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This just in from Salve TV. Interview with Cardinal Gerhard Muller. Video is in Polish, my translation below.

Mateusz Dieduszycki: Salve TV greetings from the Vatican.

On the final approach to the end (of the Synod) the temperature is rising. A group of German bishops announced that they have achieved unity in their proposition with respect to Holy Communion for divorced persons. This would mean that, working in that group the influential head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Card Gerhard Muller, at the same time a faithful student of JP II has changed his mind. Did this in fact happen? We decided to check with the source and that is why Salve TV is today with Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

Cardinal Muller, can it be said who has the upper hand in the conflict between the liberal side and the conservative side during these last days of the Synod?

Card. Muller: There is neither liberal side nor conservative side in the Church. We should be faithful to the Word of God and concentrate on the teaching of the Church. We want to serve with our pastoral help to individuals who are experiencing difficulties. But only on that road that was set out by Christ. A huge role is played here by two papal documents, JPII’s Familiaris Consortio and BXVI Sacramentum Caritatis. This is also the road of the Church into the future. The German language group is looking at many issues. There is a good working atmosphere. But it is not like the German group can speak in the name of the Synod. We can be certain that the joint position of the Synod will be compatible with the position of the Holy Father and the Church.

MD: Thank you. The words of Card. Muller placate, but will this peace and quiet last until the end of the Synod which, we remind will end in two days we will see shortly.


Please be advised that this statement is from the not only the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, but also the “theological structurer”. (see here)