Pope Francis Slams Top Vatican Bureaucrats/كلام جوهري بابوي قاسي برسم سيدنا الراعي وأحبارنا الكرام

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كلام جوهري بابوي قاسي برسم سيدنا الراعي وأحبارنا الكرام
نسأل هل سمع أحبار كنيستنا المارونية الكلام القاسي والإنجيلي الذي وجهه قداسة البابا فرنسيس للمسؤولين الدينيين في الفاتيكان حيث نبههم من خطية الوقوع في تجارب الانحراف عن الإيمان والتعلق بمقتنيات الأرض
فكم هو عظيم البابا فرنسيس، لو بتشوف كنيستنا المارونية شو فيها يا محلا الزهايمر الروحي اما الاكتناز فحدث عنه ولا حرج والحياة المزدوجة قداسة البابا قلائل لا بل نوادر من لا يعيشونها من رجال دين موارنة
الكنيسة المارونية في حاجة ماسة الى ربيع لتصبح على صورة البابا فرنسيس ومثاله
“كشف قداسة البابا فرنسيس أن الادارة المركزية للفاتيكان “يعصف بها المرض”. واختص البابا بحديثه “مرض الاكتناز” الذي يجعل رجال الدين “يجمعون الأغراض المادية ليس بدافع الحاجة ولكن ليشعروا بالأمان”.
وذكر البابا قصة كاهن شاب سخر منه رئيسه لتحميله الكثير من الممتلكات على شاحنة قبل الانتقال لمنزله. وقال البابا “هذه التحركات هي من أعراض مرض الاكتناز”.
وفي كلمته يوجهها قبل عيد الميلاد لأعضاء الإدارة البابوية، تحدث البابا أيضا ضد الكهنة الذين تبدو عليها علامات الكآبة ومن “يقتلون بدم بارد” سمعة الآخرين والمنافقين والمتملقين.
واتهم البابا بعض كبار الكهنة في الفاتيكان بـ”عيش حياة مزدوجة”، بعد إقامة “عالم مواز، حيث يتجاهلون كل ما يعلمونه للآخرين، ويبدأون في عيش حياة سرية وغالبا ماجنة”.
وفي مقطع آخر من خطابه، قال البابا إن بعض الأساقفة يعانون من “مرض الزهايمر الروحي”، بمعنى أنهم فقدوا روحانيتهم تدريجيا ونسوا علاقتهم مع الرب وأصبحوا عبيدا لـ”مشاعرهم وأهوائهم وهوسهم”

Pope Francis Slams Top Vatican Bureaucrats
Pope Francis talks during his annual Christmas greeting to the Vatican Curia.
Published 22 December 2014
The pope spoke out against greed and other unsavory behavior by high level Vatican officials.
Pope Francis reprimanded the Vatican’s top bureaucrats and administrators at their annual Christmas meeting Monday.
The Pope used what traditionally is an exchange of pleasantries and greetings to tell the priests, bishops and cardinals who run the Curia, the central administration of the Catholic Church, that careerism, scheming, and greed had infected them with “spiritual Alzheimer’s.”
“The Curia needs to change, to improve … a Curia that does not criticize itself, that does not bring itself up to date, that does not try to improve, is a sick body,” he said in his address.
Pope Francis also enlisted 15 “sicknesses and temptations” that affect the Curia, including “feeling immortal, immune or indispensable,” “suffering from existential schizophrenia,” and “committing the terrorism of gossip.”
At the end of his address Pope Francis urged the Vatican’s administrators to be more joyful, saying how much good a “dose of humor” could do.
Last week the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that during his time in office Francis has exercised plenty of his power to reform the Italian-dominated Curia, whose power struggles were responsible for Benedict XVI’s decision to resign.
According to El Pais, Francis has also completely changed the top of the Spanish church and is planning to alter the Vatican hierarchy.
The Argentine pope has shaken theestablishment of the Catholic Church, not only by pushing liberal reforms within it, but by influencing political and social situations outside of the Church, such as his role in helping renew diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
Dec. 23, 2014/Nicole Winfield| Associated Press
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from “spiritual Alzheimer’s” that has made them forget they’re supposed to be joyful men of God.

Francis’ Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Holy See was no joyful exchange of holiday good wishes. Rather, it was a sobering catalog of 15 sins of the Curia that Francis said he hoped would be atoned for and cured in the New Year.

He had some zingers: How the “terrorism of gossip” can “kill the reputation of our colleagues and brothers in cold blood.” How cliques can “enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body” and eventually kill it by “friendly fire.” About how those living hypocritical double lives are “typical of mediocre and progressive spiritual emptiness that no academic degree can fill.”

“The Curia is called on to always improve itself and grow in communion, holiness and knowledge to fulfill its mission,” he said. “But even it, as any human body, can suffer from ailments, dysfunctions, illnesses.”

Francis, who is the first Latin American pope and never worked in the Italian-dominated Curia before he was elected, has not shied from complaining about the gossiping, careerism and bureaucratic power intrigues that afflict the Holy See. But as his reform agenda has gathered steam, he seemed more emboldened to highlight what ails the institution.

The cardinals were not amused. The speech was met with tepid applause, and few were smiling as Francis listed one by one the 15 “Ailments of the Curia” that he had drawn up, complete with footnotes and Biblical references.

The annual greeting comes at a tense time for the Curia, the central administration of the Holy See which governs the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. Francis and his nine key cardinal advisers are drawing up plans to revamp the whole bureaucratic structure, merging offices to make them more efficient.

The Vatican’s finances are also in the midst of an overhaul, with Francis’ finance czar, Cardinal George Pell, imposing new accounting and budget measures on traditionally independent congregations not used to having their books inspected.

Yet it was perhaps Pell that Francis had in mind when he complained about the temptation to lust for power even if it means defaming or discrediting others “even in newspapers or magazines, to show themselves as more capable … in the name of justice and transparency.”

Pell recently penned an explosive essay in Britain’s Catholic Herald in which he said his team had discovered that the financial situation of the Holy See was “much healthier than it seemed, because some hundreds of millions of euros were tucked away in particular sectional accounts and did not appear on the balance sheet.”

The Vatican later clarified that the money hadn’t been hidden and that nothing illicit was going on, just that the funds didn’t appear on the Vatican’s balance sheet. Over the weekend, the Jesuit magazine America reported that an internal Vatican memo had undercut Pell’s claim of having found the cash in the first place, saying the funds kept in the Vatican Secretariat of State were well-known, duly reported, were used to cover Vatican losses and special projects and actually had been well-managed over the years.

Francis started off his list with the “ailment of feeling immortal, immune or even indispensable.” Then one-by-one he went on: Being vain. Wanting to accumulate things. Having a “hardened heart.” Wooing superiors for personal gain. Having a “funereal face” and being too “rigid, tough and arrogant,” especially toward underlings – a possible reference to the recently relieved Swiss Guard commander said to have been too tough on recruits for Francis’ tastes.

Some critiques could have been seen as worthy of praise: working too hard and planning too much ahead. But even those traits came in for criticism as Francis noted that people who don’t take time off to be with family are overly stressed, and those who plan everything to a “T’’ don’t allow themselves to be surprised by the “freshness, fantasy and novelty” of the Holy Spirit.

“How good it is for us to have a healthy sense of humor,” he said.