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Old Apr 18, '05, 11:38 pm
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Default Cardinal George Pell

I had good impressions of him but then I came across this transcript (dated April 6) and His Eminence's answer puzzles me. Perhaps it was just him not expressing himself clearly or maybe there was miscommunication since there seemed to have been some satellite troubles.

http://news.sbs.com.au/dateline/inde...headlineid=948


GEORGE NEGUS: Cardinal, I don't mean this in a facetious or a sacrilegious way, but how does the Holy Spirit guide people like yourself in the conclave when there has to be politics involved, there has to be ideology involved, there has to be numbers involved, is the Holy Spirit a good political numbers man?

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL: No, sometimes He gets it right, sometimes He gets it wrong. But the Holy Spirit always works through free individuals. We try to listen to one another, we try to think, we try to discern what the church needs and to come to some consensus. The Holy Spirit only works through humans and through natural means generally. I've received no special inspiration.

GEORGE NEGUS: It's interesting though you said sometimes the Holy Spirit can get it wrong?

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL: Yes, well there have been bad popes in history.
 

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