Decision to remove Archbishop. Giacomo Morandi as secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sparked speculation about the causes of this movement. The Hierarchy has held this position since 2017 and has now been transferred to the Diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla. This change is treated as a degradation, since the clergyman is an archbishop and his care is entrusted to the diocese, not the archdiocese.
The reason for the attitude towards LGBT and Traditionis custodes?
Some commentators claim that the reason for the removal of Archbishop. Morandi were his conservative views on the acceptance of LGBT ideology by the Church and his lack of enthusiasm for the practice of restricting access to traditional sacraments by Pope Francis.
As Andrea Gagliarducci from the Catholic News Agency reminds us, it was Archbishop Morandi who wrote last year’s document in which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith decided that Catholic priests have no right to bless homosexual unions. However, Gagliarducci argues that despite his more conservative stance, Morandi has always remained loyal to Pope Francis.
Comes the reform of the Roman Curia?
The journalist points to another reason that may be behind the decision of the incumbent pope. This change would be an introduction to the reform of the Roman Curia that is being prepared. Francis already applies the unwritten rule of not filling posts for more than one 5-year term, and this would be formally expressed in the reform draft.
It is even said that the pope wants to return to the former organization of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – successor to the Holy Inquisition, regarded as the most important of the Vatican congregations – that is, to a model in which the Bishop of Rome is its prefect.
Nevertheless, Catholic commentators are already speculating about the person who will take over from the Archbishop. Giacomo Morandim. According to Crux magazine, the candidacy of Archbishop. Charles Scicluna, the metropolitan of Malta, who is an outspoken advocate of LGBT ideology and openly collaborates with organizations representing it, arguing that homosexuality “is not a predisposition to sin.”
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