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By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews, July 30, 2019


Photo: Cardinal Gerhard Muller

July 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In a recent July 26 statement, Cardinal Gerhard Müller pointed out the close link between the upcoming Amazon Synod and the German “synodal path” as it is being currently organized in Germany.

He stated that “the synodal process in the realm of the German Bishops’ Conference is now being linked with the Synod for the Amazon, and this is done for ecclesial-political reasons and as a leverage for the restructuring of the Universal Church. Additionally, at both events the protagonists are nearly identical, and they are even financially and organizationally connected by way of the relief agencies of the German Bishops’ Conference.”

“It will not be easy to control this wrecking ball,” the Cardinal added.

The German bishops’ “relief agencies” referred to by Cardinal Müller are Adveniat and Misereor. The two agencies published the German translation of the working document of the upcoming October 6-27  Pan-Amazon Synod on July 17 and revealed their  involvement in the preparatory work of this synod. The directors general of both agencies – Father Pirmin Spiegel and Father Michael Heinz – signed the introduction to the document. ….

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