The Hungarian Jesuits exhort the editors of America magazine to exercise greater wariness

America, Jesuit flagship magazine published an article on the visit of Pope Francis to Csíksomlyó on 19th April, 2019. Here is the comment of the Hungarian Jesuits.

An article on the visit of Pope Francis to Csíksomlyó: the Hungarian Jesuits exhort the editors of America magazine to exercise greater wariness

The Hungarian Jesuits highly respect the freedom of expression and opinion. However, it is painful to see that it is the guest author of America, the flagship magazine of our Society of Jesus, who tries to make sheer political profit from the visit of Pope Francis to Csíksomlyó. We are taken aback to read that he wishes to set an agenda to the leader of the Catholic church, of whom to meet with, what to say and how he should comment the Hungarian political life in his homily.

While this effort is unworthy as it is, we regretfully notice that the author commits the very same mistake which intention he attributes to others: to try to send political messages over the pastoral visit of Pope Francis.

There is due time and space for expressing political opinion. Think whatever you may on current political issues; let Csíksomlyó remain what it indeed is: a unique place for pilgrimage of Transylvanian and other Hungarians living within or outside the borders of our country. Thus the Hungarian Jesuits exhort the editors of America magazine and the author of the article to exercise greater prudence and wariness, and request their prayers so that the visit of Pope Francis may be a vitalizing source of peace, reconciliation and encounter with God.

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Frissítve: 2019. május 01.