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January 21-23, 2000
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RADICALS TRYING TO DOMINATE EPISCOPAL SUCCESSION IN CHIAPAS
    SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, MEXICO, JAN 20 (ZENIT).- Radical groups associated with "indigenous theology" are trying to influence the episcopal succession in the diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas, according to one of the anti-sect experts of the Archdiocese of Mexico. Fr. Flaviano Amatulli Valente, who is also founder of the Apostles of the Word, has urged the Holy See to intervene in order to prevent "a true schism in the Catholic Church in Mexico."

    Fr. Amatulli noted that territory of this diocese is already less than 50% Catholic. This number is consonant with other areas where "Liberation Theology" has been applied, according to the priest. The theologian rejected the idea that outgoing Bishop Samuel Ruiz could be compared to Bishops Óscar Romero and Helder Cámara. "Those were 'prophets' that did not give in to the temptation to become 'kings.' This didn't occur with Bishop Samuel, who pushed or accepted a line of pastoral care that is very disputed within the Catholic Church, eliminating any type of opposition." ZE00012023

          

January 21-23, 2000
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