Message of solidarity with Tony Flannery arrives from Brazil

Dear Fr. Tony Flannery,
From Brazil, we, members of Kairós/Nós Também Somos Igreja, the Brazilian section of IMWAC, at our weekly meeting, held this morning, having reflected about recent restrictive measures taken against you by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, so as to disrespect your right to follow the voice of your conscience: concerning the vote of obedience to hierarchy instances, we express our solidarity with you, asking ecclesiastic hierarchy to suspend its draconian measures, allowing you to return to your ministry. Our solidarity with you will be also represented by means of those who will organize a vigil, next Sunday, outside the official residence of the papal Nuncio, in Dublin.
“Laeti in spe”, your brothers and sisters of
Kairós/Nós Também Somos Igreja – Brasil, January 24th 2013.
Prezado Pe. Tony Flannery,
Desde o Brasil, nós, membros de Kairós/Nós Também Somos Igreja, secção brasileira do Movimento Internacional Somos Igreja, por ocasião de nossa reunião semanal, realizada nesta manhã, tendo refletido sobre as recentes medidas restritivas tomadas contra o Sr. pela Congregação para a Defesa da Fé do Vaticano, desrespeitando seu direito de seguir a voz de sua consciência quanto ao voto de obediência às instâncias hierárquicas da Igreja, manifestamos nossa solidariedade ao Sr., apelando à hierarquia da Igreja que suspenda suas medidas draconianas, permitindo-lhe o retorno às funções ministeriais.
Nossa solidariedade ao Sr. também se fará representada por meio daqueles e daquelas que vão organizar uma vigília pacífica, no próximo Domingo, em frente à residência oficial do Núncio Apostólico, em Dublin.
“Alegres na esperança”, seus irmãos e irmãs de
Kairós/Nós Também Somos Igreja – Brasil, 24 de janeiro de 2003.

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One Comment

  1. The Spirit blows where the Spirit will, without restriction.
    Whatever the outcome Tony – you are not alone ! 🙂

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