Rafael Correa calls the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI as a “revolutionary”act
The current president of Ecuador and candidate for the re-election, Rafael Correa, said that for him the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is an act of honesty and could even be seen as “revolutionary“, before certain fundamentalisms of the Catholic Church.
Correa said that the announced resignation of the Pope, for his age, is “an example of honesty that only, I would say, to a certain stubbornness of the Catholic Church, which refused to accept as a possibility,” he added.
The Ecuadorian president, who describes himself as a Christian humanist of left, said in an interview today in a radio of Quito: “I think it is an act of honesty and I would even say revolutionary Pope Benedict speaks highly of him,” Correa stated by asking: “Where’s the scandal of that decision?”
President Correa went on to say that: “There are holy priests and also about the other” but, “arrogance, meaning the Church, is never wrong.” “That itself goes against the gospel of Christ.”