fredag 17 oktober 2008

Överlämnandet av diakonpetitionen - så gick det...

Det var alltså den 15:e oktober som det följande skedde. Tydligen kom petitionen ända fram till sist - direkt till påven... Och det var väl ändå huvudsaken....

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ROME, Italy - Yesterday, at 6:00 o'clock, the Italian police stopped representatives of Catholic organizations from around the world as they walked into St. Peter's Square to deliver a petition calling for the restoration of women's ordination to the diaconate. The group was holding a banner saying "Ordain Catholic Women" and handing out educational materials. A total of thirteen members of the Italian and Vatican police gathered to question the eleven representatives. After taking their materials, the Italian police demanded their passports and called the Vatican police, who sent their chief. According to a member of the Italian police, this was the first time in 15 years the chief came to question demonstrators. He did not allow them to deliver the petition to the Portone di Bronzo but said he would deliver it to the pope himself. Earlier in the day, the group brought the same banner and materials into the Square without getting stopped by the police. The representatives are in Rome during the Synod of Bishops on the Bible, calling for the full and equal participation of women in the Roman Catholic Church, including ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.

"Our peaceful action did not merit the extreme reaction of the police-sending the chief down to interrogate us while seizing our passports," stated Aisha Taylor, executive director of the Women's Ordination Conference. "However, I was not surprised. Time and again, when it comes to women's role in the Church, the Vatican overreacts and demonstrates just how fearful they are about the growing support for women's ordination."

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2 kommentarer:

Jonas 21 oktober 2008 22:51  

Jag undrar varför man inte kunde ha begärt audiens hos någon lämplig företrädare för Vatikanen som man kunde ha lämnat petitionen till?!

Charlotte Therese 22 oktober 2008 00:20  

Jo, men kan man inte tänka sig att "Portone di Bronzo" motsvarade det?

Vatikanen har något slags kontor där intill. Förmodar att det var det de menade.

Och jag förmodar att de hade annonserat om sitt besök eftersom de möttes av så många poliser.

Själv undrar jag varför det blev så...

Det här ger ju bara Vatikanen en massa negativ mediareklam. Så onödigt...

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