"Cardinal Danneels is seriously shocked "Cardinal Godfried Danneels remains very shocked after the [Police] raid at his home at Varkensstraat, the archbishop's palace, and the cathedral."The cardinal is only human. He is a very hard worker. He is a man who has had a very experienced life, and always [lived in a] very quiet [manner]. ... I can assure you that the cardinal had envisioned his retirement very differently," said his spokesman Hans Geybels. [HBVL.be]
He had probably envisioned his retirement in Castel Gandolfo...
Anyway, is he more shocked than, for instance, the people of Bruges when they found out earlier this year that their Bishop and Danneels's protegé and major ally, Roger Vangheluwe, was a pedophile and had abused, among others, his own nephew?
[Image courtesy of Chris Gillibrand, who has tried to warn the world about the former Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels and about the state of the Church in Belgium for so many years.]