The Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference despised “the expressionless faces of those who recite the Rosary before the clinics where abortion is practiced.”
Nunzio Galantino is Secretary General of the Italian Episcopal Conference since last December, when as Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio Pope Francisco you? Appointed to that position.
The last May gave an interview to “Quotidiano” in which he referred to these derogatory terms to the many faithful that all abortorios world focus to pray the Rosary to Our Lady for an end to the scourge of abortion.
The reporter asked if the CIS had invested heavily in “non-negotiable values” (life, family, education), to which Galantino responded:
“We believe in the sacredness of life. In the past we have focused only on abortion and euthanasia. You can not, in the middle is the existence that develops. I do not identify with the expressionless faces of those who recite the rosary outside clinics who practice abortion, but with young people who are opposed to this practice and strive for the quality of life of the people, for the right to health, to work. “
On what its like for the Italian Church, Galantino said:
“You can talk about any topic, as married priests, the Eucharist to divorced, homosexuality, without taboos, from the Gospel and giving reasons for our positions.”
“And then what would you say to a couple of gay believers living together faithfully for years?” asked the reporter:
“I would listen to your story, as I try to do for all relationships between people I have ever encountered and I am still. It is not necessary to always have something to say. Many times it is important to listen before speaking. “
His defense came in an interview to the magazine Sempre, which incorporates section agency Zenit Italian and translated into Spanish blog Secretum meum mihi
(Zenit) – The Secretary believes that the CIS has been dealt a wrong due to media manipulation. “The interview in question, he explains, was born in a specific context: the influence of the media. At that time I stated that we should be particularly attentive to the television which uses only images that help support the person’s own thesis. I cited the example of framing the color expressionless face those who recite the rosary in front of abortion clinics against. “
A media method “seeks depontenciar not only recited the rosary in front of the clinic, but also the great and extraordinary movement, which is behind,” says Msgr. Galantino. Therefore, his was more of a warning to be on guard against such instrumentalities. The decontextualized statement of the interview was therefore wrong font. “Sometimes, reflects the prelate exponents of certain of our movements do not read the interview in its entirety, but only the title of the newspaper, which obviously has every interest to choose only those expressions that scandal and create problems. Thus began trills 10,000 or 15,000 Facebook posts against Bishop Galantino … “.
In this context of criticisms that have been turned against the Secretary of the CIS states he was “impressed” by the “summary malice of certain persons who claim to recite the rosary. It is disturbing to know that whoever recites the Rosary to be able to express yourself with these colors with this verbal violence. “