Sunday, May 01, 2011

Vatican blesses Mugabe and wonders why Catholics abandon the Church!!!

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and his wife Grace attend a solemn celebration led by Pope Benedict XVI where late Pope John Paul II was beatified, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2011, in the fastest beatification in modern times. Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / AP Read more

As recently as April 18 Amnesty International expressed concerns that "State sponsored violence and malicious prosecutions of perceived  opponents of President Robert Mugabe remain a major concern"

It is even more amazing that  the Mugabes scored front row seats at this Vatican event when he  was recently quoted as saying: “I am confused by my own Catholic bishops, they must learn from you (ZCC leaders). Often Catholic bishops expose that they are not their own men; they are mere puppets of Western Countries. I grew up in a Catholic Church but now I am totally frustrated by how these so called men of God who lie. All Catholic bishops are liars, they demonise my party every day,”  (Source)

Mugabe's welcome at the Vatican stands in stark contradiction to the isolation  and excommunication meted out to Sr. Margaret McBride and Fr Roy Bourgeois who remain among my contemporary heroes of the Gospel. On the day of the Beatification Australians were stunned to hear that the Pope has removed Bishop Bill Morris from his see in Toowwomba without due process using the similar methods to those that kept Mugabe in power for so long!!

And they wonder why so many walk away from the Church?
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