Cardinal Rode Says Pope's Resignation Complete Surprise

Politics,  11 Feb 2013  / By STA

Cardinal Franc Rode described on Monday the news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation as "complete surprise", although "not entirely unexpected".

Rode sais that the news is not completely unexpected, as the pope had written in his
Rode sais that the news is not completely unexpected, as the pope had written in his "Light of the World" that he finds it fair that a pope gives up his service once he becomes aware that he can no longer perform it.

The Slovenian cardinal wrote in a press release that only cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and Angelo Sodano had been informed about the pope's decision before today's announcement.

He said that the first reaction among the cardinals was "sadness, the feeling that a father and leader is leaving".

Still, Rode added that the news is not completely unexpected, as the pope had written in his "Light of the World" that he finds it fair that a pope gives up his service once he becomes aware that he can no longer perform it.

The cardinal moreover says that the pope indeed looked feeble today, but that his intellectual capacities and spirit were fully in tact. "In this sense he could have easily continued performing his service."

Rode adds that the decision was received by the cardinal with a lot of respect, as it was above all a sign of his great humility and ability to detach himself from an important role that he performed faithfully.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia, Archbishop Juliusz Janusz, responded by saying that Benedict XVI had his reasons for the decision and that these reasons needed to be respected.

While saying that "we can only thank god for his beautiful pontificate", Janusz highlighted the pope's tireless efforts to convince people that their spiritual side is more important than material things.

Tadej Strehovec of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference told the press that the pope had also marked the life and organisation of the Slovenian Catholic Church.

He pointed out that Slovenia got three new dioceses during Benedict XVI's pontificate, while the status of Maribor was raised into an archdiocese. Also, Lojze Grozde (1923-1943) became the first beatified martyr in Slovenia in 2010.
 

Tags: Slovenia, Cardinal Franc Rode, Pope Benedict XVI´s, resignation, surprise, reaction, Tarcisio Bertone, Angelo Sodano


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Julian, 12.02.2013 ob 10:13

EXIT EX FACTA

Nazi Joey's last great revelation:
"Hey - I'm boss of a crime organisation!
I don't get: women, wanking,
Birth control, queers or banking -
But attended mass pedofication."


"The VCS has an established Gendarmerie whose responsibilities now include the investigation of financial crime and money laundering offences, though there does not appear to have been enough training provided to them in financial investigation."

"Gendarmerie officers are recruited, selected and trained on the basis of the relevant criteria and professional standards (including moral and religious criteria)"

"There does not appear to be enough training provided to the Gendarmerie staff in the financial investigation field"

"The Gendarmerie Corps has a budgeted headcount of 197, which leaves 60 vacancies unfilled."

Number of criminal investigations conducted by the Criminal Police Department of the Corps of Gendarmerie

2008 38
2009 58
2010 66
2011 92

"The Gendarmerie statistics give no indication of any experience in serious financial crimes (petty theft and attempted illegal entry into Vatican City State seem to be predominant crimes). The reported financial loss due to crime was €5,200 in 2011, €8,600 in 2010, and €4,900 in 2009."

Source: Moneyval report 2012. Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism - The Holy See (Including Vatican City State)
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/moneyval/Evaluations/round4/MONEYVAL(2012)17_MER_HS_en.pdf


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