How it Should Be Done

The National Catholic Reporter carries a story on one possible future Pope, Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea.

The article says:

Sarah became an outspoken critic of authoritarian and corrupt regimes. When Pope John Paul II visited Guinea in 1992, Sarah publicly asked the pope to push African leaders to clean up their act.

“Tell the African governments that reforms will be meaningless if they are tainted in blood, provoking considerable human and economic catastrophes,” Sarah told the pope.

When the ruling regime in Guinea tossed opposition leader Alpha Conde into jail in 1999 after a disputed election, Sarah publicly demanded his release.

Let’s hope GAFCON/FCA bishops are every bit as outspoken as this brave man going forward.

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