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By di Sandro Magister, L’Espresso, Sept. 26, 2019

Settimo CieloOne after another, over three days, three more cardinals – like the Germans Walter Brandmüller and Gerhard Müller before them – have aimed severe criticisms at the “Instrumentum Laboris,” the base document of the upcoming synod on the Amazon, as well as at the general state of confusion into which they see the Church plunging.

The first is Cardinal Robert Sarah, Guinean, prefect of the congregation for divine worship, in an interview with Edward Pentin for the “National Catholic Register” of September 23:

> Cardinal Sarah’s Cri de Coeur: The Catholic Church Has Lost Its Sense of the Sacred

The second is Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, American, former president of the supreme tribunal of the apostolic signatura, in a statement signed together with Kazakh bishop Athanasius Schneider, made public September 24:

> “Obedience to the Pope requires us to say the truth about faith”

The third is Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Venezuelan, archbishop emeritus of Caracas, in an interview with Inés San Martin for “Crux” of September 25:

> Venezuelan cardinal: Synod document strong on ecology, weak on ecclesiology

Of the three, Sarah is the only one who will take part in the synod, and his words in this regard are reproduced in their entirety further below. ….