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By Jules Gomes, Church Militant, March 18, 2020

Pope Francis’ ‘field hospital’ Church is bankrupt

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Church is in “full retreat” by suspending Masses, “a fact that had never occurred, not even during the two world wars, even in the most terrible hours in the history of this country, on the occasion of disasters, floods or earthquakes.” 

That’s the view of illustrious Italian epidemiologist Dr. Paolo Gulisano, a professor of History of Medicine at the Bicocca State University of Milan. Gulisano is also a celebrated cultural essayist. He is ripping to shreds “one of the most famous slogans of the current pontificate,” which is the Church as “field hospital.” 

In 2019, Pope Francis repeatedly declared the Church to be a “field hospital” for “in the wounds of the sick and in the diseases that impede us from moving forward in life, Jesus’ presence, and His wounds, is always there.”

Francis used the phrase in his first major interview after his election in 2013, emphasizing the need for the Church to be physically present in difficult circumstances and, in the words of philosophy lecturer Fr. Osita Asogwa, offer “pastoral care in concrete situations.”  …


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