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A Christmas Surprise? - Francis to name Über-Modernist German Bishop as Prefect for Doctrine of the Faith

Bishop Heiner Wilmer, of Hildesheim, Germany

The German Hierarchy, with its revolutionary “Synodal Path”, is leading the charge to destroy Catholic unity.

What better way to encourage this than for the pope to elevate one of their bishops to the most prominent doctrinal position of the Church? And this might happen very soon, according to the highest sources of our friends at Italian traditional blog Messa in Latino:

News - a Christmas present: new modernist Prefect at the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith?

Our sources "in the highest places" would now confirm (though we know that the Holy Father is unpredictable to the last) that the next Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith will be Bishop Heiner Wilmer [whose doctoral thesis deals with none other than the Modernist-adjacent Maurice Blondel, and not in a critical way], current Bishop of Hildesheim, replacing current Prefect Card. Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, in prorogatio since July 1, 2022.

A theologian, member of the Dehonian order, well known for his ultra-progressive ideas, he went so far as to state in a delirious interview in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger of Dec. 14, 2018 (here) that "abuse of power is in the DNA of the Church," an absurd and heretical thesis.

Unfortunately, if confirmed, this would be a very bad Christmas present from St. Martha's House, given also his ultra-progressive positions advocated in the infamous "synod" taking place in Germany.

Rather than Christmastime for the Church, it seems that we are entering a late winter.