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此刻夾道歡迎耶穌的,可會是以後高呼釘他上十架的人?

作者:思諍 (版權屬天主教信友平台,歡迎分享)


聖座國務院與各國關係部門秘書長加拉格爾(Paul Richard Gallagher)總主教於《America Magazine》3月23日的專訪𥚃,就不少惹人爭議的問題如中梵協議、梵蒂岡就香港社會情況視若無睹及香港教會兩年來主教出缺作出解釋。


我在此撮要令我「長知識」的幾段內容:「中國是個龐大國家,教廷實際上一直只是與一小撮政府組織中人談判,故實在難以掌握這些人將訊息帶回北京後或教廷對北京政權的影響⋯⋯但我們會以天主教會及中國政權關係正常化作長遠目標」,但總主教同時承認主教任命是當前一大難題。(Obviously, China is an immense country and has a huge population and a corresponding governmental structure, so we—the Holy See—actually negotiate with a very, very small group of people from that structure. So it is quite difficult to understand what the impact is of what they take back to Beijing or what we bring to Beijing...We do, in our bilateral contacts with them, consistently try to argue for normalization of relations between the Catholic Church and the Chinese authorities, but we realize that this is a very long-term objective. But the question of the nomination of bishops has been and remains a big priority.)


要問的是,對於內地聖堂被拆、神長被捕,梵蒂岡從來不哼一聲,這是否意味教廷為顧全長遠目標,可以暫且屈從,犧牲公義嗎?


當談到香港時,更如一記悶棍打下來。「香港天主教會內部意見分歧,有效忠北京的一派,也有渴望更大自由的另一派」,總主教進一步解釋,教廷一直保持沉默,是因為「嘩眾取寵」的言論只會令香港教會面對更形複雜的處境,聖座面對更形複雜的關係,卻未必能改變香港的情況。(in Hong Kong, obviously, the Catholic community in itself is significantly divided on the policy. There are, you might say, Beijing loyalists on one side and then there are people who would like greater freedom and greater exceptions for Hong Kong...Again, I don’t think that ‘grandstanding’ statements can be terribly effective...Is it going to produce a positive change, or does it make the situation more complicated for the local church and for relations with the Holy See?)


原來難度太高,倒不如不做更好。但為何教宗又聲緩緬甸?總主教說,因為緬甸人民是在爭取自由,而這是基本人權,再加上有當地貌波樞機及神長修道人站出來為他們發聲,梵蒂岡當然站在他們一邊。(that’s obviously fundamental, and we would be very supportive of that. You have seen this in Myanmar where Cardinal Charles Bo and many of the clergy and religious are very much on the front line of what’s going on. We would be supportive of that.)


恍然大悟!在香港,你何曾見過宗座署理或現任教區高層出來為這地的受苦者積極發聲?

而香港教區正權主敎出缺兩年的原因,總主教強調梵蒂崗也很希望能盡快任命新主教,但仍有不少問題尚待解決;他進而表示這是萬民福音部負責,自己不清楚遴選進度,簡而言之,記者問錯人了。(I can say that the Holy See is anxious to appoint a bishop for Hong Kong, but it has proven to be one of those processes which is complex and presents difficulties...there are certain knots that have to be unraveled, and that’s not going to be easy)


記者最後希望總主教能對「民主」作出閳䆁,加拉格爾重申民主體制合乎福音價值,但又小心地補充民主有不同形式演繹。(Well the Second Vatican Council, and indeed Pius XII years before the council, said democracy represents a form of government that very much corresponds to Gospel values. But obviously we do believe that democracy has different forms, and democracy has to be inculturated.)


於加拉格爾總主教的訪問中,我看不到教會高層應具的風骨,卻只看到一位在玩閃避球的「世界仔」。對於不公不義、無聲者的吶喊以至無辜者的鮮血也可以因為所謂的苦衷、眼前或未可見實效這各種砌詞而選擇視若無睹,他們如何領導至聖、至公、從宗徒傳下來的教會?

此刻,我想起電影《沉默》(Silence)中的Sebastião Rodrigues,他有份踏繪(日本在德川幕府時期發表了「踏繪」命令,要基督徒每年踐踏基督教聖像以示背棄基督教,違抗者處刑),卻自我解䆁這樣做是為拯救正被施酷刑的信眾,是天主所允許。果真如此?

明天基督苦難主日,於兩旁手持聖枝熱烈歡迎耶穌的,正是於不久以後恨恨高呼「釘他在十字架」的同一班群眾;而在他們當中,又可會有教廷中人甚至教宗的身影?


《America Magazine》訪問:



https://www.americamagazine.org/....../pope-francis......

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