|Bishop Józef Wróbel|
In what appears to be the first (of hopefully many) prelates to speak out publicly in favor of the , Auxiliary Bishop Józef Wróbel of Lublin, Poland, said in an interview with Michele M. Ippolito of that “The four cardinals were right to ask for clarification on . If anything, it is only just to answer them.”
In the interview, the bishop is very candid in his support:
They have done well and the provisions of canon law. I think it is not only a right, but even a duty. observations. They asked no questions about the next day’s weather, but on issues concerning the Church’s teaching and therefore the faithful.
You couldn’t give [them Communion] before , it’s not possible now. The doctrine of the Church is not subject to changes, otherwise it is no longer the Church of Christ founded on the Gospel and the Tradition. It is given to no one to modify the doctrine insofar as no-one is master of the Church.
His comments on are strikingly firm, but equally so is his answer to a question that is high on the Vatican’s list of priorities: the welcoming of refugees: