By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dramatic Prayer



Official Vatican Statement:


Tuesday, May 21, 2013
FR. LOMBARDI ON ALLEGED EXORCISM PERFORMED BY POPE
Vatican City, 21 May 2013 (VIS) – In response to questions from reporters about an alleged exorcism performed by the Holy Father Francis in St. Peter’s Square after last Sunday’s Mass, the Director of the Holy See Press Office Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., said: “The Holy Father had no intention to perform any exorcism. Instead, as he frequently does for the sick and suffering persons who approach him, he simply meant to pray for a suffering person who was presented to him.”

Blogger comment: I can hear bloggers now: "Wait, he didn't follow the rubrics! He is setting a bad example!" They should get an Academy award for best, unwitting, spontaneous impersonation of the ancient Pharisees.

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