”Erwin Kräutler – tongivande biskop på Amazonsynoden – stödjer kvinnliga diakoner som första steg mot kvinnliga präster”.

För Life Sites läsare är rubriken menad som oro och fasa. För oss andra inger samma rubrik hopp och glädje……


Konservativa National Catholic Register  

”Speaking at the press briefing earlier, he said that most of the Amazon communities are “coordinated and directed by women and so we have to think about this.”

“We hear a lot about the role of women, but what are we going to tell her? ‘Yes, you’re very good, but …’ We need concrete solutions, and so I’m thinking of the female diaconate.”

”Bishop Kräutler, a missionary who has spent many years in Brazil defending the rights of indigenous peoples and the poor in the region, is widely known to have been the principal author of the synod’s contested working document, or instrumentum laboris.”

”The retired bishop is also a leading proponent of the ordination of married men “of proven virtue” (viri probati) as priests, in order to bring the sacraments, primarily the Eucharist, to remote Amazonian areas where there is a shortage of priests.Bishop Kräutler told reporters today he estimates “two-thirds” of bishops in the Amazon support the ordination of viri probati.There’s no other option,” he said during the press conference a short while earlier. “Indigenous people don’t understand celibacy,” he added, and he recalled many times he would go to a village and that the first thing they asked him was: “Where is your wife?” “I had to explain I’m not married, and they almost felt sorry for me, saying: ‘Oh poor man.’” He added that a second time that happened, he replied: “She’s far away” and was “thinking of my mother.” “Indigenous peoples, at least those I’ve met, cannot understand this thing that man is not married,” he said. Quoting Scripture, Bishop Kräutler said he believes it more important to bring the Eucharist to people than maintain mandatory celibacy”


// Irène