or not? Do they think the status quo today will
withstand even another 50 years, and should it be preserved at all cost? Do they have a vision beyond the natural limits of their lifetimes, and why
did they accept the highest appointments by this or previous pontiff if they would look after some interests but not after principles dating back
from the apostles?
Going back to the roots and reread of the Gospels is the only imperative today for a Church that has 2000 years history and wants to have as much or
more in the future. At least those educated people must know the Second Coming date is nowhere written in stone.
Are they afraid of the AI (artificial intelligence) as Bill Gates and Hawking both claimed so? Any position on that real problem for more and more
young people who are much more attached to electronics than to anyone else human around themselves? It is a final time the hi prelates turn their
attention to the real problems and stop with their own struggles for things not quite well understood by the common Christians.
I'd wish pope Francis more health, more moral strength at home and more friendships with his political partners abroad.
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